Professional Go player begins with the explanation of the rules of Go to students who don’t know Go.
Aim at not only the experience level but also the game on 19×19 board.
Explain the history and art of Go.
Learn ability of independent ideas, logical thinking and power for executing ideas.
Through Go the students will be able to:
1) Develop an understanding of the traditional Japanese culture.
2) Master the global communication.
3) Learn ability of independent ideas, logical thinking, broad viewpoint and finally power for challenging the unsolved problems.
Go, Global Communication, Ability of Independent Ideas, Logical Thinking, Broad Viewpoint, Making Decision, Power for Executing Ideas, Brain Science
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
1) At the beginning of each class, solutions to exercise problems assigned during the previous class are reviewed.
2) Students practice games.
3) Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to what is taught on that day to solve.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Guidance － Introduce the history of Go. － Show the model game on 9×9 board and explain basic rules. － Give an outline of the course. － The applicants are requested to write a composition and class members will be decided later.||Guidance, Interest in Go|
|Class 2||Basic Rules ① －Stone capturing, Places where you can't play||Stone capturing game Start from kirichigai:cross cut. Win when capturing two stones.|
|Class 3||Basic Rules ② －End of the game, How to count the area of the territory||Practice the game Start from the 15th move (first 14 moves are given)|
|Class 4||Basic Rules ③ －Koh：repetitive capture position, Komi：compensation point －Actual examples of Koh from the championship match of the Meijin-sen||Practice the game|
|Class 5||Elementary Techniqueｓ ① －Life and death of stones －Two eyes, Kakeme：false eye, Seki：mutual life||Practice the game|
|Class 6||Elementary Techniqueｓ ② －Technique to connect and cut －Takefu：bamboo joint, Kosumi：connection’s diagonal||Practice the game (Nigiri：process of deciding who plays black, Touryou：resign)|
|Class 7||Elementary Techniqueｓ ③ －Technique of stone capturing －Shicho：ladder, Geta：net||Practice the game|
|Class 8||International Spread of Go and Pair Go －Olympic (mind sports games) and Pair Go||Practice the game of Pair Go|
|Class 9||Elementary Techniqueｓ ④ －Efficient shape and bad shape －Empty triangle, Hazama. Seki：mutual life||Practice the game|
|Class 10||Practice on 13 ×13 Board ① －Comments on the game record of professional match on 13 ×13 board||Practice the game|
|Class 11||Mathematical Study of Go, Life and Death Problems －Explanation of difficult life and death problems －Experiment using the software for judging life and death||Practice the game (shorten) Challenge to life and death problems|
|Class 12||Practice on 13 ×13 Board ② －Territory preparation for counting||Practice the game|
|Class 13||Practice on 19 ×19 Board －Move in the opening stage －Corner → side → center, the 3rd and 4th lines mainly||Practice the game (60 minutes, Uchikake)|
|Class 14||Go and Brain Science / Nine Stone Handicap Game with Lecturers －Effectiveness of Go from the viewpoint of brain science based on project research||10 Groups (4 or 5 students a group) play games simultaneously with lecturers.|
|Class 15||Short Test / Answer and Explanation||Short test|
Students’ course scores are based on attendance and short tests.
We make class capacity (40 students) since the class goes with practice. On the first day (guidance) the applicants are requested to submit the questionnaire (experience of Go, reason for taking the class and so on) and then class members are decided.
Go is currently enjoyed by more than 45 million people in 150 countries in the world.
Go is an attractive and effective means to enable us to communicate with people from all over the world without languages, and is also called “hand communication”.
Let’s master the power of global communication through this course.