Tag Archive | bushido

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. […]

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 […]

Appreciate Yourself

Chapter 25 Appreciate Yourself, or You Won’t Be Appreciated This is the most essential attitude one can have relative to living a sane and prosperous life. Think about this most carefully. Who is more important than you are? If you are not taking care of yourself to the extent that you want to take care […]

The Way of the Modern Warrior

It is better to take the easy way in rather than the easy way out. When a person is confident in their endeavors, even though they may not be at a level of mastery, the road to mastery itself becomes easier to attain. When you have to struggle with the potential outcome of a situation, […]

A Wise Man’s Words

 

Arrogance – Not Presumption

It is essential that a practitioner of an art, especially a mortal art such as swordsmanship, attain a level of consciousness that will require arrogance, not presumption, to enable the raising of oneself above a previous level of accomplishment that appears impossible to transcend. Why this is a requirement for self-enlightenment becomes apparent when looking […]

A Short Discourse on Good Fortune

from The Way of the Modern Warrior Good Fortune can be Quelled by Bad Behavior Even Though Bad Behavior is Sometimes Virtuous You will find in life that there are times when you think you are in complete control of the world and venture forth to prove it by the most inane and superficial methods. […]

Create and Maintain Your Higher Ideal

Now available as hardcopy and ebook editions! Anyone who creates and maintains any higher ideal in and of their own self may be considered a samurai. A samurai, male or female, devotes their life to a perfection of their own higher self and does so for the benefit of all concerned with themselves as the progenitor […]

The Way of the Modern Warrior New Book Cover and Excerpt

The new and final version of the book cover of my newest title to be released this fall, The Way of the Modern Warrior – Living the Samurai Ideal in the 21st Century, is now available at Amazon and may be preordered now.  Below is a snippet from the book. Delimiting An Albatross If you […]

An Interview with the Incredible Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman

Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman, Shodai Soke An interview with Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman, by Hanshi Frank Dux I attended Grandmaster Irving Soto’s Live Martial Arts Masters event in New York City on May 19, 2012. It was an amazing gathering of true masters in the martial arts. I have been around the world many times […]

The Way of the Modern Warrior

The book cover design for my new book title, The Way of the Modern Warrior – Living the Samurai Ideal in the 21st Century, is now available for the world to see. The book will be released in the fall of 2012 and can currently be preordered through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Here is a little taste […]

No-Thing-Ness

from The Shogun’s Scroll by Stephen F. Kaufman What I have attempted to explain to you, my Liege, is certain to be known to you. Not wishing to be presumptuous, I have given you what I believe is the most intelligent and realistic information. I am indebted to Heaven and the grace bestowed on me […]