Speed reading

What is speed reading?

Ever wished that you could get through a book or document in the shortest time possible?

Or just wanted to find some key paragraphs within a 500 page book?

At Shichida, our oldest group of children (currently in Grade 2 and 3 at school) are in the midst of working towards that goal in their Shichida Primary School Program.

Starting from 6 months, children at Shichida are encouraged to trust their instincts and harness their subconscious mind.

From 4 years old onwards, children are introduced to speed listening and viewing.

At that point they develop their auditory memory and get ready for speed reading by listening to high-speed recordings.

Then, from the second year of the Primary School Program (where the children are 7 and 8 years old), they are introduced to wave and quantum speed reading – where they develop their right brain or subconscious speed reading skills and deepen their concentration and working memory.

You have probably heard references to different hemispheres of the brain and how the right brain and left brain typically serve different functions.

You may also be familiar with the notion that the left brain controls things like logic, written and spoken languages, scientific ability and number skills.

Whereas the right brain controls things like imagination, photographic memory, artistic ability and visualisation.

While your brain doesn’t solely function in the left or right hemispheres, we can better understand some of these processes if we relate them to the conscious and the subconscious mind.

Those who can read fast with comprehension are those who have learned how to have optimal communication between both of their brain’s hemispheres and access the subconscious mind more consciously.

Dr. Win Wenger has a Ph.D. in Education and the world authority on studies of intellectual power and motivation. The following was quoted in his book ‘The Einstein Factor’ about Makoto Shichida:

“Japanese accelerative learning pioneer Dr. Makoto Shichida used a tactic similar to Caesar’s, to outmanoeuvre learning blocks. He discovered that a speedy input of data can short-circuit the slow left brain. The left brain processes only one word or phrase at a time. But you can learn a foreign language, read a book, or absorb higher math at hundreds of times the rate. The trick is, Shichida discovered, is to feed the data into your brain too fast for your conscious mind to follow it.”

– Dr. Win Wenger, The Einstein Factor

Some Shichida speed reading examples

In the early stages of the Shichida wave reading training, children are encouraged to work just on their instincts and subconscious mind to take in information.

The following steps are taken in the speed reading class:

Step 1: The children are blindfolded using an eye-mask.

Step 2: The children are handed a book they have never seen before and are instructed to flip through the book a few times.

Step 3: The books are then taken away from them and the children are subsequently asked to remove the eye-mask.

Step 4: Finally, the children are asked to write what images or words came to their mind as they flipped through the book.

The children are frequently able to recall accurate images, scenes and words from the book.

As Dr. Wenger mentioned in his best-selling book, The Einstein Factor, the subconscious part of the brain outweighs our conscious part by a factor of ten billion to one.

The ultimate goal is of course, to be able to gather more information and content by flipping the book with your eyes open, which Makoto Shichida refers to as Quantum reading. We can’t wait to see what these amazing children can do then! Stay tuned!

What are the benefits of wave speed reading?

Once children master wave speed reading, they will excel in other abilities such as memory, creativity and learning languages.

When children are able to consciously tap into their intuition to this extent, they are able to produce amazing, touching and creative works because inspiration and creativity come very easily to them.

Besides being able to read and comprehend any book in a short amount of time, the benefits of wave speed reading are drawing out other abilities in a chain reaction.

The history of wave speed reading

Professor Makoto Shichida, the founder of the Shichida Method of Education, was the one who provided and propounded the idea of wave and quantum speed reading.

Professor Shichida developed his teaching method and curriculum to lay the foundation for and build up to wave speed reading so that any child can be capable of doing it.

(Please note: Numerous other forms of right brain and subconscious training exist today, many of whom will not acknowledge or credit Makoto Shichida as founding the idea.

Unfortunately too, a few were ex-Shichida franchisees who have gone their own way to interpret how it is to be done and disregard children’s age and brain maturity.)



“The area in the right frontal lobe, previously thought to be a silent area, is the area where these wonderful abilities reside. When using Quantum Speed Reading, brain topography shows an increase in the theta brain wave activity in this so called silent zone”

– Professor Makoto Shichida, Quantum Speed Reading

The world’s volume and velocity of information is increasing at an alarming rate. In fact, it is believed that one week’s worth of the New York Times contains more information than people 100 years ago encountered in their entire lives. If there is a way we can make it easier for our children’s generation, why wouldn’t we? Why wouldn’t you?

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“My son joined Shichida when he was 5 years old. My husband and I are both very happy with his progress. Now my son is a happy, positive and confident child who loves and enjoys learning. After attending Shichida classes, we realised that the program not only benefits the child, but also teaches parents how to raise a child happily and successfully.”

– Miranda & Daniel (son, Shichida Graduate 2016)

“Thank you for the wonderful experiences that you have given Luke over the last 7 years at Shichida. The skills he has learnt through Shichida will last through his entire life. You have really helped and encouraged Luke to achieve such great things… Shichida has been such a huge part of our lives, we will really miss it.”

– Mark, Emily & Luke (son)

“I’ve noticed my daughter does remember things quite well, she can listen to songs only a few times and she remembers the tunes and the lyrics. She is one of the few kids in her class who can read at her age. Callum can count to 10. He sings the alphabet and he knows his colours and his shapes. He will sing along, it’s just play for him. There’s not that many programs out there for young kids, and you know why not? It doesn’t hurt them and they enjoy it. It does help them to develop to the best of their potential and their ability. They do an amazing amount of stuff in that one hour that I could not do at home with them.”

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“Chloe has been attending Shichida Australia since she was 18 months old. I first heard about it on TV and thought it looked like an interesting program – mainly because it worked on skills like visualisation techniques, fine motor skills, confidence building and fun aspects of learning that didn’t seem to be offered in any other activities… This has really stimulated her learning, improved her concentration and helped her prepare for the transition to school. Shichida also gave us the tools to be able to incorporate opportunities for learning into everyday life – this has been incredibly helpful. The first time we realised that Chloe knew her numbers and letters was when my husband was out washing the car. He could hear her mumbling away and went to check up on her. She was just two at the time, and was reading our car’s licence plate!”

– Emily & Chloe (daughter)

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