Articles: Samurai

Care and Maintenance of Samurai Swords and Japanese Swords
Care and Maintenance of Samurai Swords and Japanese Swords
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There is a saying in Japan: “The sword is the soul of the Samurai.” And the samurai did take care of their blades accordingly. Today, samurai swords still deserve the same care. Blades made of carbon steel are subject to corrosion and must be…

Samurai Armour: What Did It Look Like?
Samurai Armour: What Did It Look Like?
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The legendary Japanese Samurai are known far beyond Japan. Their courageous behaviour and code of honour have become the main theme of many films and stories. While the Samurai are talked about a lot, we don't hear much about their armour, that…

The Mysterious Samurai Sword:  Why Is Katana Still So Popular?
The Mysterious Samurai Sword: Why Is Katana Still So Popular?
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No other Japanese weapon has left such a distinctive mark on our history and culture as the katana. These samurai swords have captivated countless generations and continue to amaze people around the world today. The reason might be their…
Tai Chi: The Art of Mastering Mind-Body Balance
Tai Chi: The Art of Mastering Mind-Body Balance
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Discover the world of Tai Chi, an ancient martial art and workout for both body and mind. We present to you an interesting guide to its mysteries. Explore the history and benefits of Tai Chi, and begin your own journey to harmony and strength!
Ronin, a Master-less Samurai
Ronin, a Master-less Samurai
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As you may already know, nothing is more important for a samurai than loyalty and honour. So, what about samurais who lost their master? Let’s travel back in time to medieval Japan, the samurai times, and read the story of 47 Ronin. You'll learn why…
How to Choose a Samurai Sword (Katana)
How to Choose a Samurai Sword (Katana)
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So, you're looking for a samurai sword. Don't worry, it doesn’t take a samurai to pick the right one. Some swords can be used for sword collections, other swords for practicing fighting techniques, and other swords only as decoration. This unique…
The Samurai Never Attacked First, the Honour Was What Mattered to Them
The Samurai Never Attacked First, the Honour Was What Mattered to Them
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We can’t imagine action films without elite agents who, on account of their special training, can neutralise the enemy and therefore ensure the mission’s complete success. Most people assume that special forces have been a matter in more recent…
What Is the Secret Behind Supernatural Ninja Powers? Agility and Years of Training
What Is the Secret Behind Supernatural Ninja Powers? Agility and Years of Training
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A gasp for breath cuts through the silence. Everybody in the room shivers with fear. There is no turning back, nowhere to hide. Chances to defend yourself? Absolutely none. You will not even have time to say your final prayer. Invisible killers in…
Hattori Hanzo
Hattori Hanzo
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Hattori “the Demon” Hanzo was a brilliant ninja fighter in 16th century Japan. His incredible story was so famous he became a living legend. As his devoted samurai he saved life of Tokugawa Ieyasu who later unified the country and became its shogun …
Katana swords made by Citadel
Katana swords made by Citadel
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The Japanese sword with a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands is called katana. It was used from 15th century by the samurais. They wore katana thrust through a belt-like sash …