Konnichiwa Minasan (hello everyone)
Sleeping Samurai is a company based around bringing Interactive Entertainment to conventions. They supply hand made foam weapons, made to simulate actual weapons with as much historical accuracy as possible. These weapons are created entirely by the staff of Sleeping Samurai. Most all of the weapons that the staff create are Asian inspired. They do have some European inspired weapons, though. So, whether you are looking for a foam Katana or a foam Hammer, you should find what you need in their wide array of weapons.
Sleeping Samurai was established in 2007 and since then they have brought their expertise in the field of Interactive Entertainment to dozens of shows across the U.S. No distance is too far to travel in order to bring their unique style of foam fighting. Not only do they offer you the chance to participate in the foam battles themselves but they also hold instructional panels, historical panels, choreographed fight routine panels, training sessions and much more. Foam weapon tournaments, exhibition matches and LARPing games are just a few types of battles that they organize and supervise at conventions. Tournament winners receive their pick of one free item from their inventory.
The meaning of Sleeping Samurai:
“Many people ask me what my business name means. To me, it represents the fact that in this world there are still Samurai. These Samurai could be your “average Joe”. The kid that packs your groceries, the person that delivers your mail, the firefighter down the street, the person at your local park that picks up the trash, the Police Officer that you hate because he/she gave you a ticket for breaking the law, or the person that serves your burger at the fast food joint. All of these people could be Samurai. They just don’t realize it. Therefore, they are “Sleeping”. They are Samurai because of how they treat you, respect you, protect you, honor you and most of all, (some) would die for you. Yes, some would even give their lives for you, a complete stranger. These are the type of people that I would consider, Samurai. So, the next time you are about to take for granted the person who bagged your groceries, delivered your tax return, saved your grandparents from a gas leak, picked up your trash, arrested the criminals, or served you your food, just remember, they could be “Sleeping Samurai”. “Are You Sleeping?” “
About Sleeping Samurai’s Goals & Aspirations
It is the goal of Sleeping Samurai to help re-awaken Honor, Respect and Chivalry wherever they can – welcoming them back into this world with a Foam Weapon in hand and a smile on our faces. Along with others, they believe that “Chivalry is not dead, it’s only Sleeping”… and they wish to re-awaken it. The Sleeping Samurai hope to accomplish their goals by impacting children, teens, peers and adults across the country in a positive and exciting manner. They want to teach – through activities such as fun and structured Foam Weapon Interactive Entertainment Battles and Panels – that there is no reason to act like fools, at times disgracing oneself or family. They wish for people to understand what it means to awaken their “Inner Samurai” and to find comradery in the ideals of such. Their company gives people a chance to battle one another safely, utilizing one of their many Foam Martial Arts Practice Weapons. They also provide a safe, non-presuming, and friendly environment for convention attendees to just hang out in an environment which teaches respect for one another and the joy of having people in your life that you consider true friends, mentors and family.
~ Ronin is a way of life…
We look forward to seeing the Sleeping Samurai back at Causeacon 2018!