The Samurai Bushido Code (Japanese "way of the warrior", or bushido), was the warrior code of the samurai.
Samurai Warrior Code was a strict code that demanded:
The samurai bushido code is an internally-consistent ethical code, grounded in the spiritual approach of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism.
In its purest form, it demands of its practitioners that they look effectively backward at the present from the moment of their own death, as if they were already, in effect, dead.
The Bushido of the Samurai was also a spiritual basis for those who committed kamikaze attacks during World War II.
For this reason many of the martial arts that are rooted in Japanese Bushido were banned by the occupying Americans during the post-war occupation.
Bushido is still practiced today (in modified forms) and in many of today's modern martial arts. The most common forms of bushido martial arts, still practiced in Japan today, are:
Unlike in other martial arts, extended contact, or multiple strikes, tends to be discouraged in favor of clean single strokes on the body or the head.
A WARRIOR must always Watch and be ready for an Attack, Retreat if possible, Retaliate when nessary. Only through training can a Warrior continue to Improve their art form. A Warrior will Overcome all obsticals through Rest Repitition and Recovery !
Rest / Repitition / Recovery
There are seven virtues associated with the samurai code of bushido:
- Gi - Rectitude
- Yu - Courage
- Jin - Benevolence
- Rei - Respect
- Makoto - Honesty
- Meiyo - Honor
- Chugi - Loyalty
Thats Bushido - The Way Of The Warrior.