In Western media there seems to be an over-enthusiastic apotheosis of the samurai. I’m not denying that the samurai were skilled and valorous warriors but let’s take a step back, remove the blindfold and evaluate them more objectively.
Myth #16 - The samurai were the greatest warriors in world…
So, as you all know, I have been going on and on and on about how Asian martial arts are very different from Western martial arts and that Asian/Eastern martial arts are not inherently better than Western martial arts just because they “look cooler” or have more followers. Just because our society has come to associate the term “martial arts” with Asia (Japan, China, Korea, and others), does not mean that it’s correct.
Eastern and Western martial arts are separate and distinct systems of fighting. One is not better than the other. There.
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A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day.
What is Galadriel judged appearances instead of everyone’s inner thoughts.
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