The samurais had to learn the basics of being a samurai by using a wooden sword by learning the basics of swords. Also,they had to ride on a horse to get their archery the best because it was very complicated.Then, the boys had to been taught military tactics, archery riding, handling spears, and a unarmed combat,jujutsu,i.e yawara. Also to be a samurai you need four factors and they are...

  1. The samurai is a well-trained, highly skilled warrior.
  2. The samurai serves his daimyo, or master, with absolute loyalty, even to the death. In fact, the word samurai means, "those who serve."
  3. The samurai is a member of an elite class, considered superior to common citizens and ordinary foot soldiers.
  4. The samurai's life is ruled by Bushido, a strict warrior code emphasizing honor.

The girls had to understand how to be good wives and good housekeepers also. But they were also given a choice to recive weapon training.

This is influential because many people want to be like them and they would have to go throught what the samurais do just to be one. in order to be a samurai you must go through many things like knowing how to be strong, smart and bold and not to be afraid when you battle.

  • Samurai- is a powerful member of a military castle in feudal Japan and they are also a member of a military retainers of the daimyos.
  • Daimyo- is a master or a leader that dominates most of the country for a very long time.
  • Bushido-The traditional code of the Japanese samurai, stressing honor, self-discipline, bravery, and simple living.