Problem Solving with Martial Arts
Leadership classes at the dojo combine intensive practice in an area of the martial arts with independent study. The classes are open to students who have achieved advanced-intermediate kyu level or any dan grade. Students work through advanced problems in martial arts and develop the resources to resolve them. They undertake focused weapons training, including the sword, bo, and short stick. They will note applications for management scenarios and cooperative problem solving.
It’s worth considering that historical warriors had grown so acquainted with weapons use and the ways of fighting that they themselves developed management strategies based on the relationships they forged in that context. Famed warrior Miyamoto Musashi’s treatise Go Rin No Sho (The Book of Five Rings) shared strategies and concepts that could be applied to everyday life, after all.