Samurai Rules

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A 19th century training text used by martial arts school in Japan to teach the bushi (samurai) class has been deciphered. Bugei no jo, or "Introduction to Martial Arts" is dated to the 15th year of Tenpo (1844) and contains 12 rules that samurais were expected to follow, including:

Do not leave the path of honor

Do not commit shameful deeds

Do not let the school's teachings leak out

Do not compete

Do not tell bad things about other schools

Read more about the samurai text in this intriguing article by Owen Jarus over at LiveScience.

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