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Japan Go Master Visit Malaysia

We are glad to announce that two Japanese Go Master will be visiting Malaysia from 16th – 22nd September 2016.

mizuma toshifumi

MIZUMA Toshifumi

komatsu-daiki

KOMATSU Daiki

MIZUMA Toshifumi(水間 敏文)7P

Go Career Profile:

  • He became a pro of the Nihon Ki-in (Tokyo), being certified as a professional shodan in 1990.
  • He got runner-up in the 16th Kisei Tournament Shodan game in 1991.
  • He got promoted to 7 dan pro in 2002.
  • He achieved 300 wins in Japan’s pro tournaments in 2009.
  • He has got very good reputation for teaching go and he has taught go wide range of people and ages from complete beginners to amateur dan players.
  • He has been teaching go at primary schools.
  • His teaching method is named as ‘Mizuma Method’, which is introduced in go class at many Japanese educational institutions.
KOMATSU Daiki (小松 大樹) 2P

Go Career Profile:

  • He became a pro of the Nihon Ki-in (Osaka), being certified as a professional shodan in 2012.
  • He got promoted to 2 dan pro in 2015.
  • His parents are also professional go players. (his father is Komatsu Hideki 9p and his mother is Komatsu Hideko 4p.)
  • He has taught go many primary school children in Osaka.
  • He studied English for over 10 months in 2015 at an English conversational school in Japan.
  • He was dispatched to Moscow and St.Peterburg in 2015 for promotion of go and to Romania for European Go Congress in 2014.

Below are weiqi activities scheduled for their visit (subject to changes):-

17-Sept (Sat)
* 1400-1800:  Visit Malaysia Weiqi Association at University Malaya-Kongzi Institute

18-Sept (Sun)
* 1000-1300: Visit N-world Puchong Go Academy at Puchong
* 1430-1800: Visit The Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur
* 1900-2100: Visit Kong Zi-PJ Adult Go Class at University Malaya-Kongzi Institute

19-Sept (Mon)
 * 1300-1500: Visit Primary School Go Class at SRJK© Han Ming
* 1900-2100: Visit N-world Setapak Go Academy

20-Sept (Tues)
* 1500-1700: Visit High School Go Club at Bin Hwa Independent School
* 1900-2100: Visit N-world BMC Go Academy

21-Sept (Wed)
 * 1000-1200: Visit Kindergarten Go Class Blossom Kids

We invite all MWA members and weiqi enthusiast to joint us on 17-Sept at Kongzi Institute to learn from the Go Master.