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A Montenegrin who defeated a Japanese samurai

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Aleksandar Lekso Saicic lived at the end of the 19th century. An incredible story is recorded from his life about how he once defeated a samurai in a duel.

Where did the samurai in the story of the Montenegrin come from?

At the beginning of his career, Aleksandar Saicic was an adjutant of the Vasojevic Brigade. However, the Balkans soon became small for him. He first went to Istanbul, and then to Manchuria, where he joined the Russian army and received the rank of lieutenant. There he was caught in the Russo-Japanese war in 1904.

Before the end of the war in distant Manchuria, Aleksandar Saicic got the opportunity to prove and show himself once again. There, the news was waiting for him that the Japanese emperor was looking for someone who would go out on the square to the famous and undefeated samurai.

The Russian generals were in shock. It was the 20th century. Did anyone else respect that long-forgotten and, it was considered, outdated tradition? Still, rejecting the request would mean admitting defeat. And again, when to send in a duel against an experienced and in fencing surely the most powerful samurai?

It so happened that the commander of the Russian army was looking for a volunteer who would come out on the line to the Japanese fighter. Aleksandar Lekso Saicic was among the first to apply. He received permission and apparently went to the battlefield in front of the great imperial armies.

A duel from a fairy tale

Eyewitness stories say that the duel was strong, and watching it is almost unreal. Both fighters bumped into each other in a flash, receiving blows and alternately repelling. The fight between the samurai and the Montenegrin was a fight between two ways of warfare, a conflict of two traditions that can only be seen today in historical films.

At one point, a samurai brushed against Aleksandar Saicic's face. Thinking that the Montenegrin was finished, the Japanese fighter launched an open attack. At that moment, Saicic escaped, waved his sword and cut down the samurai.

Leaving the battlefield, Aleksandar Saicic paid tribute to the killed fighter, bowing to the body.

His victory inflicted a great moral defeat on the Japanese army, which watched Megdan intently. On the other hand, Saicic was greeted as a great hero, and there was general celebration and joy in the ranks of the Russian army.

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What happened to Aleksandar Saicic?

Congratulations on the victory to Saicic came from all Russian generals, but also from the admiral of the Japanese fleet of Togo, who was amazed by the skill and demonstrated chivalry of the Montenegrin hero.

The saber with which Aleksandar Lekso Saicic defeated the samurai is kept today in the Military Museum in Moscow.

After the Russo-Japanese war in which, ironically, Russia was defeated, Aleksandar Lekso Saicic returned to his native Montenegro and to military service.

He died in 1911 from the consequences of jumping from the second floor of the burning royal court in Cetinje. The story goes that he saved the rich treasury that was there. He was a knight, a fighter and a hero to the end.

I hope you liked this text about the Montenegrin hero!

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18.11.2020.

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Great article. I love it. I know this man he is a great man in the world. We should follow this man.

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10 months ago

I agree with you! A hero like this should be a role model for all of us! Welcome! Thank you for the comment!

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10 months ago

I did not know about this event, but I am glad that a Montenegrin defeated a samurai, a beautiful and interesting story.

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10 months ago

I'm glad, too! It is a truly incredible success and it is the pride of all Russians and Montenegrins!

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10 months ago

The war between Japan and Montenegro lasted for 102 years and lasted until 2006.

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10 months ago

I did not know that information, but here the Montenegrin fought on the side of Russia, against Japan.

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10 months ago

Yeah, he is one of the great warriors for his duel against his sumaria even he was remembered for his outstanding skill with sword. Great to know his incredible biography 👍👍👍👍

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10 months ago

A real hero, stand in front of a samurai and fight, and we all know very well what samurai skills are ... Thanks for the comment, my friend!

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10 months ago

Interesting story, I haven’t read about it so far.

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10 months ago

I heard about this story from an acquaintance from Montenegro, that brave Montenegrin is his great-grandfather! You can imagine how proud his great-grandson is when he tells that story about his great-grandfather.

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10 months ago

I haven't read about this so far, thanks for writing and learning something new

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10 months ago

You are welcome dear! I’m glad I wrote something new that you didn’t know until now!

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10 months ago

I enjoyed reading, thank you 🙂

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10 months ago

You're welcome, I'm glad you found my article interesting to read!

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10 months ago

The issues of the Japanese are very important to their hard work for whatever government they work on...

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10 months ago

Japanese samirai are extraordinary in their skill! Their traditional fights are amazing!

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10 months ago

One always learns something interesting. great text!

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10 months ago

Yes, that is why we are here, to provide each other with interesting texts, which we have not heard of so far.

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10 months ago

Nice and very good written

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10 months ago

Thank you very much! Welcome!

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10 months ago

I have never heard of him or that anyone from Montenegro defeated the Japanese Samurai. Reading and commenting I am really thrilled with this man. Great to share this story with us

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10 months ago

Yes, this story is truly amazing. Defeating a fearless warrior, a samurai, is a real success! I'm glad that you read my post! Thank you so much for the comment!

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10 months ago

This Montenegrin really brings terror in Samurai squad when he waste his fellow Samurai warrior. Both of fighters where courage and master their skills in their own. Maybe luck and experience be on side of that Balkan man, but it is strange who he passed away.

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10 months ago

Great responsibility was on them! It took courage and a lot of self-confidence for someone to volunteer to fight a fearless samurai ...

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10 months ago

So, there is hero over hero. This article describe that. Maybe one moment of losing coordination may lead you to defeat. Maybe is something else. I don't have any sword battle, I can't judge anyone sword master.

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10 months ago

Nice post

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10 months ago

Thank you! Welcome!

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10 months ago

Nice post

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10 months ago

Thanks!

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10 months ago

He is Japanese Samurai.... Very Strong and Powerful person...

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10 months ago

Japanese samurai are very professional, brave and fearless ... Thanks for the comment! Greeting!

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10 months ago

He is great peraon

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10 months ago

This Montenegrin warrior was primarily an officer who graduated from the Military School and Academy in Russia, because at the time when he lived, you could only go to French military schools or Russian ones. By the way, our people (I say ours because I am of Montenegrin origin) went to Athens, Thessaloniki, Vienna, Budapest for further education ... My uncle finished law in Paris. It was only after the Second World War that they were educated in their country.

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10 months ago

I didn't know that about military schools, but I certainly believe that it is a great pride of Montenegrins to know that their compatriot defeated the most ready samurai! I heard about this story from the great-grandson of this great hero!

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10 months ago

I didn't know that about military schools, but I certainly believe that it is a great pride of Montenegrins to know that their compatriot defeated the most ready samurai! I heard about this story from the great-grandson of this great hero!

Schooling is also highly respected and this success has to be retold from generation to generation. Such an endeavor has a very strong effect

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10 months ago

That's right, it should be retold, so that the memory of heroism would not fade!

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10 months ago

Wow! He was brave man! It's good to see him. I like the story dear. Keep writing more

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10 months ago

He was extremely brave! To stand on the line of the Japanese samurai ... hm ... it would be difficult for anyone to decide on that ...

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10 months ago

Yeah, that's right

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