Books

Poem From “The Living Tao”

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The Musician’s Book of Five Rings Introduction – Part 3

The Musician’s Book of Five Rings Samurai Strategies for Excellence of Performance Introduction – Part 3 The Book of Water explains how all things flow with a natural rhythm in appropriate space and time. Water fills all shapes regardless of other impositions as to its functionality. All things are eventually worn away by water—all things—and […]

Musician’s Book of Five Rings – Introduction Part 2

The Musician’s Book of Five Rings Samurai Strategies for Excellence of Performance Introduction – Part 2 The Book of Earth represents the foundation and the groundwork of any art or craft and introduces you to a complete familiarization with the fundamentals as well as why it is essential to understand the mechanisms of other arts […]

The Musician’s Book of Five Rings Intro

The Master Greets You My name is Miyamoto Musashi. I have beaten over sixty battle-tested warriors in personal combat and duels. As I approached my sixtieth year, I took a step back, and, reflecting upon my life, and, in a flash of insight and wisdom, came to understand my great success. Having been virtuous and […]

The Musician’s Book of Five Rings Now Available

The Musician’s Book of Five Rings is finally here! From martial arts to musical acts, Hanshi Stephen Kaufman teaches samurai strategies of Miyamoto Musashi for excellence and ascension of performance. In this day and age, it is rare to find an individual that has devoted his life to this process of dual mastery—over oneself and […]

Update on Musician’s Book of Five Rings

An update on the progress of my new book release, The Musician’s Book of Five Rings – Samurai Strategies of Miyamoto Musashi for Excellence and Ascension of Performance. We’re in the final stages of production. I received my book proof this past week and made necessary edits, and now it goes back to the publisher […]

Major Book Deal Announcement

Stephen F. Kaufman is proud to announce his forth-coming book, The Musician’s Book of Five Rings – Samurai Strategies of Miyamoto Musashi for Excellence and Ascension of Performance. Stay tuned for more info and final book cover. Tentative publishing date is in the month of September. For more info on the book, visit: https://samuraimusician.weebly.com/ For […]

The Hanshi David Mann Action/Adventure Series

My Hanshi David Mann high-action and adventure series, The Hanshi of Central Park and the Hanshi in Brussels was my first, major set of novels. Follow the character’s adventures through the realm of espionage and detective work, first in New York, and in the follow-up novel, Europe. Throughout the month of September, I making available […]

Video Promo for “The Sword in the Boardroom”

My major release of 1997 – 1998, The Sword in the Boardroom, has been given a facelift with a new cover. The book, a synthesis of Musashi, Sun Tzu, and myself as commentator, has continued to educate and guide top-flight negotiators and deal-maker professionals around the world. The main premise of the book is to […]

Video Promo for Napoleon Means Business

There have been many great generals throughout history. In the west there has been Caesar, Frederick the Great, Patton, Eisenhower, Rommel, etc., etc. One of my favorites has always been Napoleon. Here I talk about his 122 war maxims that I have interpreted for contemporary business and life. They worked then, and they certainly work […]

Video Promo for Hanshi Kaufman’s Guide to Ultimate Self-Defense

Hanshi discusses his book that is receiving many plaudits about the methodology he employs to teach a fundamental and seriously crafted safety consciousness reinforced by fierce technique. For more info on Hanshi Stephen Kaufman and to order his books, visit hanshi.com Book also available on Amazon and Kindle.

Book of Five Rings Explained by Hanshi Kaufman – Part 4

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