One thing the spartans are known for is their militaristically flavored way of life. Militaristic Decisions about their further life started as soon as childbirth, when it was decided whether to keep the child in the comunity or to cast it away. Education was highly oriented on fighting lessons, the children had to endure every day tests for their stamina like sleeping naked outside or drinking repulsive broths. It is said, the way of speaking was different from other greeks, as exemplified but the anecdote of the lycanian warrior who verbally humilated another greek militaristic leader who made a fierce speech by one word: "if".
Is there, in chinese history, a similar popular trait of war-prone people known for their peculiar way of living, behaving, mentality etc. ?