The Way of the Modern Warrior: Living the Samurai Ideal in the 21st Century

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The Way of the Modern Warrior is an explanation of the ethos of Japan's samurai warriors, practiced for over 1000 years. The author, Hanshi Stephen Kaufman, has been a warrior for 50 years, first as a member of the military, then as an advisor to the military, and finally as one of the world's most distinguished martial artists. In his years of experience he has collected the wisdom that comes from lessons learned and lessons taught.

The 55 precepts in his new book are result of...

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Overview

The Way of the Modern Warrior is an explanation of the ethos of Japan's samurai warriors, practiced for over 1000 years. The author, Hanshi Stephen Kaufman, has been a warrior for 50 years, first as a member of the military, then as an advisor to the military, and finally as one of the world's most distinguished martial artists. In his years of experience he has collected the wisdom that comes from lessons learned and lessons taught.

The 55 precepts in his new book are result of those years of experience and they will guide the modern day warrior as they devote energy and creativity to their lives. These principles and philosophies include Kaufman's insights about Arrogance; Ease and Grace; Wise Men and Evil; Being Genuine; and Shame and the Glory. The Way of the Modern Warrior is an essential handbook for the modern-day warrior who lives by honor, duty and service.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9784805311974
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/10/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 950,670
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen F. Kaufman is the author of the best selling book, Musashi's Book of Five Rings: The Definitive Interpretation of Miyamoto Musashi's Classic Book of Strategy, Sun Tzu's Art of War, and The Shogun Scrolls. Acknowledged as the true founding father of American Karate, he has been elected to the title and rank of Hanshi, 10th Dan, the highest and most prestigious rank in the martial arts world. Mr. Kaufman lives in New York City but travels extensively holding seminars and teaching the principles for personal and professional excellence through the use of bushido.

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Table of Contents

Contents
1. Change
2. Think Well of Yourself
3. Your Fallacies 4. Easy Way In#&8212;Easy Way Out
5. Pure Harmony
6. Advice
7. Easy Come and Easy Go
8. Same and different
9. Focus on Principles
10. Too Many Books
11. Unquenchable Conquest
12. The Universe Knows
13. Accept the Target's Acceptance
14. Take it
15. Clever People
16. Money and Evil
17. Ease and Grace
18. Seeking
19. Time
20. Arrogance
21. Water and Stone
22. Power and Quickness
23. Wise Men and Evil
24. Deeds and Words and Poets
25. Appreciation
26. People with Something to Say
27. Cheap Gods
28. Heart, Mind, and Spirit
29. Understanding
30. Humble Opinions
31. How to Perish
32. Education and Learning
33. You First
34. Right and Wrong
35. If you're going to Play, Play. Don't Play.
36. Politeness is not a sign of weakness
37. The necessity of Humility
38. Fate and Free Will
39. Yin and Yang
40. Being Genuine
41. Hope
42. Simply to Be
43. To hear and to do
44. Gullibility
45. Journey
46. To Be One Thing You Must Also Be the Opposite
47. Greatness
48. Heaven
49. Being Right
50. Life and Death
51. Inconsequence
52. The Shame and the Glory
53. Thank you
54. Fear and Joy
55. Bad Behavior

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Seldom does a true gem of a book come along like Hanshi Stephen

    Seldom does a true gem of a book come along like Hanshi Stephen Kaufman’s new “The Way of the Modern Warrior”. This book is a guideline for living the Samurai idea in the 21st century, and presents Kaufman’s principles for achieving this goal with his wit and years of matrial art experience. However, this is not an easy book to read, and cannot be read like a novel. Hanshi Kaufman says a lot in a few words, and I found the best way to get the full effect of the book is to read each principle, re-read it, and then pause for contemplation on his message before moving on to the next principle. The book covers many aspects of life and shares the ancient samurai’s code of bushido, of living and conduct as applied to modern life. Get this book , read and study it carefully, and apply the principles to your life. I guarantee you will feel rewarded for your endeavor.

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