The pathway to a Samurai warrior began early in childhood and children began training under the age of 10. Sometimes as little as 3 years old but they often began training at 5 years old.
Samurai had two meals per day which consisted of rice, soup, fish and vegetables. They had at least 8 hours of sleep per night. This helped them fight well in battle.
The Samurai warriors were equipped with many combat weapons such as knives and a bow and arrow and were skilled in all of them. They often wore heavy armour and protection.
Samurai warriors spent their entire lives training to be the best and devoted themselves to the Daimyo. They were not allowed to have time off or 'break' and there was no option of retirement.
Thank you Samurai for your protection over my land. In return, I shall provide you with rice, food and status.
Thank you Daimyo. I shall serve and protect you with loyalty and service, till the end of my life without a break of retirement.
The Bushido code emphasises courage, loyalty, skill, duty, honesty, benevolence, and above all honour. You, as a Samurai warrior have disobeyed this code and therefore lost your honour. To redeem it, you must now plunge your short sword into your chest. A suicide ritual called Seppuku.