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Many different ways to give Igo (wéiqí, baduk) advice!

Many different ways to give Igo (wéiqí, baduk) advice!

Today there's something I'd like to point out.

This blog shows just my advice about how to become a
stronger Igo (wéiqí, baduk) player.

But, of course, different people teach differently.

ぴかぴか(新しい)Different pros have different opinions and different
teaching styles.ぴかぴか(新しい)

I believe that there are hundreds of, and thousands of
teaching styles.

Just like there are so many different game styles.

Some pros like thickness, and some pros are territory-oriented.

There are times where you cannot say who is right or wrong.

It's just that the style is different.

I've seen a Igo-magazine in Japan, in which there was an
article asking many pros to do what's the next move
in the middle of a game.

There are cases that most pros agree.

But surprisingly there are many cases in where many pros

So there are so many different Go styles, and so many
different teaching-Go-styles.

Just like there are so many different life styles.exclamation

In my case I've taught so many Igo amateurs from beginners to

During that time I tried various ways of teaching to see
which teaching was more effective.

So over the years, my teaching has changed a lot... or rather

The details of my teaching is as follows:

So my teaching is just one of the teaching styles of
Igo ( wéiqí, baduk )

based on my years of teaching experience.

In my experience, those who try to build basic foundations,
and those who do repeated practices, tend to improve their
Go more quickly than those who don't.

That is why I emphasize basics.

The important question is: Does my teaching and advice
help you understand?

If my advice doesn't fit you, you should listen to
those who make you understand better.

There are so many wonderful pros who teach much better
than I. So you should listen to them, too.

It's also possible that some part of my Igo (weiqi, baduk)
advice helps you.

In that case, you should just pick that part and ignore
the rest. 

For me the most important thing is to help you become
a strong player, not force you to listen to me.
My advice and teaching styles have changed over time.
That means that I may be saying something differently
in the next decade.

So please pick the part that makes sense to you.