Today I received two very fine certificates of acknowledgment from the Intl Okinawa Seishinryoku Assn. and World Sokeship Seishinryoku Council in Athens, Greece under the direction of Dai Soke Nasiakos K Spiridon. I feel honored to have received them. Thank you, Soke.
NEW YORK, NY, March 31 – The officers and board of directors of the International Okinawa Seishinryoku Karate Do Kobudo Jutsu Assn. in Athens, Greece have expressed their deep appreciation to Hanshi Kaufman for his support and dedication to the ideal of the martial arts for over five decades of excellence and magnificent achievements.
Hanshi Kaufman has received numerous awards in the past for his profound interpretation of Musashi’s Book of Five Rings, Sun Tzu’s Art of War, etal. The significance of this particular recognition follows along with a partial list of previous awards and commendations from:
North American Fed. Of Martial Artists – Distinguished Grandmaster
International Assn. Of Martial Artists – Grandmaster and Educator
Action Martial Arts Magazine – Platinum Lifetime Achievement Award
Aaron Banks World Professional Martial Arts – Great Writer and educator
Intl. Assn.of Russian Kempo – Honorable Recognition as Grandmaster
World Agni Organization Ukraine – Recognition of Philosophical Teaching
World Martial Arts Alliance – Grandmaster Acknowledgement
Lenchus Legend Society of Grandmasters – Lifetime Achievement
World Head of Family Sokeship Council – Grandmaster and Educator
World Black Belt Hall of Fame – Distinguished Grandmaster
Okinawan Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu Assn.– Hanshi Recognition
United States Karate Assn. – Hanshi Recognition
North American Black Belt Federation – Hanshi Recognition
Grey Belt Society of Martial Arts Elders – Board of Directors
Stephen F. Kaufman is the internationally acclaimed author of several books including the world’s best-selling interpretations of Musashi’s Book of Five Rings and Sun Tzu’s Art of War. His books have sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into many languages.
An acknowledged true founding father of American Karate, he was awarded the title of Hanshi in 1991 by international peer associations. The title is considered to be the most prestigious accomplishment in the martial arts world and signifies “teacher of teachers.”
Mr. Kaufman lives in New York City and spends his time traveling, teaching, writing, and developing a higher universal consciousness for all mankind.
For information about Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman, visit www.hanshi.com