A social class of Japan formed in the 12th century during the conflict between the Taira and Minamoto families during the Heian Era. The elite of society, they were the only class allowed to wear a sword in public (the longer katana and the shorter wakizashi). They refer to themselves as "bushi" rather than "samurai". Each samurai is trained in the art of warfare, martial arts, the sword, or the spear as well as in the way of Bushido. Each region developed their own unique style of swordsmanship or kenjutsu (such as Yagyu Shinkage-ryu as opposed to Itto-ryu) . The samurai is a cultural symbol of the ideal traits of the Japanese people- loyalty, honor,a centered mind, and attention to detail. During times of peace (Tokugawa Shogunate, 1600s+)the samurai would become artisans, farmers, or idlers (ronins/vagabonds). Their decline came in the late 19th century, with the Westernization of Japan and the advancements in weaponry.
Samurai during the 19th century spent more time drinking sake than fighting.
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The best warriors ever. As for the whole ninja kicking there asses thing. That can be said about almost anyone I mean ninjas use sneaky instink kills. However if a ninja and samurai fought face to face then the samurai would easily wipe the floor with those sneaky bastards.
Tom Cruise is NOT a samurai
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You have your ninjas and pirates, but now there's Samurai! Pirates may be able to use guns, and ninjas can hide wherever they want to, but samurai can cut the world in two if they wanted to. Samurai are cutting maniacs, slicing at everything. Samurai can beat a ninja and a pirate with a butter knife while on the seven seas during a fog. The samurai is going to be the reason for the extinction of the pirates and ninjas.
Guy 1: Hey, what happened to all the ninja here?
Guy 2: A samurai walked into the room a couple of seconds ago.
Guy 1: What about the pirate ship outside the window?
Guy 2: The same samurai cut it to pieces to make wood to burn the bodies of the ninja.
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Samurai facts:

-Samurai's can outrun there shadow
-Samurai's penetrate bullets
-Samurai's can stop a train at 200 mph by poking it
-Samurai's don't sleep, they plan the next move
-Samurai's fart can enhance human beings, too bad they don't fart in society
-Samurai's can kill a human being with a blade of grass
-Samurai's eat Gold and drink Mercury
-Samurai's can catch a moving bullet with their teeth
-Samurai's only use there Katanas if there life is in danger, too bad it never happens
-Samurai's tears seal wounds
-Samurai's daily exercise includes finger stands, push ups using your nose, and stopping shurikens with two fingers
-Samurai's never stops moving
-Samurai's bench the empire state building
-Samurai's march creates earth quakes
-Samurai's war cry creates thunder and lightning
-If someone saw a Samurai's face, their eyes would burn out, and their skin would melt
-One Samurai = 200 Ninjas
-Samurai's are better than ninjas
Guy 1 - Dude, You see Takemoto over there?
Guy 2 - Yea he's a Samurai
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noun, abrupt departure from a bar, party, or other social gathering without warning, or with an implied very brief absence and prompt return.

verb, to suddenly leave a bar, party, or other social gathering without warning, and frequently under the guise of implied brief absence and prompt return.
1.) One minute he's telling me how he ended up spending the night at his boss's place, then he pulls a samurai and takes off before he finishes the story!

2.) Pete told me he was going to have a cigarette, then he samuraied home at 11 p.m.!
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The equivalent of the knights of European history. Hired swords who fight for Feudal Lords during wars and the such. Wields a Katana and sometimes a Wakazachi for backup; these swords are of high quality and passed down through many generations, unlike the ninja-to's that ninjas wield. Use a style of swordfighting called Kenpo, in which many different forms with super sweet names exist. It's a shame that ninjas are so much cooler.
person1: yo check out that samurai cutting people up.
person2: yo check out that ninja behind him that he hasn't noticed yet.
person1: woah i totally didnt notice him.
person2: i only noticed him cuz im asian.
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A creature with all power, it is said a samurai can destroy the universe with a movement of the eyes. Samurais are the best at everything ever, especially sword fighting and gymnastics. Samurais are born when lightning bolts hit the highest peak of everest, they can teleport and run at the speed of light and fly too.
Pete: Oh my god, was that a samurai?
Joe: No it wasn't
Pete: Why not?
Joe: because we'd be dead if it was.
Pete: what was it then?
Joe: probably a slimy, sneaky little buccaneer shrew.
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A social class of people started in the latter 13th century who usually started training at dojos when they were eight or nine. After graduating from these dojos they usually joined the military ruled by the Shogunate or Shogunafter the Sengoku war when the Shogun became the supreme power more samurai came to the scene and joined the Shougnate however these samurai became dogs of the Shogun thus leading to small rebel groups trying to oppose the Shogun, but none were sucessful until the bakumatsu war began. Some samurai rebuked their title and became rurouni. Samurai disappeared after the Meji era. Today many manga artists over-glorify the samurai as cool, good-hearted people but in actuallity most samurai were cold-blooded killers
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