An authority on negotiation, management, motivation training, personal development, and spiritual ascension technique, Stephen Kaufman provides functional solutions that empower audiences to turn all challenges: real and imaginary, emanating from the worlds of business, military, and personal endeavor into viable opportunity by demonstrating definitive working techniques that bring about advantageous results. His books have sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into many languages including French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, and Chinese. They are acclaimed as the finest interpretations to date.
Acknowledged as Shodai Soke, a True Founding Father of American Karate, and one of the world's most honored martial arts masters and teachers, 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. He has been awarded the prestigious Platinum Lifetime Achievement Cup, denoting 50 years of service to the arts and the unprecedented International Martial Arts Assn. award as Distinguished Grandmaster and Educator.
A career starting in the 1950’s 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, colleges, corporations, community centers, and private schools. Widely sought out as a teacher for the new millennium, he has appeared on radio and TV numerous times, has appeared, lectured, and taught at Brooklyn College, Wainwright House, The Learning Annex, many Cablevision networks, Madison Square Garden TV, NYC Board of Education, etc.