Martial Arts

Book of Five Rings Explained by Hanshi Kaufman – Part 4

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Book of Five Rings Explained by Hanshi Kaufman – Part 3

Lesson 3 from Musashi’s Book of Five Rings by Hanshi Stephen Kaufman For more info on Hanshi Stephen Kaufman, visit

Hanshi Kaufman Teaches Hebi Ryu Budo Kata

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Hanshi Warrior Press Christmas Book Deal

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Hanshi Warrior Press Books for the Holidays

Sales ARE brisk. Get your orders in now in time for holiday delivery.The holidays will be here before you realize it. I usually run out of stock by the second week of December so act now in time for Christmas – Hanukah – Kwanzaa – Festivus Autographed copies here Available at Amazon and Kindle […]

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. […]

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: Once the audio stream starts, fast forward to 16:10. I am the second person in the program being interviewed. For more info on Hanshi Kaufman, visit

Enticing the Target to Accept Its Demise

Hanshi Kaufman on Enticing the Target to Accept Its Demise The concept of enticing a target to accept your kill shot in mortal combat creates the scenario in which the ‘target,’ however defined, fulfills its own destiny by accepting an incoming attack for its demise as an aspect of its own reality and your definition. […]

April Birthday Book Special

Fight Scene from “The Hanshi in Brussels”

The Hanshi in Brussels by Stephen F. Kaufman Chapter 50 – The Fight Scene Robert’s red Saab convertible wound through very narrow streets that must have one time been ancient cart paths. With what seemed hardly enough room for one car, traffic sped by in both directions. The Hanshi sat silently hoping that Robert didn’t […]

Query from a Young Martial Arts Student About Death

Hello Sensei, My name is xxxxxxxx, and I am 19 years old. I have studied martial arts for a good portion of my life and continue today. I have developed an interest in the philosophical side of the arts and I was wondering if you could offer some guidance. I have always struggled with anxiety, […]

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear I received this query from a student who has some years in the martial arts. The question of “fear of being hit” is a matter that concerns a great many practitioners of the arts. Here is one approach to overcoming this fear. Student: I am studying your book, Hanshi’s Kaufman’s Guide to Ultimate […]