There were 18 people in total who started their training with Peppy Kids Club in January. We did the first few days of training together and then split up, 7 of us went to Takasaki, and the other 11 stayed in Nagoya.
We were so lucky, in Takasaki we got to stay in a hotel for nearly 2 weeks. This meant our rooms got serviced and I had a regular sized towel to use (that’s another story 😛 ).
Each day we would go to training as a group in Isesaki, or off to individual schools to observe a lesson. Catching the trains was so daunting because it was made so clear to us if you are late you get in BIG trouble. Being ‘late’ meant not being at the school 1 hour before the first lesson starts (that still applies to me now). Some schools to 2 1/2 hours to get to…one way!
We had a really great group of people to train with. There were 2 Australians, 4 Canadians and 1 guy from England.
Nam, Peter, Zach, Adam, Paul, Me, Hamdiya & Yukiko (Teacher)
Photo taken by Nam
Training lasted 2 weeks, and it was VERY intense. All the forums and chats on the internet warned of that, but you don’t know how intense until you get there. It was VERY long days, and you got sooo tired. But we all knew it would be over in 2 weeks.
Our last day together was very sad, because we had become such good friends and we knew that we wouldn’t be seeing each other for a long time 😦 Hopefully soon we will all be meeting up in Tokyo! That will be exciting 🙂