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The following is an except from my published work, The Art of War, Book 6 – Fortitude and Frailty

“The pressures of being a great leader, when they descend onto the shoulders of the mighty warlord, are not understood by lesser men. He is misunderstood, and until his authority is absolute and Heaven has smiled on him, he may be considered mad. It is through his belief in himself, without the support of others to lean on, that he finally does attain greatness: nothing is able to resist him and everything rushes to do his bidding. Because of his belief in this knowledge, he continues on in his quest and does not stop. That is also why Heaven must eventually give way. Heaven provides for all of the following when the warlord has properly considered his actions.

aWhen the warlord is prepared for battle, he is first into the arena of combat and does not shrink because of fear or doubt. His fortitude is fixed and his fighting will be done with ease if he understands the way to achieve his goals. If he arrives late and is insecure in his position, it is because he did not plan properly and can easily be beaten. Wise warlords bring the enemy to them and do not permit the enemy to suck them into false security. He does not permit the alleged power of his enemies to influence him and will always issue the final order: good, bad, or indifferent.”

To celebrate 25 years of successful sales of my interpretation of Sun Tzu’s Art of War, Tuttle Publishing will be releasing a hard cover version of the book on November 30, 2021. Preorders are now being taken at Amazon.com

This edition includes 32 pages of full color images, capturing the pageantry of ancient combat. A new foreword by martial historian and decorated martial artist Alexander Bennett explains the importance of Sun Tzu’s text and the value of Kaufman’s interpretation for the martial artist.

About Stephen F. Kaufman

Author of the best-selling interpretations of Musashi's "Book of Five Rings," Sun Tzu's "Art of War," along with Lao Tzu's "Living Tao," "The Shogun's Scroll," "The Way of the Modern Warrior," and "The Sword in the Boardroom," which focuses on business management based on honesty, integrity, and morality for contemporary negotiations. Rev. Stephen F. Kaufman is the founder of Self-Revealization Acceptance™, the first, foremost, and original reality facilitation concept ever presented to the modern world in 1993, guaranteed to bring immediate and permanent results. Acknowledged as a founding father of American Karate, he was elected to the title and rank of Hanshi, 10 Dan, the most prestigious accomplishment in the martial arts world in 1991 by international peer associations. His karate martial arts system is recognized by leading world martial arts master to be one of the most realistic warrior methods in the world. He has received countless awards and honors for his work. He has been awarded the Platinum Lifetime Achievement and Platinum Martial Arts Pioneer award denoting 50 years of service to the art.

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