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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 […]

A Master Who ‘Knows’

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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, […]

Homage for Miyamoto Musashi – Haiku 120

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Hanshi Warrior Press October Book Deal

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A Warrior’s Plaint

Oh, that I would bend my bow and vanquish an ignoble foe Presuming to interfere with my delight on any day or night I keep my peace and with stalwart poise I maintain my piece Warrior brethren in the field and families alone without a shield My snorting stallion and if not then my Spanish […]

Ancient Warrior Strategy for the Modern Woman as presented through Hanshi Stephen Kaufman’s celebrated book, The Lady of the Rings

Perhaps the greatest ancient book of strategy ever written was by one of the world’s greatest swordsmen and warriors, Miyamoto Musashi. Born in imperial times of Japan, his work, The Book of Five Rings, is unarguably one of the most revered and studied books of strategy in the modern world. A highly respected warrior in […]

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. […]

How You Should Stand in Combat Readiness

Always stress form and balance. If you are lax in your stances and positioning, then you will be unable to perform your technique effectively. Focus your concentration on only one thing—making the “hit.” Narrow your eyes slightly and ever so subtly flare your nostrils. Always fight with your spine erect and unbent. Keep your shoulders […]

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 […]

KATA – Theory, Analysis, and Practice – Part 2

Photos of Hanshi Kaufman in the early days, circa 1958   KATA Theory, Analysis and Practice The Complete Philosophy of Dojo no Hebi—School of the Snake By Stephen F. Kaufman, Hanshi 10th Dan Shodai Soke, Hebi-ryu Karate-do   Initial considerations for performance and an explanation of improvisation As an example, in the execution of a […]