Must learn Bushido, or the Warriors Code. Must have a knowledge of the history of The Samurai. Must be a master of weapons like: bows and arrows, spears and guns, and the most sacred weapon, the sword. Must be a warrior who has practiced Samurai since a child. Must value honor and loyalty to country and family above all else. Must not be afraid of death. Will get payed in rice from Daiymo. Must have self control and be able to Iaido. Most importantly must support the system of values that your lord represents.