A young samurai just started samurai school. At this school, kids learn what it takes to be a samurai.
Here at samurai school, everything you learn will help you in life. You will learn the code of Bushido, military training, mental training, literary training, and spiritual training
During literary training samurai also learned how to write haikus. Haikus are short poems that are usually made up of three sentences. The first and last sentences are five syllables and the middle sentence is seven syllables.
In your literary training, you will learn calligraphy. Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing, all you need is a brush, a block of ink, and paper or silk.
Samurais need to practice self-defense so that they can fight any enemy without fear. Every samurai is taught to not fear death because the fear of death will only hold them back and end up getting them killed.
During your military training you will learn how to fence. When you fight in real combat you will use a katana. In case you didn't know a katana is a long curved sword that is very sharp.
I have to learn to fight off any opponents with or without a sword.
Samurai practiced Zen Buddhism because it helped discipline and enlighten the samurai. Samurai also posed puzzling questions called koans. An example of a koan is, if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?
Spirtual training is something very important to have in your life. Zen gardens are places you will spend a lot of time in. It is important for samurai to meditate and be peaceful.
I'm so clam.
In order to be Samurai, you need to live your whole life by The Code Of Bushido. This means you must be honest, fearless, but most of all loyal. If you ever fail at a task you will have to pay the price of ritual suicide. A samurai's entire life is about the Bushido Code.
In order to be the best samurai I can be, I must be able to strike with complete accuracy.
Your mental techniques must be so sharp that you can shoot at any target without thinking. Samurais get attacked all the time without notice so you must be able to do this.