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Interview with Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman and Joe Rojas.
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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 War.
“You will be unsuccessful in your endeavors if you have forewarned the enemy, and by being unable to take over with previously failed methods, you may have inspired their anger. They will now fight with more conviction to stop you, and your troops will suffer losses regardless of your apparent strength. You must attack with ferocity and fanatical enthusiasm if you are to succeed. You will have to convince your troops that the enemy has been unreasonable and, therefore, must be stopped at any cost.
It does not matter that you may appear to be able to overwhelm the enemy or that your detractors will attempt to deride you publicly. You must still be prepared, and your generals must understand and believe your plans will succeed, and that they are sympathetic to your thinking, or you will suffer their ambivalence. If their hearts and minds are not with you, they will not be authoritative when they pass your orders to their captains.
In like manner, you must maintain a patriotic mentality on all levels of negotiations with the enemy. The enemy must be convinced that your untold plans are better for them than his are for himself or his people, and he must be made to see this. And, he will, if you have adequately approached his advisors. Your personal belief must be strong enough for his generals to understand and believe your intent. These truths must be in place if you are to avoid a physical war, which might come about later, but not if you have effectively weakened his troops, morally and spiritually.”
© SFKaufman 2017
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Hanshi Kaufman executes and teaches rudiments of Bassai Dai with variations developed through classical demonstration, and then explains improvisation as a training aspect of his school, Hebi Ryu Budo – School of the Snake. Watch for his soon to be released new book, Kata – Analysis, Practice, and Improvisation: An In-depth study of Kata Wisdom.
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Whoever leaked President Trump’s private messages should be fired and prosecuted. Behavior of this caliber must be immediately stopped. That WaPo even reprinted them shows a tremendous lack of respect for the sovereignty of our nation and is a serious breach of security. Action should definitely be taken against them as well to ensure that this foolishness does not continue. No, I am not in favor of a dictatorship, but enough is enough. It is not in the best interests of the populace in general to have to know what POTUS says at every instance, without even knowing the real reason behind it.
What goes on in the Oval office IS NOT for general consumption, especially when there are forces at work bent toward destroying the current presidency. And, please, don’t give me the First amendment arguments! If the First amendment were really understood, then this idiocy would never rise to the surface. Respect for the nation is of utmost importance. More than any administrative policy and, in a democracy, an elected person is the one following the demands of the public that put him or her into office in the first place.
It would behoove those who are in a position of alleged responsibility to carefully read and study, with retention, The Sword in the Boardroom.
You may consider this to be an overt sales pitch, but it should be noted that the wisdom contained in the book far surpasses contemporary badinage and should be considered essential knowledge for governing for the benefit of all concerned.
© Stephen F. Kaufman
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I recently had an interview with Frankie Boyer, a popular Blog Talk Radio show. We discussed martial arts and self-defense. You can listen to the interview here:
Once the audio stream starts, fast forward to 16:10. I am the second person in the program being interviewed.
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When sitting on a bench or in a subway car,
execute techniques by leaning to the side if possible
and using your hands for balance thereby
making your heel strikes more effective.
Sitting Attack #1
Attacker comes straight in an attempted grab
When someone approaches
in a menacing manner,
begin your counter-attack.
Four Variations of Sitting Attack #1
Attacker comes straight in an attempted grab
You will notice blank numbers in the sequences. This is intentional. As you practice, improvise your own choice of technique. As you study the actual methodology of Hanshi Kaufman’s Guide to Ultimate Self-Defense, this is explained in depth, in the book. For now, just do your own “creative.”
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The Sword in the Boardroom
“Winning for the Benefit of All Concerned™”
The Sword in the Boardroom synthesizes the teachings of Musashi’s Book of Five Rings and Sun Tzu’s Art of War along with commentary by Stephen F. Kaufman presenting the views of the masters, with explicit examples to address realistic strategy solutions for the development of business and life negotiation skills. A contemporary approach based on integrity, honesty, and morality is presented to teach timeless universal truths, based on a philosophy that stresses winning for the benefit of all concerned. Envisioning yourself as the primary recipient of good as the correct way to effectively and efficiently accomplish goals, attendees learn:
High power deal making and enterprise control
Sun Tzu’s Art of War
Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Management
Sun Tzu’s Art of War is perhaps the best-known and most highly regarded treatise on strategy yet written. Compiled over two thousand years ago, its principles are as applicable to the boardroom as they are to the battlefield. Beginning with an introduction to Sun Tzu, the fundamental lessons of accomplishment in any endeavor are discussed, with an approach towards developing the capability of applying the principles expounded for everyday life. Interaction with case studies and defined goals are developed for logical and profitable resolve.
Napoleon Means Business
The Art of Business Based on His Maxims
Napoleon Means Business is a presentation based on the war maxims of Napoleon and presented in seminar format to illustrate the correct mindset needed for success in any area of endeavor. World-renowned leadership expert Stephen F. Kaufman presents ideas of one of the most illustrious generals in history by restructuring Napoleon’s words to empower attendees to take advantage of strong military ideals and transform them into solid business models that have been utilized by all the great leaders in history. Taking each of the historically accurate maxims accredited to Napoleon, the application of each is explained as how to apply the principles of inordinate accomplishment from a functional perspective in terms easy to understand that anyone can apply to any aspect of their life.
Musashi’s Book of Five Rings
The Warrior Method for Personal Integrity and Self-Development
Personal integrity, honesty and morality, and the determination to use intelligent tactics for accomplishment in life is explored. Beginning with an introduction to the work and why it is vitally important in today’s global society, warrior concepts of morality and the difference between not getting a deal signed and having your head cut off is explained. Participants develop awareness through the realization of self acceptance to increase personal and business productivity. Based on the structure of the original treatise, the presentation is divided into five parts:
Your Divine and Earthly Right to Live in Joy and Freedom
The true secret to winning the so-called battles of life is not in understanding why things happen, or why they don’t, but rather in knowing what you want and accepting it as already done. Stephen Kaufman’s teachings introduce you to the control of the creative aspect of the universe, the Spirit of the Thing Itself, empowering you to develop complete and total self-reliance and the ability to create exactly what you want and when you want it. But, you must have the correct technique, and Self-Revealization Acceptance® abundantly clarifies the methodology, without delving into or swaying personal religious beliefs. Topics interactively discussed include:
Knowing it is done by virtue of being
Lao Tzu’s Living Tao
Empowering the Self for Productive Living
The Living Tao teaches how to use the ancient truths of Lao Tzu’s directions for personal and cooperative advantage. The proper perspective of the Tao and a harmonious life is simple to attain with understanding and awareness and is explained with intelligent and realistic examples. The result is serenity, contentment, increased productivity, peace of mind, accomplishing all with ease. The Living Tao addresses challenges faced by individuals experiencing confusion and discord in their relationships with themselves and others. The seminar explains simple truths that make life worth living, by using ancient wisdom in the modern world. Topics interactively discussed include: