Kids' Shogi (Winter-Spring)

Students learn basic rules of shogi chess, such as territory, formation and piece movement.


What will I learn in this class?
Students learn basic rules of shogi such as territory, formation and piece movement. Students also learn several patterns of offense and defense and can enjoy elementary shogi challenges. Lessons progress until students can enjoy complete games with other participants and the tutor.

What are the benefits of this class?
Students develop long-term critical thinking skills needed to outwit opponents. The nature of shogi also requires players to think strategically, encouraging lateral problem solving. Much like chess, shogi also requires high levels of focus and concentration from students.

Who teaches the class?
Hideyuki Kondo is president of Tsubasa Japanese Language School and a shogi player of about 50 years. Kondo attended New York University and has worked for a multinational strategic consulting firm. He credits his shogi experience for developing the critical thinking skills required throughout his career.

Winter
Ages 6–14 | Jan 17–Mar 21 | Thu | 4:30–5:30pm | 9 classes | Cancel by Jan 17 | ¥24,300

Spring
Ages 6–14 | Apr 4–Jun 6 | Thu | 4:30–5:30pm | 9 classes | Cancel by Apr 4 | ¥24,300

 

  • No class (winter term): Feb 14
  • • No class (spring term): May 2
  • Class material requirement: Shogi set. Students can purchase a shogi set from instructor for an additional ¥2,500. Students can also bring their own sets.
  • *On the last day of Spring term on June 6, the class will be held in Beate Sirota Gordon and Haru Reischauer classrooms (B1F) instead of Toko Shinoda and Yukiko Maki classrooms (B1F).
  • Prices include 8 percent consumption tax.