The Way of the Warrior
You likely have heard the Japanese term, “samurai.” Historically, samurai were the warrior class of feudal Japanese society, and images of them pop up in all sorts of current popular media.
However, because the Tokugawa shoguns were overthrown in the 1860s (ending what was called the Edo Period), you might guess that people can no longer be trained to be samurai.
You’d be wrong.
This story about the Ogasawara family and its school to train samurai today will give you a glimpse of the traditional training.
What do you notice about the training from watching the students? Have you ever experienced anything like what is in the story?
There are all kinds of possibilities for your future, and if you are willing to apply the time, patience, and effort, then no matter when you start, you can use what you learn to become something special.
How to Train Like a Samurai from Great Big Story on YouTube (3:01)
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