Yoon Young-sun, a 사설바둑이 player, has been teaching the traditional game known in the West as “Go” since the summer of 2006. Since 2000, the 30-year-old has come to Europe every year 2006, and he to remain long-term by the Hamburg Go Club. She is now instructing roughly 200 club members once a week, nine weeks after her arrival.
The club helped her find a house, and between-group sessions and private lessons, she makes around 1.5 million won (US$1,580) each month, which is not bad considering that professional baduk players earn an average of 3 million won.
A 27-year-old Yeonggirl is concerned about learning the game’s phrases in English. He and two partners would travel to the United Kingdom later this month to examine the baduk environment and analyze the market
He expressed his dissatisfaction with continually battling against new players in Korea, aiming to defeat him all the time when asked why he chose to transfer to the United Kingdom. Once in the United Kingdom, I plan to educate new players and retire from the professional baduk.
In a wave of baduk immigration, an increasing number of professional baduk players are leaving the nation. Around 10 professionals in their twenties and thirties are said to be pursuing similar goals, including English programs for Koreans who want to make a living by teaching back home. Han Sang-day, a professor at Since 2005, Myongji University and Korea’s national amateur baduk association have given a one-year English baduk program to 70-80 students, according to Myongji University.
“I was greatly impacted by the treatment baduk players received during the 2003 amateur championship in Europe,” said Hong Seul-gi, a fourth-year Myongji University baduk major. I’m considering taking a year off from school to teach the game in Germany.
Because of solid rivalry among Korean players and a decline in interest in the game among young Koreans today, many baduk players are looking outside. Korea boasts more than 200 professional players, but they only receive ten chances to show off their skills each year.
There were around 2,200 baduk learning facilities throughout the country ten years ago; presently, there are just 1,500. Meanwhile, the game is gaining traction in Europe and the United States, where an estimated one million people are playing.
Since as early as the 1930s, Japanese professional players have been traveling overseas to make their version better known to the outside world. As a result, most of the publications about baduk you find in Europe in Japan, and thus the prevalence of the Japanese term Go refers to the game.
Over the last ten years, Korean professionals have beaten Chinese and Japanese professionals in various international contests “Yang Yeong-mo, public relations manager for the Korea Baduk Association, made the observation. “It’s time to contribute to the global expansion of baduk.