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#111707 - 05/16/04 11:06 AM Re: Samurai Help
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You can call yourself what ever you want and act owever you want. It doesnt' mean you will ever be a samurai. A little more research into the true samurai will shed a little light on bushido. The early samurai wasn't as honorable as people think. The code of bushido didn't apear till peace time as a means of giving the samurai a reason to still exist. Even though the samurai wasn't what everyone thinks they were doesn't mean it's not a good goal to work toward. The arts they studied and the way of the bushido is a good way to go, but going around calling yourself a samurai will only have people think your nuts or still pretty imature. The title of samurai wasn't something that could be given to anyone that wasn't born into it, it's not like being knighted. As for them regaining there honor and becoming samurai again? Thats not an issue since it wasn't a case of them loosing there honor to begin with. It was a matter of choice to not call them self samurai since there was no need.

There are no samurai, just a long misunderstood history.

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#111708 - 05/16/04 08:47 PM Re: Samurai Help
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hmmmmmmmmmm..... i wonder if they're proud of their heritage?

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#111709 - 05/16/04 09:23 PM Re: Samurai Help
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Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that all samurai were bad. It's like trying to group any type of people, you can't. There were good and bad, it's just the popular idea of the samurai isn't what it was really like. Toshishiro Obata (sp) is said to descend from samurai, but he doesn't go around calling himself one. Even though he was in the ninja turtle movie he is a very talented martial artist and swordsman.

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#111710 - 08/18/04 06:50 PM Re: Samurai Help
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Hello,

If you are still interested in seeking a place where you can learn Samurai fighting arts, it is in Colorado. The website address is: www.warriorquest.com

From martial artist to martial artist, I hope this should help you.

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#111711 - 08/18/04 07:35 PM Re: Samurai Help
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RE the above weblink....Oh come on...this may be good for helping action movie wannabes. Are you people actually serious?!?!?

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#111712 - 08/18/04 07:44 PM Re: Samurai Help
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No different than XMA.

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#111713 - 08/18/04 09:45 PM Re: Samurai Help
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Ugh. I usually say don't judge a book by it's cover, but in this case I learned pretty much all I needed to know about these guys in less than 5 seconds of purusing the page.

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#111714 - 08/18/04 11:36 PM Re: Samurai Help
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Take a little more time. It gets worse.

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#111715 - 08/19/04 09:57 AM Re: Samurai Help
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Ugh... watched some of the videos. You weren't kidding.

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#111716 - 09/24/04 10:48 PM Re: Samurai Help
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go to kyoto, japan

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