also know as bushi
who they where
The Samurai were warriors of premodern Japan, They later became the highest ranking social caste of the Edo Period(1603-1867). They began as provincial warrior before rising into power in the 12th century. They used a wide range of weapons such as Kyudo, Yari, guns, wazki and their main weapon the Katana. They alone had the power to wear two swords. The word Samurai means "to be on one's guard".
Samurai's lived the lives following the ethic code of bushido ("way of the warrior"). Bushido code was loyalty to one's master, self discipline and respect, and ethical behavior.
Samurai could draw this sword and strike them in a single motion
experts who used kyudo were called kyudoka
the martial art of wielding the Yari is called sojutsu