Seichou Karate | Kids Abacus Classes
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Japanese Abacus (Soroban) for Kids

What is it?

This fun class instructs children in a system of arithmetic computation that uses a calculating instrument known as an abacus. The Japanese Abacus (Nippon Soroban) has rows of large beads that students manipulate to solve mathematical problems. It is different from the Chinese and western abaci in configuration and use.


Kids need every advantage today. Solid math skills are indispensable for academic and professional success. Your children will develop these skills with fun drills under the direction of our delightful expert instructor.

Who's Invited?

We accept children from 4 to 17 years of age.

Where and When?

Classes meet twice a week, on Monday and Saturdays. You may choose either one or two lessons per week.

Who's the Instructor?

Kiemi Watabe Langlois Sensei is a Japanese abacus expert and holds licenses to teach middle and high school from the Japanese government. A native of Mie, Japan, she is also a classically trained professional pianist and piano instructor with a BA from the Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo. Ms. Langlois has taught students of all ages.

Fee for Current Seichou Students: Students who are enrolled in our karate program may take one culture class free of charge including calligraphy, abacus and Japanese language.


Fee for Non-Seichou Students: $100 per month per child for one lesson per week; $150 per month for 2 lessons per week.


Equipment: All students must purchase a Japanese abacus for $40.00. Class size is limited to 10 students.


How to Enroll: Enroll today using the links above or telephone us at 571.257.5401 for more information.

  • Class Schedule

    • Age 4 & 5- year olds | Monday | 4:30pm to 5:15pm
    • 6 and Older | Saturday | 10:00am to 10:45am