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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 especially gifted was something that never fazed me as to my abilities, in as much as the probable reason for it to have manifested in my life. Regardless of the thoughts of others, the good or bad aspects of their study and training, even possibly simple good luck, may or may not have had anything to do with it. What I believe was the main reason for my personal growth and ascension was simply that I willed it, demanded it for myself, and constantly studied and practiced from dawn to dusk, even into the night. I had only one thing in my mind, and that was to become the consummate practitioner of my art.

In this little book I am going to teach you the why and wherefore of all profound accomplishment. At times, you will think that I am simply repeating myself, over and again, and it is good that you recognize that. It is for the express purpose of enforcing my teachings upon you until they are part of your psyche and become irrefutable. By constant repetition, you will learn the reality of my strategy, and I will not leave it to you to grasp my meanings in a superficial manner.

I give you The Book of Five Rings in five sections called Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and No-thing. The fundamental basis of my teaching is in the book of Earth, which lays the foundation and groundwork for the entire, practical philosophy of strategy. Water explains the natural flow of things; Fire, the passion for accomplishment; Wind, the ambiguities of meaningless presumption and, finally, the way of No-thing-ness as the true nature of being.

For more info on the author, visit http://www.hanshi.com

For book excerpt, visit http://www.samuraimusician.weebly.com

For Clinics, Personal Consultation, or Performance Coaching:

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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 one’s art. Hanshi Stephen Kaufman is the real deal! He lives what he teaches and continues to dedicate his life to refining the highest principles of discipline and performance within himself and to share his extensive wisdom with countless aspiring students worldwide.

Book is published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz and is available at http://www.jazzbooks.com/

Also available and signed by the author at http://www.hanshi.com/

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Update on Musician’s Book of Five Rings

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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 this week. Planning for a late September/early October release if all goes well with the final details.

To pique your interest, here’s the introduction to the book:

“You are holding in your hands a most unusual book. A true modern-day samurai, a master practitioner of the art of the sword, has adapted the centuries-old principles of attaining excellence in the martial arts to show you how to become a master in the field of music. This book is a roadmap into the mastery process—it will outline the process, step-by-step, toward the dual goal of self-mastery and mastery of the art of musicianship and performance.

Drawing on the work of the legendary Japanese martial artist Miyamoto Musashi, you will learn, among many other things, the most effective way to develop the discipline needed to be a great musician, the way to approach a musical performance, the importance of tradition in developing your art, and, most importantly, the over-arching ATTITUDE of mastery that will empower you to reach your highest musical potential.

In this day and age, it is most rare to find an individual that has devoted his life to this process of dual mastery—over oneself and one’s art. Hanshi Steve Kaufman is the real deal! He lives what he teaches and continues to dedicate his life to refining the highest principles of discipline and performance within himself and to share his extensive wisdom with countless aspiring students worldwide.

If you dream of being a great musician, the principles outlined in this book can light your path so that you, a realized master of your art, can burst forth into the world as a blazing artistic fire!”

Dave Frank

Author, Joy of Improvisation, Vol. 1+2 (Hal Leonard)

Assoc. Prof. of Piano, Berklee College of Music

Director, Dave Frank School of Jazz, NYC

For more information about Hanshi Stephen Kaufman, visit: www.hanshi.com

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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 more info on the author, visit hanshi.com

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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 these novels at a greatly reduced price—both for only $15 plus free shipping, plus autographed. Visit my homepage, Hanshi.com to order and to view all other books in my catalog.

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Meditation – A Brief Question and Answer

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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 win, but to win for the benefit of all concerned.

Book is available for purchase, signed, at www.hanshi.com/books

Learn more about Sword in the boardroom at http://swordroom.weebly.com

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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 now. Read and learn.

Book is available at www.hanshi.com/books and also at Amazon and Kindle.

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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.

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Book of Five Rings Explained by Hanshi Kaufman – Part 4

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Book of Five Rings Explained by Hanshi Kaufman – Part 3

Lesson 3 from Musashi’s Book of Five Rings by Hanshi Stephen Kaufman

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Hanshi Kaufman Teaches Hebi Ryu Budo Kata

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