One of the new characters joining “The Walking Dead” this season is Michonne, who is played by Danai Gurira.

Gurira had to under go a month of sword training in order to portray her katana-sword swinging character. “Michonne uses the katana,  that is her weapon that she utilizes to deal with the zombies, eliminating the threats,” Gurira says in the video below.

The post apocalypse series returns Sun., Oct. 14 at 9/8c on AMC.

Check out the behind-the-scenes video below.

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