Tag Archive | Miyamoto Musashi

The Musician’s Book of Five Rings – Goals

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Ch’i and the Creative Power of the Universe

I came across this early this morning as I was looking for some NEW music and was pleasantly surprised to find an article I had written in September, 2012. How it came to be in the Musica de Todo el Mundo Facebook group is interesting and also shows the power of the internet. The teaching […]

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; […]

Lessons from the Musician’s Book of Five Rings – Reaching into the Depths of Your Soul

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Lessons from The Musician’s Book of Five Rings – Improvisation

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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/

Lessons from The Musician’s Book of Five Rings

The Musician’s Book of Five Rings Samurai Strategies of Miyamoto Musashi for Excellence and Ascension of Performance Nine Fundamental Strategic Precepts to Enhance Performance There are nine fundamental precepts essential for the evolution and perfection of anyone wanting to accomplish anything of merit and long lasting worth. Know that practice and study are never completed. […]

The Musician’s Book of Five Rings Introduction – Part 3

The Musician’s Book of Five Rings Samurai Strategies for Excellence of Performance Introduction – Part 3 The Book of Water explains how all things flow with a natural rhythm in appropriate space and time. Water fills all shapes regardless of other impositions as to its functionality. All things are eventually worn away by water—all things—and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]