Stephen F. Kaufman, Hanshi, 10th Dan, is the holder of the
highest title and rank attainable in the martial arts. His martial
system, Hebi-ryu ("School of the Snake"), is recognized as one of
the most effective martial methods in the world. A career spanning
close to 60 years began in Okinawa in the 1950's. He's acknowledged
as the "founding father" of American karate and has received
countless awards and honors, including an induction into the World
Karate Union Hall of Fame as Author of the Year in 2011.
Kaufman has authored and interpreted many martial arts titles including Musashi's Book of Five Rings, The Way of the Modern Warrior, and The Shogun's Scroll, all available from Tuttle Publishing.
"Kaufman Hanshi has gone beyond the simple idea of translating the books, and instead works as the interpreter, speaking specifically to the martial artists out there." --Martial Thoughts blog