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Feb.03.2014
What an amazing time in Atlantic City, at the 2014 Action Martial Arts Magazine Mega Event! The Tropicana was filled to capacity, and if you missed out on this one, you should start planning for the 2015 event which promises to be even bigger than ever – The Worlds Largest Martial Arts Expo. I...
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Mar.29.2013
I recently mentioned that a Japanese man had supplied me with chicken-related information. He has since sent me a two-page essay that he wrote in Japanese and self-published for fun. In a moment, I'll share part of the essay with you, particularly the segment that changed me for the...
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Mar.11.2013
Perhaps the greatest ancient book of strategy ever written was by one of the world's greatest swordsmen and warriors, Miyamoto Musashi. Born in imperial times of Japan, his work, The Book of Five Rings, is unarguably one of the most revered and studied books of strategy in the modern world. A...
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Jan.28.2013
Having recently reread my Book of Five Rings, I was excited at having discovered new perspectives of the ancient teachings that Musashi put forward. That said, the "young" should be directed to examining their own motives before assuming understanding via intellectual ping pong. It takes many years...
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Jun.17.2012
This is not a confusing issue. It does, however, entail certain ideas and responsibilities that the majority of heads of schools generally do not understand. It does not simply suggest that anyone who thinks they have practiced for a period of time is neither capable nor qualified to create their...
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Oct.25.2011
I have been interviewed by Harold Channer for his show entitled "Conversations with Channer" - An Hour with Hanshi Stephen Kaufman. 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...
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Jul.14.2011
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...
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Jun.24.2011
from The Lady of the Rings - Musashi's Book of Five Rings Strategy Interpreted for Women Everything emanates from a central core of reality. If I really want to do something, and have given my all to its attainment, then I instinctively know without thinking that it is coming from my heart. In this...
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Apr.28.2011
  “Denigrate the enemy constantly and with great spirit. Do not acknowledge the possibility that the enemy is stronger than you are. Do not accept the possibility that the enemy is smarter than you are in any way whatsoever. If you are aware of the Way of the warrior, you are aware of the...
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Apr.07.2011
A follower of mine in Australia recently emailed me with nice comments about my interpretation of Musashi's Book of Five Rings. He even wrote a review of the book at Amazon. Below is what he posted. “I have enjoyed reading the reviews of Kaufman's interpretation. They have been insightful and in...