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Samurai Lessons for Leadership

Samurai were not only warriors, they were the rulers of Japan for centuries. Throughout those years, they crafted and developed crucial elements needed to be a good leader. This course provides the centuries-old wisdom of samurai and its leadership based on compassion, honor, and respect. It connects these teachings with your already existing role and conception of good leadership so that you can promote positive relationships between employees, increase productivity, and advance the performance of your team.

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Riichi Kitano
Sensei, Founder of Shinkiryu Bujutsu

We taught over 5000 learners from these companies:

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Real-world projects that teach you industry skills.
Learn alongside a small group of your professional peers
Part-time program with 2 live events per week.
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Riichi Kitano

Sensei, Founder of Shinkiryu Bujutsu

Born and raised in samurai family and its culture, Riichi Kitano has been practicing martial arts throughout his entire life time and he now holds 6 black belts including the oldest form of samurai martial arts, Katori Shinto Ryu. He has been teaching and sharing the samurai wisdom both nationally and internationally with CEOs, celebrities, Olympic athletes, and many other leaders to enrich their lives and peak their performances.

Part-time schedule

We know you’re busy, so we made it flexible.
Attend Live events combined with asynchrounous work.

Too busy? All events are recorded!

Peer network

Code reviews and study groups. Share experiences and learn alongside a global network of professionals.

A team of people to support you

We have a system in place to make sure you complete the course, and to help nudge you along the way.

Interview preparation

We will help you prepare for interviewing at tech companies, no matter the position.

Project-based learning

Real-world projects that teach you industry skills and prepare your portfoilo.

Best-in-class outcomes

80% average completion rate, compared to 15% industry standard.

Completion certificates

Each course comes with a certificate that you can add to your resume.

Is this right for me?

Who is it for?
  • Individuals looking to build their leadership skills through compassion, honor and respect

  • Managers seeking improved ways of working with their teams

  • Leaders seeing to increase productivity

  • No prior knowledge is required, however we do expect a level of commitment to the course and respect for the material

  • Yin and yang and the importance of balance between the two
  • How to restore and boost internal energy
  • Breaking limiting beliefs
  • Physical posture and it's impact on our productivity
Key Concepts
  • "Hataraku" vs. "shigoto" - work for others
  • "Gi" - justice, sacrifice, honor
  • "Bi" and "shiawase" - beauty and happiness
  • "Taeru" - endure
  • How to see any crisis as an opportunity
  • Gratitude to help others and ourselves
  • How to build healthy habits and promote productivity
  • Reframing the negative as a positive
Key Concepts
  • "kiki" - crisis as both danger and opportunity
  • "wakidachi" - how to open your heart
  • Law of long way around
  • Micro rewards

Still not sure?

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Learner success stories
Our students love our courses.

Best online course I've taken!

Zachary KneupperSoftware Engineer at

This was by far the best training course I have attended. The way it was structured and the support available from the instructor and TAs really made the learning valuable and lasting. I am looking forward to other courses in the near future!

TJ PolakSenior Manager of Business Intelligence, Embark Veterinary

Shoutout to the course team for helping me (and others) keep pushing along to make sure we get through the finish line, even when things are hard. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the accountability and extra help!

Michael GaglianoAnalytics Engineer, Collectors Universe

I love it - just enough content and guidance that can be covered between work, kids, and life but still learn and be challenged

Mike WilliamsProgram Manager, Salesforce

Completing this course has given me the foundation and confidence needed to make the full jump from Finance to Analytics Engineering. I've always felt like I needed a "credential" to make the full leap. Having gone through the course and learning with this community has made me feel like less of an "imposter" and like I have the skills/knowledge to do this as my profession (or at least know where to go to find the answers!). Really appreciative of the entire staff, TAs, cohort, pod, etc.

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