Stephen F. Kaufman, Hanshi, 10th Dan. An acknowledged Founding Father of American Karate, Hanshi Kaufman originally trained on Okinawa in the 1950s and has held the title of Hanshi since 1991. He is the founder of Hebi-ryu karate do: Dojo no Hebi, School of the Snake. He has taught for military organizations, law enforcement agencies, and many community centers and public agencies. Hanshi lectures and teaches strategy and motivation throughout the world.