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Apr.02.2014
In what has to be acknowledged as the fastest up and coming martial arts event anywhere, the 8th Chinese Kung Fu/Karate Expo, I was significantly honored with an extraordinary award. The 23″ trophy reads as follows: Masters of Martial Arts Awards Revered Original Father of Martial Arts Hanshi...
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Feb.03.2014
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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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Dec.03.2013
from The Teachings of Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman Enlightenment is not a state of overall awareness that one remains in as a permanent finite mental condition. There are too many parameters a person has to contend with of a subjective nature unless having transcended physical reality, and that is...
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Nov.17.2013
Tuttle Publishing, my publisher, is offering FREE copies of my version of Musashi’s Book of Five Rings in celebration of 20 years of continued sales and influence, worldwide, to the first 50 people to respond to this offer. In order to get your copy, you MUST have an Amazon account (nothing to buy...
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Oct.01.2013
Recently I had the good luck and great pleasure of meeting Cirque du Soleil's Balance Goddess. As you can see, by watching the video, the chemistry was right there. Lara, herself, was overjoyed with the results of the interview, and here it is for you to enjoy as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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Aug.16.2013
Stop wasting energy that drains your sense of self and forces you to deal with false scenarios, but do not confuse mundane fantasies with the true use of your imagination. Imagination is what keeps you going and creates new opportunities that free you up to visualize ideas, essential and germane,...
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Aug.05.2013
Self-Revealization Acceptance is the most obvious, unbiased freedom of mind, body, and soul concept ever given to mankind. It supersedes every idea of life revealed since time immemorial—every idea. Self-Revealization Acceptance is the definitive key to the universe, and the practice thereof...
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Jun.21.2013
For those of you who have been following chapter reviews from my book Self-Revealization Acceptance in issues of Kinetics Magazine, the latest issue is out. The publisher of the magazine, Katherine Brinkley, has done a marvelous re-do of the site. I invite you to take a look. Below is a snippet...
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Jun.13.2013
A little late, but I wanted to share this memorable experience with my readers. May 24, 2013 was, for me, and a lot of others, a very ‘heavy’ day. Prior to heading for Atlantic City to receive an auspicious award for my contributions to American martial arts, I had to attend the funeral of...
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May.29.2013
What happens when you investigate the disappearance of someone who hasn't disappeared ... but isn't who they really are? Detective Phil Baron finds himself looking for his new client's daughter, who he is told ran off with a master magician who is able to absquatulate his identity as quick as a...
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May.26.2013
Here is an unsolicited and candid review of my latest contribution to the Asian philosophical genre. The author of the review certainly took time to consider my work, and his comments are in line with my own thinking regarding my book, The Way of the Modern Warrior - Living the Samurai Ideal...
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Apr.30.2013
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...
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Apr.21.2013
  I am currently working on a grown-ups version of Cherry Blossoms for Children – Life Lessons to Grow By entitled Zen Fairy Tales. Below is a short question and answer session one commonly sees on book blog sites to engage readers' interest with authors' newest books and ongoing creativity. Q...
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Apr.17.2013
I wrote this poem in November of 1967 as part of my mindset regarding the Vietnam debacle. This is among a number of pieces to foment a higher consciousness as an opposition to war. The people of Huang Po are fictitious, but the implication is just.   The Folk of Huang Po In the mountain of...
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Mar.19.2013
Please join me March 20 for a one-on-one interview on Sidekick Talk Radio, as I discuss my martial arts and writing career. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sidekick-talk-radio/2013/03/20/sidekick-talk-radio
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