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samrais and knights compare and contrast

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Chelsea Cabrera

on 28 February 2014

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Transcript of samrais and knights compare and contrast

Samurais and knights
Codes of Honor
How the classic worriers were trained
From all over the world the most terrific worriers from Japan to Europe have a lot of differences between them like their armor, weaponry, and how they were trained and at what age they became to be either a samurai or a knight. However, these two share a lot in their lives eventually , and had lots of advantages and disadvantages between what sources they had. There are many explanations to why these two groups had to follow their codes of honor and to why a knight or a samurai either had to choose or were forced to in their life of serving each of their lords/ masters for the rest of their lives. Clearly to us , the similarities weren't greater than the differences for what their rights were.
Both knights and samurais had almost the same armor gear, but not quite by how they were protected when their enemies emerged. The knights' usually wore full plate male, plate male, and change mail. As for the samurais, they wore scale male, plate male, but the japanese used/wore leather that the knights didn't had what these worriers from Japan had. The samurais' amour weren't protective completely, but yet they had the advantage of moving faster because their amour weighed less, but for the knights, yes they were protected but their geared weighed more and moved slower.

long sword
The knights and the samurais had a lot of weapons, but what they mostly fought with was using these two classical swords called the long sword and the katana. The katana was the japanese sword and it was that was shorter than the long sword, but it was even stronger and cutted better. The katana was only sharp on one side , but it was made to attack futher people as well as fighting with your opponent from 1 to 2 swords to attack them even better but the long sword was sharper on both side that it was also double handed and it was even more felxable. The long sword was longer than the katana, so that meant that a knight didn't have to get as close to the the person you were aiming for. As for the samurai, they would have had to use their katana and would have had to come even closer to their component to face them risking to get killed.


The greatest samurai
worriers started their training
when they were little children.
Both men and women were
trained to be samurais, but only
men went to war and the women stayed in their homes and protective themselves in case invaders attacked instead of battling on the fields like the men did. Every samurai were trained to have had physical training, poetry, spiritual discipline. As they trained, they used bamboo sticks at first until they were ready to use there swords. For a beginner, at age 14 they would officially become recognized as a samurai.

These knights and samurais had something in common with each other, their codes of honor. We can agree that their codes of honor were very important to them by each of their meanings were. The samurais code was called Bushido code and what it meant to them was having honesty, being loyal, and having moral principles. To them their belief was that if any body lied, this would mean that their made your family would be ashamed for yourself. For the knights , their code of honor was called chivalry. Chivalry was quite similar to Bushido but the knights made vows/ promises to a true knighthood. They traits for being worthy had to be ''strong, brave, courteous, and loyal bearing under great difficulties.''

For a knight, they were trained a little different at a different age. They would begin training starting at the age 4 or 5 years old. Then at the age 8 they would be serve as a page to his father's overlord and then at the age of 14, they would finally would become a squire still training with wooden or blunted swords. horse skills, and to their religious belief. When a squire gained approval he would be a knight finally at the age of 21, usually.
In this video an expert argues about how the katana was so power that the long sword had that same strength of cutting better depending on your the position your in.
For us, we think that their should be nothing to change to the samurais and the knights because what they believed in. They acted to what they were a better fighter. As for being with their lord, we think it was unfair that the knights didn't have no right to abandoned their lord/master because the samurais had a choice either to leave or to stay their lords/ masters if they were a bad leader.
Our Judgement
To what we have learned about these worriers, it's fascinating to learn about their cultures and their life. Their was more differences than the similarities that they had with each other so this means that their were more greater differences about their amour, weapons, and how they were trained than their similarities like their codes of honor.
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