We are the sole licensees in the UAE for ISHIDO-SHIKI® , a prestigious Japanese brand with over 47 years of experience, 270 schools, 20,000 students, and a number of world champions. As the only Authorised Japanese Abacus licensing examination centre in the UAE, we bring you the highest standard in the world.
Here you can learn the authentic mental arithmetic art developed for centuries in China and Japan, in your own language (English, Chinese, Japanese, or Spanish), from certified experts. Besides skill, we cultivate logic, good manners, and a high standard of discipline.
Our founder and director, Rodrigo Vasquez, trained for three years in Japan and gained the “Soroban Foundation of Japan” abacus federation’s instructor qualification. He holds an MPhil in Mathematics Education from the University of Cambridge, UK, where he specialised in the study of the mental representations of number in abacus-trained children and won a best dissertation award from the Faculty of Education.