i just wanna hear peoples opinion on who would win and why. imo i think the samurai wins hands down. without a doubt, for many reasons 1. mindset. the samurai was built for warfare, they're groomed to be soldiers on the front line killing machines. monks are peaceful people. they train to defend themselves and not for war. 2. the monk shows his worth by demonstrations and "test of strength" like 2 finger, push up/hand stands, doing flips on their heads and stuff like that. samurai's proved themselves with centuries of war and countless of lives lost. 3. monks are flashy with their techniques. they use they're weapons more as a show.... for example. they will throw a 360 cartwheel kick and swing a sword or whatever they have around their heads and do some fancy stuff. while the samurai uses very very very subtle, less flashy techniques.. stuff that gets the job done quick, fast, efficient and easy. 4. samurai's are the superior grapplers. we all know jiu jitsu is arguably the most effective grappling art in the world. 5. weapons. samurai has armor and lets face it.... the samurai sword was the most feared dangerous weapon before guns came out. i'll be willing to bet that the samurai sword has taken more lives than all the shaolin weapons combined. samurais proved their worth with hundreds of years of warfare... while monks demonstrate. so who do you think takes this.... and why?