Karate Project Management

The PM Skills They Never Taught You

2018 Training


It is a fun workshop filled with hands-on exercises that reflect real-life high-performance projects’ challenges. Participants will be taught the Karate Project Management (KPM)© Seven Bodies of Knowledge as the core foundation of managing a project “energy” and its related constraints.  Additionally, KPM provides the tools to succeed in project based on the principles of grounding, balancing, anticipating, harmonizing, reflecting, progressing, and resetting.  Consequently, participants will be able to better handle projects’ FUD factors: Fear, Uncertainties, and Doubt.  These factors include misdirection, unexpected delays, detours, complications, and unpleasant discoveries.

KPM is based on the ancient knowledge of the traditional Japanese Karate, positive psychology, Neuroscience (visualization) and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)©.

There are seven bodies of knowledge that will be shared in this experiential workshop: 1.) Project Energy Management, 2.) Project Emotional Management, 3.) Project Total Awareness Management, 4.) Project Harmony Management, 5.) Project Reflective Management, 6.) Project Continuous Improvement Management, 7.) Project Reset Management. The ultimate goal is to manage our "project energy" so we could "arrive" uninjured at the end of our project. By embracing the KPM mindset and skills, we could apply all these seven bodies of knowledge to create a state of "knowing" in order to manage our project risks effectively.

  • Understand the principles of harmony as it applies to life and projects;
  • Learn how to master one’s own total awareness (zanshin) to better manage the environment which may be filled with unbalanced people who are increasingly becoming unpredictable;
  • Learn the various techniques to develop the mindset of an urban warrior;
  • Acquire the knowledge on how to optimally balance the four energies that we have: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual;
  • Use KPM to focus on what works in a project to create meaningful and positive change while successfully accomplishing the project’s final objective (“The Power of Now”!);
  • Understand the principles of physical balancing through emotional intelligence management.


  • Participants will be able to better connect with others including project key stakeholders through energy awareness (SYNERGY);
  • The holistic aspects of KPM can enrich participants’ whole sense of security, confidence, and well being (CONFIDENCE);
  • Participants will better understand how one’s thoughts, feelings, beliefs and attitudes can affect a person’s biological functions.  (MIND-BODY CONNECTION).



Anyone who is interested in applying Karate principles in one’s work – managers, supervisors, team leads, team members. Non-project managers are most welcome to attend this training.



PMI credential holders who attend this training will be credited with 8 PDUs under Leadership and 4 PDUs under Strategic & Business Management of the PMI Talent Triangle.



Amin Leiman, PMP®, CISA, SDC, SMC, CPCis the Founder and President of BENDINO Premier Project Management Academy, an organizational development training firm that specializes in training project managers to successfully prepare for the PMP examination.  As an educator and inspirer, he provides proven strategies in the areas of Project Management Fundamentals, PMP Preparation Courses, and Effective Project Communication.  He is currently the PMP preparation course instructor for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Philippines.  Also, he speaks regularly at Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Conferences and Seminars most recently in the Philippines (2017), Indonesia (2016, 2015), Japan (2013), Taiwan (2012), and USA (2011).

Amin is the author of two books: PMP Examination Preparation Strategies (PEPS) and Karate Project Management (KPM).  KPM teaches project managers to be balanced performers through cross breeding of the Project Management Body of Knowledge with ancient karate wisdom and principles.  Amin is an active practitioner at USKL (Upland Shotokan Karate League), Upland, California, USA.  He receives his First Degree Black Belt (Shodan) in traditional Japanese traditional karate from Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation (SKIF), Tokyo, Japan. 
Amin is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with 25 years of IT and business experience including his 15 years in the Big Four accounting firms in the US. His project and portfolio management spans across numerous industries including nuclear plant, electric utility, banking, manufacturing, and higher education.  In 2015, he completed a Nuclear Cyber Security Assessment project at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, San Clemente, California, USA.
Amin received his MSBA in IT Auditing from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona as well as an MBA from Thunderbird Global School of Management, Glendale, Arizona. Additionally, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University Los Angeles. Further, Amin attended Seikei University, Tokyo, Japan.
As an adjunct professor, he previously taught at numerous universities in the US including University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii Pacific University, Woodbury University, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
  • Early Bird Rates (Payment should be made 3 weeks before the start of the class)
    • PHP 15,500.00 for PMI Philippines Chapter Members
    • PHP 16,500.00 for Non-Members
  • Regular Rates:
    • PHP 16,500.00 for PMI Philippines Chapter Members
    • PHP 17,500.00 for Non-Members
  • Group Rate: PHP 15,500.00 (Minimum of 5 participants from the same organization)


All rates are VAT-inclusive. If your sponsoring company is zero-VAT or VAT-exempt, please e-mail to us your company's (1) BIR 2303 and (2) PEZA Certificate (if zero-VAT).

Your training investment includes lunch, snacks (AM and PM) with free-flowing coffee/tea, training materials, and a copy of the presentation slides.

Training Training Date Early Bird Deadline Cancellation Deadline Registration Deadline Online Registration
KPM-02 May 28 - 29 May 18 May 21 May 21 CLOSED
KPM-03 November 19 - 20 October 29 November 5 November 12 CLOSED

PMI Philippines Chapter reserves the right to adjust course schedules and/or fees without prior notice.

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