Tag Archive | Hanshi Stephen Kaufman

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://samuraimusician.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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]