This humble glossary is intended only as a quick reference for terms used in this blog. For more adequate and extensive explanations, please use your impressive search engine skills. I will be adding more terms to the glossary as I use them in blog posts.

Chanbara – Japanese term for movies about sword fighting. In most cases, they are stories about samurai or ronin.

Ronin – a wandering samurai with no lord.

Samurai – Japanese warriors, members of the military class at the service of a feudal lord.

Wuxia – Chinese term for fiction about ancient warriors. In many cases, the protagonists have uncanny skills or even superhuman powers.