Shogi (Japanese Chess)

The Shogi Club meets every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 1-3PM. Currently, we have three students alongside three teachers: Masatoshi Koike (4-dan), Yukito Yamamura (4-dan), and Shoji Takahashi (3-dan).

It’s hard to see progress while learning Shogi, so it is important to continue practicing, but we sustain to provide the power of thinking, the power to structure your thoughts, and the power to see a few steps ahead, therefore these may bring out the utmost appeal for elementary & junior high students.

It is said that Shogi is known for its very strict manners and will always starts with a rei, a bow, and ends with a rei. The importance of greetings is carried out through the entire competition, from the beginning to the end and throughout the shogi match as well. It is emphasized more than the win or loss of a match.

We teach beginners thoroughly every step of the way so that you understand the moves of each piece, so be bold and join us in a match. For more information, please contact office@vjcc.com.

将棋クラブ

現在、毎月第2土曜日と第4土曜日の午後1時から午後3時まで開催しています。生徒さんは、3名です。指導陣は小池正俊(四段)、山村之人(四段)、高橋章二(三段)です。

将棋は上達が仲々見えにくいので、継続する事が大変と思いますが、但、思考する力、考えを組み立てる力、先を見通す力を養いますので、小学校、中学校の学生には最高の興味になると思います。

又、将棋は「礼に始まり、礼に終る」と言われ、礼儀には厳しいです。対極開始の挨拶と、対極態度並びに終局時の挨拶が重要です。対極の勝ち負けよりも重要視しています。

駒の働きもわからない初心者の方にもていねいに教えますので、恐れずに参加してみて下さい。