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The Living Tao – Stanza One

The true way is unknown and so is the untrue way There are no names to understand It Creation does not care that It is the source of creation Emanating as some thing It is not without nourishment Mysteries are revealed Become Its way Attain Its perfection Do not use words to describe Its no-thing-ness […]

The Invalidation of Ancient Wisdom: Why It Must Lose Its Relevance and Functionality

All ancient wisdom as of, and in our ‘now,’ has been functional, viable, and right (largely considered common sense) in its proper moralistic existential time and place. However, as we evolve into the future ‘now,’ it is archaic, and presumptuously theoretically proven valid ‘now,’ but will fail in viability in the times to come. Such […]

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 […]

Cherry Blossoms for Children – Life Lessons to Grow By

The Music Lesson Mokubei, the wise man, was known to be a graceful and wonderful flute player. Sometimes he would sit outside of his hut and play his flute while looking at the moon for no other reason than the pleasure it gave him. People would come from far and near just to sit and […]

Silent Moon Book Cover Design

Here is a mock-up of the final Silent Moon book cover design. BOOK WILL BE SHIPPING AUGUST 1st. LAST CHANCE TO ORDER PRE-PRESS AT $16.95 USD w/ free shipping. Book will be $19.95 plus shipping after 8 /1. 344 pages 5.5 x 8.5. For $16.95 deal go to Paypal – hanshi422@earthlink.net. “Follow the creation 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 Living Tao – Poem 19

Poem 19 Destroy the men of wisdom Stop teachers in their tracks Let the people go to their homes Without the fear of right and wrong They know what they must do They do what they know They want their bellies filled They want their children covered at night Banish the profiteers Abolish the need […]

Winning for the Benefit of All Concerned

The Sword in the Boardroom delivers Hanshi’s principles of management and motivation for personal development, based on the teachings of Musashi and Sun Tzu, thoroughly discussed in depth. Using the idea of winning for the benefit of all concerned, individuals are empowered to ascend to higher levels of accomplishment. Hanshi Kaufman explains everything, in terms […]

Corroboration of President Trump’s Understanding of Sun Tzu’s Art of War

I am thrilled to acknowledge that President Trump is obviously a student of mine. His understanding of not telling the enemy anything is absolutely correct and essential. Compare the words in his Afghanistan speech of not telling the enemy anything about his plans, with the following paragraphs from my version of Sun Tzu’s Art of […]

Author Meet & Greet

Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman is a world renown Grandmaster martial artist and is best-selling author of Miyamoto Musashi’s Book of Five Rings and Sun Tzu’s Art of War, as well as The Living Tao, The Shogun’s Scroll, The Sword in the Boardroom, Cherry Blossoms for Children, Practicing Self-Revealization Acceptance, and many other books. For more […]

Appreciate Yourself

Chapter 25 Appreciate Yourself, or You Won’t Be Appreciated This is the most essential attitude one can have relative to living a sane and prosperous life. Think about this most carefully. Who is more important than you are? If you are not taking care of yourself to the extent that you want to take care […]

The Way of the Modern Warrior

It is better to take the easy way in rather than the easy way out. When a person is confident in their endeavors, even though they may not be at a level of mastery, the road to mastery itself becomes easier to attain. When you have to struggle with the potential outcome of a situation, […]