Weekly Go Class in Small Groups

Group classes at NYIG are taught by world-class Go instructors. The curriculum at NYIG uses The Divine Move of Go textbook series, a systematic English instructional curriculum developed by our teachers, which offers a structured learning plan from beginner to master. A typical class begins with a lecture of new materials, in-class exercises and walkthrough, followed by practice games and a brief review.

We adopt a hybrid class format, allowing students to take the same course online and on-site. New online students please check our  Online Setup Guide

Class length varies from one hour to three hours depending on the difficulty. The number of students in each class is limited to 10, including both online and on-site. This limit ensures that each student receives targeted learning and required guidance from the instructor.

2022 - 2023 Calendar

Fall 2022 Spring 2023
  • First Day of School: September 6, 2022
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 21 - 27, 2022
  • Christmas Break: December 19, 2022 - January 1, 2023
  • Final Day of School: January 29, 2023
  • First Day of School: January 31, 2023
  • Winner Break: February 20 - 26, 2023
  • Spring Break: April 7 - 21, 2023
  • Last Day of School: June 25, 2023


Class Duration (hours) Day & Time Pre-requisite Tuition*
Beginner 1 Wednesday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM - 720
Novice 1 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 25 kyu 720
Intermediate 1 1.5 Saturday 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM 20 kyu 1050
Intermediate 2 1.5 Sunday 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 20 kyu 1050
Advanced 2 Saturday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM 14 kyu 1350
Experienced 1 2 Saturday 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM 7 kyu 1350
Experienced 2 2 Sunday 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM 7 kyu 1350
Expert 2 Sunday 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM 1 kyu 1480
Master 2 Sunday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3 dan 1480
Deep Training** 2 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - 1350
Mini Camp** 2 Friday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - 1080
Competition** 2.5 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM - 1480
Path to Pro Training - - 1 dan -
Champion Training - - 1 dan -

* Tuitions reflect in-person rates per semester (18 classes) at NYIG Little Neck in US dollars. Other locations may vary.
** Enrollment in Deep Training, Mini Camp, or Competition class must accompany one additional class. These classes focus on specialized training and do not follow the regular textbook.

Specialized Programs

Deep Training Class

Pre-requisite: None.
Limited to 10 students. For students that want to receive additional guidance on practical methods and strategies and accelerate improvement. Recommended: 2 classes per week.

Mini Camp

Pre-requisite: None.
Enrolled with one other class. With no level requirement to enroll, this class is for students that wish to accelerate from or catch up to their existing class. Students will be supervised to complete class assignments. No lectures will be given.

Competition Class

Pre-requisite: 14 kyu.
Limited to 10 students. Enrolled with one other class. For students that want to accelerate their rate of improvement, become experienced players, and train for national competitions.

Champion Training

Pre-requisite: 20 kyu.
This program is for students dedicated to become competitive in national Go tournaments. Personalized curriculum designed upon entry and unlimited access to the NYIG Go library. Fees depend on intensity of training.

Path to Pro

Pre-requisite: 1 dan and up.
This program is for dedicated students with strong commitment to become a professional Go player. Each year, one professional player is selected in North America. Personalized curriculum designed upon entry and unlimited access to the NYIG Go library. Fees depend on intensity of training.


NYIG hosts about 2-3 camps every year. Students not only will spend a fun time with others, but have intense training to accelerate their rate of improvement and prepare for national tournaments. Please visit our camps page for more information.


Discounts are applicable to regular classes.

Course Materials

A non-refundable material fee of $50 is required for all students. This fee includes the course text and relevant exercise books. A hard copy of the textbook is available for pickup at the NYIG. Additionally, we offer to ship a hardcopy of the textbook with an additional $20 shipping fee.

Online classes over Zoom

Online classes require the video conferencing software Zoom and Go software KGS. Please follow the setup instructions and test run Zoom and KGS on your computer. If any problems arise, be sure to contact us in advance to resolve the issue.