Tag Archive | Musashi

KATA: PERFORMANCE AND IMPROVISATION

Hanshi Kaufman – Author of world’s best-selling version of Musashi’s Book of Five Rings  Improvisation and Performance in Hebi-Ryu Kata In the execution of a downward deflection, (erroneously called a “block”) followed by a punch there is always a slight hesitation. Everyone has experienced this moment—there is a deflection, a miniscule hesitation and then a […]

THE UNIVERSAL ESSENCE OF THE BOOK OF FIVE RINGS – An Explanation of Emanations From the Void and the Acceptance of Mastery

THE UNIVERSAL ESSENCE OF THE BOOK OF FIVE RINGS – An Explanation of Emanations From the Void and the Acceptance of Mastery

(Higher elucidations of reality from my forthcoming work of the same title, … from the Introduction) There is no such thing as yin and yang, which is not to suggest that yin and yang do not exist. Therefore, as existent forms of yin and yang would consist of all temporal good and all temporal evil, […]

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Homage for Miyamoto Musashi – 122 Haiku and Images

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear I received this query from a student who has some years in the martial arts. The question of “fear of being hit” is a matter that concerns a great many practitioners of the arts. Here is one approach to overcoming this fear. Student: I am studying your book, Hanshi’s Kaufman’s Guide to Ultimate […]

Haiku for Miyamoto Musashi

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Homage for Miyamoto Musashi – Haiku 22

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Homage for Miyamoto Musashi – Haiku 49

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Homage for Miyamoto Musashi – Haiku 13

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Homage for Miyamoto Musashi – Haiku 7

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Homage for Miyamoto Musashi – Haiku 117

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Homage for Miyamoto Musashi – Haiku 43

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