Go Teaching Services

This page lists suppliers of Go teaching, who provide a service tailored to the customer’s needs, and who charge for their service. If instead you are looking for elementary instruction in Go, see our How to Play Go section or Tel’s Go Notes.

There are many suppliers of such services, so this page will be restricted to suppliers who can deliver the lessons in English. Anyone offering English-language Go teaching is invited to email us with some information, so as to be listed on this page.

Also note that we now run an Online Study Group which is free to our members and allows focused study.

Peter Wendes

Our Education Officer.

Peter is the only full-time freelance Go promoter in the UK. He offers workshops for complete beginners, with no prior knowledge of the game required. Most of his time is spent in schools and colleges, but he works with a wide variety of other organisations, public and corporate. Recent clients include:

  • The Embassy of Japan, London
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Eton College
  • Millfield School
  • SCOPE West Sussex
  • The Academy for Gifted Youth, Warwick University
  • West Sussex LEA
  • Portsmouth LEA
  • Tower Hamlets LEA
  • Surrey LEA
  • The Mathematical Association

Peter describes Go as ‘The Extreme Mind Sport’—extremely challenging, creative and inclusive. Organisations are invited to visit his ZenMachine web site zenmachine.co.uk, or contact him directly

Tony Atkins, 3d, KisekiGo

Tony started working full time on Go in 2004, but has plenty of previous experience promoting and teaching the game. He was Secretary to our Association for many years and served on the Executive of the European Go Federation from 2000 to 2013, serving a period as President. He is an amateur 3 dan player having learned the game over 30 years ago. He lives in Reading.

The KisekiGo web site, kisekigo.com, describes Tony’s introductory workshops and his sessions for players who have just started to play Go and who want to know more.

Guo Juan, 5p

Guo Juan is one of the strongest Go players in Europe; she played as a professional in China. She is also an inspiring teacher. She lives in Amsterdam but can travel to do workshops. She used to deliver her lessons by email or as teaching games on the Kiseido Go Server, but nowadays she uses her Internet Go School to deliver lessons and courses, including her on-line audio teaching service.

She has has been the professional at most of our Strong Players Weekends.

Alexandre Dinerchtein, 3p

Alexandre Dinerchtein was the first Russian professional and lived in South Korea for some years after 1997.

His web site is at breakfast.go4go.net.

Cristian Pop, 7d

Cristian Pop offers teaching in the format required by his pupils; he recommends playing a game against him, which he then reviews. He plays on KGS as ‘Solaris’.

Dragos George Bajenaru, 6d

Dragos Bajenaru offers on-line lessons on KGS normally lasting two hours. He plays on Dashn, Pandanet (IGS) and KGS as ‘toxxicu’.

Ion Florescu, 6d

Ion Florescu (Mirel) teaches on KGS and other servers, at €10 per lesson. He uses the name ‘Tsurukame’.

Ion Florescu’s teaching is described on his Tsurukame Go School web site tsurukame.ro.

Cornel Burzo, 6d

Cornel Burzo is a Romanian Go player. He offers online teaching games on Pandanet (IGS) and also on KGS. He charges €16 per hour (with bulk discounts) and uses the names ‘Cornel’, ‘CornelB’, and ‘MyMaster’ online.

More details at his web site golessons.com.

Csaba Mero

Csaba Mero is a 6 dan amateur from Hungary.

More details at his web site aromo go school.

Robert Jasiek

Robert Jasiek is a 5 dan amateur player from Berlin. He is noted as an author of Go books and as a rules expert.

He offers online or written teaching, which he has done for about a decade now. For online teaching, he charges between EUR 6.4 and 16 per hour, depending on discount and teaching format (2013 prices). You can email him at jasiek@snafu.de.

More details at his web site.

Catalin Taranu, 5p

Catalin Taranu is Romanian and a professional with the Nihon Kiin. He is often seen teaching Go at big European events and at his Go Salon in Bucharest. He can be found on KGS as fifi.

His web page is on GoBase.

Svetlana Shikshina, 3p

Svetlana Shikshina is Russian and a professional in Korea, and was specialising in teaching children in that country before starting a family. Se plays on KGS as 'redrose'.

Hwang In-Seong, 7d

Hwang In-Seong is a Korean player living in Europe and running an online training school, the Yunguseng Dojang.

Li Ang, 3p

Li Ang is a Chinese professional 3-dan, from Beijing, but was living in Switzerland in 2008. He is an instructor for the Beijing Youth Go Team, and author of 27 Go books.

He charges about €20 an hour for on-line lessons on KGS. You can contact him at lyonweiqi@hotmail.com, find him on KGS, where he uses the name ‘Lyonweiqi’, or at his web site aygoschool.com.

Li Yue, 6d

Li Yue is a Chinese trainee professional, the sister of Li Ang. She has written six books on Go. She is living for a while in Spain.

She charges about €15 an hour for on-line lessons on KGS. You can contact her at liyue86@hotmail.com, find her on KGS, where she uses the name ‘liyue’, or at her web site aygoschool.com.

Joey Hung, 8d

Joey Hung has represented the USA at international events and has been teaching Go in the Bay Area of San Francisco since 1993.

He teaches on-line on KGS and Pandanet (IGS).

Feng Yun, 9p

Feng Yun is one of the few female 9-dan professionals in the world. She lives in New Jersey, and sometimes visits Europe. She offers well-prepared teaching programs to interested students at all levels, from beginners to high-ranking amateurs.

Her Feng Yun Go School web site is at http://www.fengyungoschool.com.

Liu Yajie, 2p

Liu Yajie is Chinese professional who teaches on KGS, where she uses the name ‘shuyi’, and by email. She charges £10 an hour.

Liu Yajie’s teaching is described on www.proteaching.com.

Wang Hongjun, 7p

Wang Hongjun teaches on KGS, where he uses the name ‘Hongjun’; and by email.

For his rates and a description of his teaching, see www.proteaching.com.

US-based Professionals

Yang Yilun Janice Kim Jim Kerwin

Yang, Yilun, 7p

Jiang, Ming-Jiu, 7p

He, Xiaoren, 5p

Janice Kim, 3p

James Kerwin, 1p

Lin, Xuefen, 1p

Yang, Huiren, 1p

Like Feng Yun, these teachers are based in the US. You may find them online on KGS.

Korean Schools

Some Korean Go Schools are described here.

GTLThe Go Teaching Ladder

The Go Teaching Ladder allows you to have your games reviewed, free, by stronger players. You can also offer to review the games of weaker players.

The Go Teaching Ladder web site is gtl.jeudego.org.





Last updated Fri Jul 25 2014. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.