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Hanshi Stephen Kaufman is the author of 37 books including the world's best-selling version of Musashi's Book of Five Rings, Sun Tzu's Art of War, The Shogun's Scroll, The Living Tao, and Sword in the Boardroom. Acknowledged as a founding father of American Karate, he was elected to the title and rank of Hanshi, 10th Dan, the most prestigious accomplishment.

Gary Alexander’s 50th Anniversary

Grandmaster Gary Alexander’s 50th Anniversary Martial Arts Tournament, held March 17, 2013, in Somerset, NJ, drew an amazing collection of bona fide “bangers” and...

Haiku for Miyamoto Musashi

Dedicated to the Book of Five Rings one hundred haiku Musashi your voice is mine I am your wisdom In this brief volume I have created a series of...

A Lesson in Women’s Empowerment

As Anne Davis states in her story from The Lady of the Rings – Musashi’s Book of Five Rings Strategy Interpreted for Women, “Everything...

Enlightenment – A Most Profound Universal Experience

We have all been taught by well-meaning and not so well-meaning people throughout the ages that enlightenment is the true answer for coming to...

Ancient Warrior Strategy for the Modern Woman

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...

Arrogance – Not Presumption

It is essential that a practitioner of an art, especially a mortal art such as swordsmanship, attain a level of consciousness that will require...

The Intelligent Use of Faith

The concept of faith is generally misunderstood. Usually ascribed to a theological tenet, and in certain circumstances it should be, faith does not necessarily...

Intuitive Knowingness

Intuition is that “thing,” or feeling that sends messages to you, presumably from your inner self, which you should pay attention to, but usually...

Metaphysics in Martial Disciplines

This is a lengthy article, and I have broken it into two parts so as not to jam up readers, based on the concepts...

How Does One Develop One’s Own System or Style?

How Does One Develop One’s Own System or Style? This is not a confusing issue. It does, however, entail certain ideas and responsibilities that...

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