Tag Archive | Hanshi Stephen Kaufman

MODERN TIMES: THE SAD FORCED STATE OF BEING INTELLECTUALLY STUNTED, EMOTIONALLY WEAK, AND THE LOSING OF ONE’S SOUL

I was recently a guest speaker on a Zoom videocast, having been approached by the coordinator of the online networking group. He asked if I would speak on a number of subjects, which he and his associates were familiar with, including my manner of presentation. One associate was supposedly connected to a major studio reportedly […]

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 […]

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

New Book Forthcoming from Hanshi Stephen Kaufman

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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 […]

Napoleon Means Business

Promo Video for The Musician’s Book of Five Rings

  Author/Musician Steve Kaufman introduces his book, The Musician’s Book Of Five Rings and describes in detail the contents that are an invaluable resource of strategies based on Samurai philosophy to empower musician’s and composers to ascend to the highest level of performance and excellence of execution.   For more info, visit https://musiciansfiverings.weebly.com/

Hanshi Kaufman Talks About the Musician’s Book of Five Rings

Link to my interview on Jimmy Jaguar Radio on 12/18/2018. Subject is The Musician’s Book of Five Rings. I spoke about inculcating the samurai mindset into a musician’s psyche and how it can empower a player’s ascension to the highest level of performance accomplishment by following the teachings in my version of Musashi’s Book of […]

Poem From “The Living Tao”

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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 […]