The samurai learned self control.
The samurai learned to control their fear of death, which might interfere with fighting.
They also learned how to be prepared and alert at all times.
Young samurai were forced to spend days without eating.
They had to march barefoot in the snow.
They had to think of themselves as already dead.
They could never relax.
Does being a samurai sound easy to you?
Bushido is an unwritten moral code all samurai followed.
It stressed morality, honesty, and bravery.
They lived by this code and were intensely loyal to their daimyo.
If they were dishonored, or their master died, they committed seppuku.
Seppuku is ritual suicide.
Samurai started training young, and first learned to shoot arrows accurately.
They were also mentoured by a Buddhist monk, which taught them the ways of the religion.