Philosophy

Musashi’s Book of Five Rings

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Homage for Miyamoto Musashi – 122 Haiku and Images

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 […]

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 […]

The Myth of Salvation and Redemption

“In light of today’s current events: significant religious controversies, terror attacks, etal, the question of sin and forgiveness is more relevant as society continues its downward spiral into oblivion that will seemingly culminate in a totalitarian form unless a new consciousness evolves. A new consciousness, not one with a goodie two-shoes mentality. My article was […]

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

Metaphor and Substance

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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, […]

Do Not Be Afraid of Change: It is the Only Thing You Can Depend On

THE HANSHI SPEAKS FEBRUARY 1, 2017 from THE WAY OF THE MODERN WARRIOR Do not be afraid of change. It is the only thing you can depend on. Change occurs through all things at all times. It is called life expressing its desire for new understanding and expression. If this did not occur then imminent […]

Author Meet & Greet

Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman is a world renown Grandmaster martial artist and is best-selling author of Miyamoto Musashi’s Book of Five Rings and Sun Tzu’s Art of War, as well as The Living Tao, The Shogun’s Scroll, The Sword in the Boardroom, Cherry Blossoms for Children, Practicing Self-Revealization Acceptance, and many other books. For more […]

Haiku for Miyamoto Musashi

  For more info on Homage for Miyamoto Musashi, visit: http://homage-for-musashi.weebly.com For more info on the author, Stephen F. Kaufman, visit his homepage at: http://www.hanshi.com