December 12, 2011

The Meaning of Samurai

What does Samurai mean to you?

Often one person may associate Samurai with war and violence and another may think of strength, code of honour and valour.

Did you know that the meaning of Samurai is basically translated as "those who Serve" or "to Serve and Attend"?

Yes, the Samurai trained and dedicated their lives to serving the nobility or their master. David Lay wrote a great article titled, Origins of the Samurai (http://judoinfo.com/samurai.htm). In his article, he referenced a poem that was "written by warriors about service as border guards":

From today

Without regard for myself

I set out

A shield strong but humble

For our Sovereign Lord.

Samurai Values

The values of a Samurai include:

  • Integrity
  • Courage
  • Benevolence
  • Politeness
  • Sincerity
  • Honor
  • Loyalty
  • Self-Control

No matter what business I have been involved in, all of these principles have served me well in creating enhanced results and more profitable ventures. At Samurai Innovation, we want to help you employ these principles in an innovative way to assist you in creating new and powerful results in your business and life. It is about leveraging your power to innovate.

2015 Update:  Want a look at Samurai Culture from my recent trip to Japan?

In addition to helping you find out the start of the meaning of samurai, the following images are just a sample preview from a training trip to Japan in our article titled, "Birthplace of Samurai".  You will be able to checkout the pictures, video and article info.

Samurai Castle in Kyoto-Japan - Samurai Innovation
Real Samurai Armour
Nice more than life sized Kamiza
Shrine at night in Tokyo
Too big to fit this Kamiza in one frame

Please leave us a comment to let us know if you want more background on the Samurai or what area of your business you find the most challenging to improve.

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Shane Fielder

I am a grower of human capability and a business builder. The best part of my life is helping people become stronger and develop their skills, talents and character in order to lead powerful lives. I have had the great privilege to study under some of the greatest minds of business, leadership, health and fitness along with the most talented Martial Arts instructors. My passion is helping people to become even more powerful in life than they already are.

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