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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 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 Teaches Kata

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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Musashi’s Book of Five Rings

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The Modern Age of Treason and the Washington Post Travesty

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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Blog Talk Radio Interview with Hanshi Kaufman

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:

http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/frankieboyer/080311.mp3

Once the audio stream starts, fast forward to 16:10. I am the second person in the program being interviewed.

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Hanshi Kaufman’s Guide to Ultimate Self-defense

 

Chapter 8

Sitting Attacks

When sitting, alone or with someone, you are open to attack, depending upon where you are. Awareness of your surroundings is essential and, as a word of caution, you should not be wearing flashy jewelry or other personal goods of value. The society we are living in is quite different and certainly more dangerous than the society we lived in just a few short years ago. Don’t advertise your valuables. It creates a target for would-be attackers. Sitting in the park or somewhere quiet, alone or perhaps with a friend, or with your mind somewhere else can make you most vulnerable.

The following techniques for defenses against sitting attacks use basic front, rear, and side maneuvers that apply as well when you are riding on a subway. The only difference is that you are sitting rather than standing.

Practice these realistic exercises with or without a partner. If you are working solo, use a mirror when possible. Having come this far in your training, you should be conscious of the visualization process and the understanding needed to practice slowly until your moves are smooth.

By this time you know that self-defense on the physical level is based on self-defense on the mental level. If you look for trouble, you will get it, and you may not be able to handle it if you are arrogant, regardless of your training.

STREET SMARTS

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

1 – Scream, and with your fingers rigid, thrust fingers into the throat or eyes with deep penetration. The attacker will have to move backwards.

2 – Drive your heel directly into the groin by lifting your knee up to your chest and pushing straight out with conviction into the attacker’s body. If necessary, do it a second time.

3 – Stand and move directly into the attacker with a forceful elbow across the head. Any variation will be effective.

4 – Run

If you are with a friend, that person must run off with you. This is not as obvious as it would seem. They may be panicked and frightened. Regardless of whether your friend is male or female, you must remember that you are not trying to become a hero. It is at this point that people get themselves killed. They try for “overkill,” and it is unnecessary. The attacker is possibly mobile and will more than likely attempt to run off once challenged. Do not follow. Get to safety.

Observe the variations and maintain your conviction in developing self-preservation. Practice all techniques slowly until they are mastered. train with rhythm, balance, quickness, and volition.

STREET SMARTS

When someone approaches

in a menacing manner,

begin your counter-attack.

Four Variations of Sitting Attack #1

Attacker comes straight in an attempted grab

NOTE

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.”

Variation A

1 – Scream

2 –

3 – Thrust palm heel to nose

3 – Drive heel to groin

5 – Stand and thrust to eyes

6 – Run

Variation B

1 – Scream

2 – Thrust to eyes

3 – Stand and fire elbow to the jaw

4 –

5 – Stomp/scrape shin

6 – Run

Variation C

1 – Scream and spit into the attacker’s face

2 – Thrust to throat

3 – Stand and drive head butt to the face

4 – Knee to groin

5 –

6 – Run

Variation D

1 – Scream

2 – Thrust to eyes

3 –

4 – Punch to groin

5 – Heel to body

6 – Run

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Studies in Leadership, Motivation, and Management

Steve Kaufman has been teaching ideas and concepts of leadership for more than five decades. He speaks with clarity and understanding while sustaining audience interest and focus throughout his presentations, empowering people to grasp the ideas for personal and business use through an interactive format. His best-selling books have sold over 1.3 million copies worldwide. Alternately, webinars are available for any organization.

Steve understands that each presentation needs to be designed and delivered for the specific needs of the seminar sponsor and crafts his presentations to be timely, focused, and oriented to the enlightenment of all in attendance.

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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

  • Attitudes needed for personal victory
  • Assessing the opposition
  • Evaluating personal motivation
  • Focused effective planning for all operations
  • Proper treatment of personnel
  • Maintaining control of circumstances
  • Motivating associates

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.

  • Understanding the principles taught by Sun Tzu
  • How to think of progress
  • The nature of accomplishment
  • Why conflict is essential for progress
  • The reality of deception
  • Control and maintenance of territory
  • Manipulation of circumstance
  • Fierceness, determination, and desire

 

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.

  • Correctly approaching the objective
  • Maintaining control in a negotiation
  • Turning defeat into victory
  • Understanding discipline for accomplishment
  • Maintaining open lines of communication
  • Maximizing the results of effort

 

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:

  • The Book of Earth – Fundamental attitudes of the Masters
  • The Book of Water – The natural order of things
  • The Book of Fire – The passion to win
  • The Book of Wind – Understanding inconsequential matters
  • The Book of the Void – No-thing-ness and the completeness of all

 

Self-Revealization Acceptance®

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:

  • What Self-Revealization Acceptance is and how to make it work
  • Why selfishness is good and how to develop it in pure form
  • Understanding the Spirit of the Thing Itself
  • Acceptance of ease and grace in all endeavors
  • You reap what you KNOW – not what you sow
  • Escaping from the morass of indifference and mediocrity
  • 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:

  • Effective decision making
  • Life survival skills
  • Personal rights and privileges
  • True responsibility
  • Relationship enjoyment
  • Resourcefulness
  • Peace and harmony in the workplace
  • Dealing with life’s challenge

 

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Homage for Miyamoto Musashi – 122 Haiku and Images

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From the Teachings of Hanshi Kaufman

My Influence is Universal

My work extends into all spheres of society as an important contribution to the development and growth of all people within. I take it upon myself to continue to direct my thoughts into the proper channels for the betterment of humankind, for the benefit of all concerned. I carefully look at my accomplishments and think in terms of making them even more appropriate for the masses. In that manner the peoples of the world may, according to their own choosing, revel in the pleasure of living a full life based on the ideas that I generate from my own mind as a direct extension in me, as me, and through me, by the Creative Power of the Universe. I do not impose my ideas on anyone, and I am open to the opinions of others as long as I do not have to obey or disseminate such, if I do not believe in them. That is the true way for harmony and true spiritual enlightenment to advance as the ideas themselves propagate better material reality for everyone.

© Stephen F Kaufman 2017

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Introducing Homage for Miyamoto Musashi DVD

122 Original haiku, images, and score, celebrating The Book of Five RIngs.
Includes 19 minutes of haiku, images, music, and meditative joy.

A passionate and inspired exposition of Musashi’s Book of Five Rings. A work of great passion from Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman and naturalist photographer, Peggy A Thompson. With an original score, this 19 minute meditation contains the entire text of Homage for Miyamoto Musashi book.

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New Book Cover for The Sword in the Boardroom

Hanshi Wisdom Press is pleased to announce its new book cover for The Sword in the Boardroom.

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