It’s funny that we don’t have much Genki English presence in Osaka, we did a couple of OUP shows here and a presentation for Nakata Ritsuko’s AETC a while back but no schools have ever invited us! So today we had a private show and a teachers seminar. The show was OK, there were a few little kids who were a bit too young, but most people seemed cool. We also experimented with a “ticket price refund” system for people who bought the CDs which proved quite popular, I’ll have to see if we can keep it for future shows. The seminar was also OK, with over 30 teachers, but with only 2.5 hours I found it really difficult to do any solid work – especially as even things like “Mingle” were proving difficult!! But a lot of people seemed to get a lot out of it so that’s OK.

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...