A new season of American Yunguseng Dojang (AYD) starts on May 5. This will be the second season in American time zones, the ninth season in Europe, for the internet go school from top-rated European player, Korean-born Hwang Inseong 8d (below, reviewing). About 20 students, from 12k to 3d, are already signed up for AYD but there is still plenty of room for more. About 70% are in the United States, with others in Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru.
The program consists of interactive online lectures, student league-play and game reviews on KGS. Students have access to all past lectures and reviews, including those from the European sister-school. In addition, this season Hwang is introducing “personal go reports” to help students assess the progress they are making and the areas which need most work. Each student will receive a report after the first three months and every six months thereafter. Click here to see an imaginary sample report in Hwang’s posting on lifein19x19.
Go blogger Ben “Go” Zen is signed up and says, “I’ve started digging into the lectures on Yunguseng Dojang and really have loved what I have been able to watch so far. I can only imagine what it will be like when I’m actually participating in the reviews and having my own games reviewed. So excited for the season to start!”
Report by Tony Collman, British correspondent for the E-Journal; photo: Hwang reviews a game at a Berlin tournament, November 2013