I don't know where the idea that being afraid but doing it anyway was bravery...
That is a Heartless definition fit only for Citizen-Soldiers who Fear Death.
A True Warrior has no Fear of Pain or Death.
He has reached a place of Supreme Indifference.
Read "The Hagakure" to learn what true Bravery is.
"What is the 'Way of The Warrior'? It is simply this:
Whenever there is a Choice Between Life and Death, The Warrior Unhesitatingly Chooses Death."
"Cowards Theorize with the goal of Staying Alive Firmly in Mind."