A Wise Man’s Words


Arrogance – Not Presumption

It is essential that a practitioner of an art, especially a mortal art such as swordsmanship, attain a level of consciousness that will require arrogance, not presumption, to enable the raising of oneself above a previous level of accomplishment that appears impossible to transcend. Why this is a requirement for self-enlightenment becomes apparent when looking […]

A Short Discourse on Good Fortune

from The Way of the Modern Warrior Good Fortune can be Quelled by Bad Behavior Even Though Bad Behavior is Sometimes Virtuous You will find in life that there are times when you think you are in complete control of the world and venture forth to prove it by the most inane and superficial methods. […]

Tis the Season to Give—Books

Hanshi Warrior Press would like to make a few reading recommendations for friends, family and, yes…yourself! We have a few ongoing specials. Order ANY 2 books and get ANY 3rd book for free.  Also, if you order any 1 book you may receive a free copy of the original, out of print book, Zen and […]

New Book Title Pages

Just a note to inform my readers that I have created book title pages for each of my published works. There you will find detailed info on each book. Most pages have their own style and design. I hope you will find them to be of interest and informative. You can find the links on […]

Create and Maintain Your Higher Ideal

Now available as hardcopy and ebook editions! Anyone who creates and maintains any higher ideal in and of their own self may be considered a samurai. A samurai, male or female, devotes their life to a perfection of their own higher self and does so for the benefit of all concerned with themselves as the progenitor […]

Haiku for Miyamoto Musashi – Earth

Dedicated to the Book of Five Rings one hundred haiku Musashi your voice is mine I am your wisdom In this brief volume I have created a series of haiku in classical 5,7,5 meter to celebrate our most profound father and master, Miyamoto Musashi. The inordinate influence of who many consider to be kensei, the […]

The Difference Between Training and Practicing

By Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman Practice is the application of skills acquired through training, and these skills are only valid when used in real combat situations where life or death—win or lose—are the reality of the outcome. This philosophy also applies to civil matters where what you have learned also becomes the expression of what […]

The Way of the Modern Warrior New Book Cover and Excerpt

The new and final version of the book cover of my newest title to be released this fall, The Way of the Modern Warrior – Living the Samurai Ideal in the 21st Century, is now available at Amazon and may be preordered now.  Below is a snippet from the book. Delimiting An Albatross If you […]

How Does One Develop One’s Own Martial Arts System and Style?

This is not a confusing issue. It does, however, entail certain ideas and responsibilities that the majority of heads of schools generally do not understand. It does not simply suggest that anyone who thinks they have practiced for a period of time is neither capable nor qualified to create their own “style.” After all, what […]

An Interview with the Incredible Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman

Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman, Shodai Soke An interview with Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman, by Hanshi Frank Dux I attended Grandmaster Irving Soto’s Live Martial Arts Masters event in New York City on May 19, 2012. It was an amazing gathering of true masters in the martial arts. I have been around the world many times […]

A Video Introduction to Way of the Modern Warrior – Living the Samurai Ideal in the 21st Century

Hanshi Kaufman introduces his new book, Way of the Modern Warrior – Living the Samurai Ideal in the 21st Century, forthcoming from Tuttle Publishing in Fall 2012. Preorder your copy at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. For more info on author, visit http://www.hanshi.com