Tag Archive | martial arts

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 […]

Silent Moon Book Review

Book Review: “Silent Moon – The Story of a Sword” by Shihan Dana Abbott Silent Moon – The Story of a Sword is a terrific read for all. From page one, I was ingeniously thrown into chaos and conflict: hand to hand combat, samurai swords, and machine guns cutting down soldiers on the beaches of […]

Lineage – Whys, Wherefores, and So What!

For Those Who Missed It the First Time Lineage – Whys, Wherefores, and So What! by Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman Author of world’s best-selling version of Musashi’s Book of Five Rings for over 25 years. The recent uproar on the various sites and pages has shown that a big uprising about someone’s lineage has become […]

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

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 […]

Book of Five Rings Explained by Hanshi Kaufman – Part 3

Lesson 3 from Musashi’s Book of Five Rings by Hanshi Stephen Kaufman For more info on Hanshi Stephen Kaufman, visit http://www.hanshi.com

Hanshi Kaufman Teaches Hebi Ryu Budo Kata

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Hanshi Kaufman Teaches Kata

Hanshi Kaufman executes and teaches rudiments of Bassai Dai with variations developed through classical demonstration, and then explains improvisation as a training aspect of his school, Hebi Ryu Budo – School of the Snake. Watch for his soon to be released new book, Kata – Analysis, Practice, and Improvisation: An In-depth study of Kata Wisdom. […]

Blog Talk Radio Interview with Hanshi Kaufman

I recently had an interview with Frankie Boyer, a popular Blog Talk Radio show.  We discussed martial arts and self-defense. You can listen to the interview here: http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/frankieboyer/080311.mp3 Once the audio stream starts, fast forward to 16:10. I am the second person in the program being interviewed. For more info on Hanshi Kaufman, visit http://www.hanshi.com

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. […]

April Birthday Book Special