Hanshi Kaufman has received numerous awards in the past for his interpretation of Musashi's Book of Five Rings, Sun Tzu's Art of War, etal. The significance of this particular recognition follows along with a partial list of previous award and commendations from:
North American Fed. of Martial Artists – Distinguished Grandmaster
International Assn. of Martial Artists - Grandmaster and Educator
Action Martial Arts Magazine – Platinum Lifetime Achievement Award
Aaron Banks World Professional Martial Arts – Great Writer and Educator Award
Intl. Assn.of Russian Kempo – Honorable Recognition as Grandmaster
World Agni Organization Ukraine – Recognition of Philosophical Teaching
World Martial Arts Alliance – Grandmaster Acknowledgment
Lenchus Legend Society of Grandmasters – Lifetime Achievement
World Head of Family Sokeship Council – Grandmaster and Educator
World Blackbelt Hall of Fame - Distinguished Grandmaster
Okinawan Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu Assn. - Hanshi Recognition
United States Karate Assn. - Hanshi Recognition
North American Black Belt Federation - Hanshi Recognition
Grey Belt Society of Martial Arts Elders - Board of Directors
An acknowledged founding father of American Karate, he was awarded the title of Hanshi in 1991 by world renown international peer associations. The title is considered to be the most prestigious accomplishment in the martial arts world and signifies "teacher of teachers."
Mr Kaufman lives in New York City and spends his time traveling, teaching, writing, and developing a higher universal consciousness for all mankind.
For information about Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman, visit http://www.hanshi.com.