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Stephen F Kaufman

New York, New York, United States


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Author of the best-selling interpretations of "Musashi's Book of Five Rings," "Sun Tzu's Art of War," "Lao Tzu's Living Tao," along with "The Art of Stick Fighting," and "The Sword in the Boardroom," which focuses on business management based on honesty, integrity, and morality for contemporary negotiations. He has penned more than 37 books with sales in the hundreds of thousands worldwide. He speaks with true understanding of the lessons taught by the ancient masters and focuses on the immediate needs of groups. His work is considered essential study for individuals and organizations interested in progressive management/motivation development that includes life enhancement skills.
Stephen F. Kaufman is the founder and author of "Self-Revealization Acceptance - Your Divine Right to Live in Joy and Freedom" and "Practicing Self-Revealization Acceptance - 52 Weekly Ascensions to Empower Your Life," the first, foremost, and original reality facilitation concept ever presented to the modern world in 1993, guaranteed to bring immediate and permanent results.
Acknowledged as a true founding father of American Karate, he was elected to the title and rank of Hanshi, 10th Dan, the most prestigious accomplishment in the martial arts world in 1991 by international peer associations. His martial arts system is recognized by leading world martial arts master to be one of the most realistic warrior methods in the world. He has received countless awards and honors for his work. He has been awarded the Platinum Lifetime Achievement and Platinum Martial Arts Pioneer Award denoting 50 years of service to the arts by significant organizations. He has recently been inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame as 2011 Author of the Year.
A lifetime of work starting on Okinawa in the 1950s while in the United States Air Force includes teaching and practical experience with law enforcement agencies, NYC Board of Education, Dept. for the Aging, litigation firms, marketing groups, corporations, community centers and private schools.
He now spends his time traveling, teaching and writing. His seminars can be tailored for any audience or strategic situational objective. He also started his own Manhattan Neighborhood cable tv show in 2011 entitled Hanshi's World.

Interests: Martial Arts, philosophy, fiction, spirituality, self-help, strategy

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Abracadaver - And Other Satories and Poems
  • The Hanshi of Central Park
  • The Hanshi in Brussels
  • The Shogun\\\'s Scroll
  • Nonfiction

  • Self-Revealization Acceptance - 52 Weekly Ascensions to Empower Your Life
  • SunTzu\\\'s The Art of War
  • The Lady of the Rings - Musashi\\\'s Book of Five Rings for Women
  • Self-Revealization Acceptance - Your Divine Right to Live in Joy and Freedom
  • The Sword in the Boardroom
  • Napoleon Means Business - The Art of Business Based on the Maxims of Napoleon
  • The Living Tao - Meditations on the Tao Te Ching to Empower Your Life
  • The Art of Stick Fighting
  • Musashi\\\'s Book of Five Rings
  • The Way of the Modern Warrior - Living the Samurai Ideal in the 21st Century
  • Poetry

  • Homage for Miyamoto Musashi
  • Children's Literature

  • Cherry Blossoms for Children