Tag Archive | The Art of War

Video Call Instruction with Hanshi Kaufman

An Astonishing Book Review

I have recently been made aware of an astonishing review of my version of Sun Tzu’s Art of War by Alexander Tipton who will be graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University this June. The reason I say ‘astonishing’ is not because it is an accolade for my work, but rather that it is an example of […]

The Art of War: Using the Power of Heaven

Excerpt from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War It is important for the warlord to manage all of his resources by maintaining personal control over them. He may delegate authority in certain respects but is still primarily responsible for his own welfare. It does not matter if there are many affairs to control or if there […]

An Interview with the Incredible Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman

Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman, Shodai Soke An interview with Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman, by Hanshi Frank Dux I attended Grandmaster Irving Soto’s Live Martial Arts Masters event in New York City on May 19, 2012. It was an amazing gathering of true masters in the martial arts. I have been around the world many times […]

Sun Tzu Speaks

from Sword in the Boardroom – Conversations with Sun Tzu and Musashi on Winning for the Benefit of All Concerned Sun Tzu: Masters speak of walking in the manner of yin and yang. They do not mean that each aspect of walking is either yin or yang. You do not tell yourself to move the left […]

Conversations with Channer – An Hour with Hanshi Stephen Kaufman

I have been interviewed by Harold Channer for his show, “Conversations with Channer.” It is also available on YouTube  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPM_dTaJeBI  It is a completely off the cuff chat and is unedited along with my sneeze and cough. I talk about everything: from my books, to current events, to martial arts, etc. It will be aired on […]

The Art of War – Fierceness in Combat

From Book 12 – Fierceness in Combat Fierceness is a natural state when troops see the wisdom of their leader. Correct tactics are required to ensure that any approach to the enemy will be consistent with victory. It is the perceptive warlord who prepares for any eventuality and accepts victory with a glad heart. To […]

Radio Interview with Hanshi Stephen Kaufman

This radio interview with Jiggy Jaguar, July 13, 2011, focuses on Hanshi Kaufman’s Self-Revealization Acceptance books along with information about The Book of Five Rings, The Art of War, Sword in the Boardroom, and the Hanshi David Mann novels. Hanshi also talks about his beginning on Okinawa where he first became involved with karate. The first minute is […]

The Sword in the Boardroom

Why This Book Was Written I had been approached by many corporate leaders, businesspeople, and attorneys to interpret the teachings of Miyamoto Musashi’s Book of Five Rings and Sun Tzu’s Art of War specifically for the business community. These previously published works written for military and martial arts establishments did not include practical exercises vital for the information to […]

Understanding Body Movement

from Book Two – Water Musashi — Walking and running differ only in the amount of energy needed to perform the action of each. In business or play, correct body movement depends entirely upon the manner in which you carry yourself. Carry yourself by leading with the center of your torso permitting it to guide your […]

In the Words of Sun Tzu

from Book 2 Care must be taken not to humiliate the enemy troops more than is required for quick victory. The more humiliation you place on the enemy, the more vengeance he will crave, and the more intense his action will be. If you intend to subjugate the enemy, do so within the constraints of […]

Regarding the Opposition with Perception and Sight

from Book Two – Water Musashi — What would be the purpose of merely entertaining people for the sake of wasting time? If we are what we say we are, then we must proceed as we are and not permit ourselves to dabble with silly things. If a person wants to be a winner, he or […]