Stephen F. Kaufman

Lineage – Whys, Wherefores, and So What!

For Those Who Missed It the First Time Lineage – Whys, Wherefores, and So What! by Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman Author of world’s best-selling version of Musashi’s Book of Five Rings for over 25 years. The recent uproar on the various sites and pages has shown that a big uprising about someone’s lineage has become […]

Hanshi Kaufman Featured on America’s Iron Dragons Magazine

Credentials Bespeak Themselves This is the cover for the premier issue of America’s Iron Dragons magazine that I share with other important international masters. Special thanks to Anthony ‘Sha Poe Ryu’ Elam for this significant honor. To learn more about Hanshi Stephen Kaufman, visit http://www.hanshi.com

Excerpt from My New Novel, Silent Moon

Have you read the first few chapters of Silent Moon yet? Here it is, and get ready for a blast!      He knew the man was dead. He felt the sword bite, though it might take a moment before it would register on him and the slain man would fall. The incessant din of mortar […]

Napoleon Means Business Book

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Cherry Blossoms for Children – Life Lessons to Grow By

The Music Lesson Mokubei, the wise man, was known to be a graceful and wonderful flute player. Sometimes he would sit outside of his hut and play his flute while looking at the moon for no other reason than the pleasure it gave him. People would come from far and near just to sit and […]

The True Nature of Strategy in Music and Other Arts

Excerpt from the Book of Earth Chapter More than likely, masters in your own world have taught you the manner in which you are to attain enlightenment relative to your chosen discipline. They have shown you the methods of the ancient masters and have told you to study them without let up and to continue […]

Silent Moon Book Cover Design

Here is a mock-up of the final Silent Moon book cover design. BOOK WILL BE SHIPPING AUGUST 1st. LAST CHANCE TO ORDER PRE-PRESS AT $16.95 USD w/ free shipping. Book will be $19.95 plus shipping after 8 /1. 344 pages 5.5 x 8.5. For $16.95 deal go to Paypal – hanshi422@earthlink.net. “Follow the creation and […]

The Musician’s Book of Five Rings – Goals

Post Note: The book page weblink has changed to http://www.musiciansfiverings.weebly.com

Ch’i and the Creative Power of the Universe

I came across this early this morning as I was looking for some NEW music and was pleasantly surprised to find an article I had written in September, 2012. How it came to be in the Musica de Todo el Mundo Facebook group is interesting and also shows the power of the internet. The teaching […]

Correcting Misconceptions of Miyamoto Musashi’s Wisdom

Most people, regardless of their sincerity, miss the point of randomly strewn lessons from the master. A major example is to “fight as if one is already dead.” Fighting as if you are already dead is not the same as fighting with everything you have. Acknowledging the finality of all things as death is true; […]

Hanshi Kaufman’s Ultimate Guide to Self-Defense: Carjacking Attacks

Carjacking has become a “modus operandi” for many street attacks. This is a very dangerous situation and you must use extreme discretion and “street smarts.” Make the determination as to the worth of your property relative to the worth of your life. In any event, basic precautions would include car keys being in hand as […]

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