Korea Baduk Association
|Korea Baduk Association|
|Revised Romanization||Han-guk Giwon|
Baduk is a game which was present in Korea by the 5th century. It originated in China, but the West is more familiar with the Japanese name Go. This is because the Japanese were the first to introduce it to the West. Japan was introduced to the game in the 7th century AD.
Initially, most Korean players followed the sunjang style of beginning by placing sixteen stones —eight white and eight black— on the board in a preset pattern. Cho Namchul knew that the international players began with an empty board like Japan since Japan was the first to introduce the game to the West. By forming the association, he set about convincing Koreans players to use the "modern" style.
- Official Website of Korea Baduk Association
- History of the Hanguk Kiwon as remembered by its founder, Cho Namchul
- Map of the location of Hanguk Kiwon in Seoul - Address: 315 Honik-Dong Seongdong-Gu.