Attilio Anthony John Wagstaffe
Alright fellas give the poor lad a break.... he's only 16 and has possibly been misled.....
No Tom it does not make you a Samurai......
They don't exist anymore.... but the concept does in Japanese Tradition and Etiquette and Business ethics (I think, but could be wrong there)
And in some deluded peoples minds.......
Umm.....yeah. I think in at least one regard the dojo does teach you something about the Samurai: how to exist in a small hierachical unit, with a martial mindset.
As you say, we preserve some of the etiquette, surely along with etiquette comes a system of thought? And since a lot of this etiquette was perculiar to the Samurai class I think it follows that maybe just a little bit of the Samurai mindset was passed on with it.
We probably wouldn't even noticed if it had though because to us it'd just seem normal.