Go, Igo, Weiqi, Baduk Go, Igo, Weiqi, Baduk. Kaz's original Igo-advice & fundamentals of Igo: Learning Igo (Wei Chi, Baduk) and teaching Igo have a similarity: Part I


Learning Igo (Wei Chi, Baduk) and teaching Igo have a similarity: Part I

Learning Igo (Wei Chi, Baduk) and teaching Igo have a similarity: Part I



Until yesterday I talked about this: In Japan some
kyu players try to act like they are dan players.

For them, pretending to be a dan player is more
important than becoming a strong Go player.

Not-to-look-bad is maybe more important.がく〜(落胆した顔)

Or perhaps they think if they keep pretending a
dan Go player, they might actually become a
one-dan someday.

Anyway, pretending doesn't make you a dan Go player. ふらふら


If you are only interested in enjoying the game of Go,
then that's fine.


I don't have any problem with that.

After all Go is just a hobby or a recreation for many people, so
as long as they enjoy playing Go, I think that's wonderful!


But if you really want to become a better player, and
if you happen to have a tendency to read dan-level
books or attend dan-level lectures, and
if you have trouble improving your Go, then I have
a suggestion.

That is to admit that you lack basic foundations.


If you're a kyu player, you should learn basics
as much as possible.

Just doing so will get you to the one-dan level, at least.

You don't have to read difficult books or hard-to-understand
life-and-death problems.

Just trying easy books and easy life-and-death problems
will be enough to get you to a dan level Go player.グッド(上向き矢印)


Also there are some people who think they know a lot.

But in actuality some people may know less than they think.

So they also read difficult dan-level books.

But they don't seem to be improving Go over the years.

Unless they recognize the fact that they know not much about Go,
they might not be able to improve Go.


In fact, that applies to me, too.

I've been teaching Go for many years.

At first I didn't know that teaching Go was such a difficult
task.

But the more I teach, the more I realize how little I knew
about teaching Go.
がく〜(落胆した顔)


For example, about 3 years ago, I thought I knew a lot
about common amateur mistakes and about how to fix the
mistakes.

But a year passed, and then I realized that I still didn't
know of so many common amateur mistakes and of how to fix them.

Then another year passed. Again I realized that I still
had a long way to learn about more of common amateur
mistakes and about having good problem sets.


So every year I realize how little I knew in the past.

It seems endless to realize the fact.

To be continued...がく〜(落胆した顔)


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