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Developing One’s Own Martial Arts System and Style

Developing One’s Own Martial Arts System and Style Hanshi Stephen F Kaufman Master and Founder of Hebi-Ryu Budo – School of the Snake Developing one’s own system and style does not simply suggest that anyone who thinks they have practiced for a period of time is capable or qualified to create a “style.” To many, […]

The Correct Use of Hands During Any Approach – From the Martialist Teachings of Hanshi Kaufman

The Correct Use of Hands During Any Approach There is a proper way to hold your hands out when receiving an offering or giving one. When shaking hands, the grip should be firm and relaxed, at the same time. This applies to handling weapons or documents or gifts. Make sure not to squeeze or put […]

Enticing the Target to Accept Its Demise

Hanshi Kaufman on Enticing the Target to Accept Its Demise The concept of enticing a target to accept your kill shot in mortal combat creates the scenario in which the ‘target,’ however defined, fulfills its own destiny by accepting an incoming attack for its demise as an aspect of its own reality and your definition. […]

Do Not Be Afraid of Change: It is the Only Thing You Can Depend On

THE HANSHI SPEAKS FEBRUARY 1, 2017 from THE WAY OF THE MODERN WARRIOR Do not be afraid of change. It is the only thing you can depend on. Change occurs through all things at all times. It is called life expressing its desire for new understanding and expression. If this did not occur then imminent […]

Appreciate Yourself

Chapter 25 Appreciate Yourself, or You Won’t Be Appreciated This is the most essential attitude one can have relative to living a sane and prosperous life. Think about this most carefully. Who is more important than you are? If you are not taking care of yourself to the extent that you want to take care […]

The Way of the Modern Warrior

It is better to take the easy way in rather than the easy way out. When a person is confident in their endeavors, even though they may not be at a level of mastery, the road to mastery itself becomes easier to attain. When you have to struggle with the potential outcome of a situation, […]

Study Martial Arts with Grandmaster Hanshi Kaufman

Grandmaster Hanshi Stephen Kaufman is accepting PRIVATE students to study the true Way. WHERE: Upper Eastside Manhattan STUDY: Martial Arts teachings based on Musashi’s Book of Five Rings, of which my version has influenced hundreds of thousands of students and practitioners throughout the world. CONTACT: Email @sfk422@gmail.com Visit http://www.hanshi.com for more info on Hanshi Stephen […]

Hanshi Kaufman’s Central Park Dojo

HANSHI KAUFMAN’S CENTRAL PARK DOJO The return of the legendary workouts… HEBI RYU BUDO Karate, Iaido, Sai, Kenjutsu, Stick fighting, Self-defense What we practice on any given day is what I feel like working on, so bring bokken, stick, sai, etc. NO LIVE WEAPONS, i.e., knives, steel swords, etc. Wear sneakers and comfortable clothes. (I […]

Hanshi Kaufman to Present Zen Stickfighting Seminar

Hanshi Stephen Kaufman will be giving a Zen Stickfighting seminar at the World Karate Union Hall of Fame Awards Dinner at Chateau Resort in Tannersville, PA, Saturday, June 22, at 3PM. Hanshi Kaufman is the author of the best-selling version of Musashi’s Five Rings and is the author of Zen and the Art of Stickfighting. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Way of the Modern Warrior

The book cover design for my new book title, The Way of the Modern Warrior – Living the Samurai Ideal in the 21st Century, is now available for the world to see. The book will be released in the fall of 2012 and can currently be preordered through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Here is a little taste […]