Go, Igo, Weiqi, Baduk Go, Igo, Weiqi, Baduk. Kaz's original Igo-advice & fundamentals of Igo: Enjoy stuyding, practicing and playing Igo (Weiqi, Baduk)

Enjoying Igo (Weiqi, Baduk) is important.

Enjoying Igo (Weiqi, Baduk) is important.

There is something I forgot...

That is "you should enjoy".

I think it's important to enjoy Igo (Weiqi, Baduk).わーい(嬉しい顔)

You should enjoy studying Igo,
solving problems, playing Igo.

If you don't enjoy it, you should go to a movie or something.
When you feel like it, then you try Igo again.

The reason I often forget to say "you should enjoy it" is that
in Japan when we study, solve problems, practice sports, etc.,
we never say "you should enjoy it".

In fact it's unthinkable for many Japanese people to
"enjoy" something, especially traditional Japanese people.

We say "you should seriously face" study, solve problems,
practice sports, and so on.

It's a cultural thing.

Maybe this cultural thing is not only in Japan, but in
other Asian countries' cultures as well.

But in America people often say "The most important thing is
that you should enjoy it".

So when you study Igo (Weiqi, Baduk) and practice a joseki
or tesuji or fuseki repeatedly, you should also find a
way to enjoy it.

One thing I often recommend is that you should find a
Igo friend to practice together, play together.

If you can't find Igo friends in your town, then get to
KGS and try to make friends.

On KGS, when you have friends, you feel like "Let's go to
KGS to say "hi" to him/her".

So getting access to KGS becomes fun.

And you should ask him/her to learn Igo together.

I think it's always enjoyable to work together with your
friend, right?

If you want to have Igo friends and play face-to-face,
then you might want to teach your friends the rules of Igo.

If your friends like the game of Igo, then you can play,
study, practice together.

Be careful!exclamation×2

How to teach Go is not easy.

Many people present Igo as a very complicated,
hard-to-understand game.

So people never show any interest in this game.

So I'll talk about how to teach Igo some other time.

Hope my advice helps.exclamation