Chess for Kids (Fall)

A fun, rewarding, and engaging opportunity for kids to learn chess in a focused classroom setting.

What will I learn in this class?
Students learn the basics of chess in a focused classroom setting. Our chess instructor works individually with students to develop their chess ability.

What are the benefits of this class?
Playing and studying chess improves critical and strategic thinking. Students also work on pattern recognition, spatial awareness, intuition, organization, concentration, patience and decision making.

Who teaches the class?
Shinichiro Tanaka competed in national and international chess tournaments while growing up in Seattle. He ranked in the top 10 in Washington and reached 21st in the US for his age group. While studying international business and economics at Sophia University, he tutored students in mathematics and chess.

Beginner: 6–12 | Oct 11–Dec 13 | Fri | 4:30–5:30pm | 9 classes | Cancel by Oct 11 | ¥22,500
Intermediate: 6–12 | Oct 11–Dec 13 | Fri | 5:30–6:30pm | 9 classes | Cancel by Oct 11 | ¥24,300


  • *On Dec 6, class will be held in Toko Shinoda and Yukiko Maki classrooms
  • No Class: Nov 29
  • Fee includes recording notebook and worksheets.
  • Chess board can be purchased ¥2,700 (optional)
  • Prices exclude consumption tax.
  • Classes until the end of September 2019 will be subjected to 8% consumption tax.
  • Classes from October 2019 onward will be subjected to 10% consumption tax

Club Safety Measures

Please check the Keeping Your Club Safe webpage for the full range of safety measures in effect at the Club, including mandatory reservations for use of recreation facilities.