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We would recommend aged 5 and above, starting with beginner class. However if your 4 year old child has interest in the game, he/she is welcome to join too.

We would recommend aged 5 and above, starting with beginner class. However if your 4 year old child has interest in the game, he/she is welcome to join too.

It depends on their level of understanding of the game and learning pace. For the older ones, they may be able to pick up faster than the younger ones. The best is to discuss with our professional consultants to understand their individual suitability.

Of course you can. Do not be discouraged by your age. There is no limit to learning in life. Did you know that lifelong learning is the key to happiness in old age? In fact, learning in your older years keep your brain active and playing Chinese chess also keeps you discussing and socialising which is an important part of an active lifestyle. It can help you fight against age-related problems such as mental numbness, forgetfulness, Alzheimer’s and more. Besides, our trainers are professional and equipped with the skills to coach students of all ages.

Chinese chess is a game with beneficial effects on learning development, especially when played from young. It helps a child to improve his/her memory, concentration and boost his/her creativity. The child also learns to engage in logical and critical thinking and planning. Benefits also include picking up computational, analytical and problem-solving skills, building up good mental and physical capacity. More importantly, it helps to develop positive attitudes, mind-set, composure and chess etiquette such as sportsmanship.

If you are looking to help him to focus better and enhance his concentration, Chinese chess is a very suitable game for your child.  At first it might be tough, but we have seen children slowly learning to focus as they get used to the game.

Yes. Especially at a tender age, we should teach them that it is perfectly normal to fail but more importantly to encourage them to try even after failing. Chinese chess is a competitive game by nature as it puts you against your competitor but with the right training and positive guidance, the players can be trained to have good sportsmanship, accepting failure with grace and victory with humbleness.

Learning Chinese Chess is known to help in a child’s mental development, boosting their memory and problem-solving skills, which are extremely helpful in their academics.

If your child has a busy and stressful schedule, Chinese Chess can be a good form of stress relieve for him/her. If he/she enjoys the game, it could be a great escape for him/her for just that one hour.

Of course. Chinese chess is a game for all ages. As the Chinese saying goes, 活到老,学到老, learning is an intrinsic part of existence. There is no limit to learning. Moreover, Chinese chess is a good form of brain stimulation.

We believe that there is endless limit to the potential of a child. As gifted as your child may be, there will always be room for learning and character building.

We would definitely recommend and encourage that he pick up Chinese chess. This is because besides the known benefits that Chinese Chess can do to a child’s brain development, more crucially, picking up Chinese Chess at a tender age helps greatly in a child’s character development. Chess makes the child learn how to strategize on the game and life hence learning the importance of foresight and planning. Also, it inculcates discipline in a child through regular practising and helps them to gain self-confidence which is extremely vital. On a whole, a child can become more responsible, disciplined and grow to be a wise human being through playing of Chinese chess.

Chinese Chess helps to build a child’s character. It inculcates discipline in a child through regular practising and helps them to gain self-confidence which is extremely vital. On a whole, a child can become more responsible, disciplined and grow to be a wise human being through playing of Chinese chess.

Chinese chess is a game with beneficial effects on learning development, especially when played from young. It helps a child to improve his/her memory, concentration and boost his/her creativity. The child also learns to engage in logical and critical thinking and planning. Benefits also include picking up computational, analytical and problem-solving skills, building up good mental and physical capacity. More importantly, it helps to develop positive attitudes, mind-set, composure and chess etiquette such as sportsmanship.

At Xiangqi Mind Train Academy, our trainers are all professionally trained and certified to coach students of all ages and backgrounds. Therefore you can rest assured that the students at all branches are given the same standard of professional coaching.

Normally, we do not have discount for 2 or 3 children. However, we are able to arrange special privates lessons with 1 coach to 2 children. It is recommended that the age gap between the children is small so that both will be able to learn at a similar pace.

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Parents are free to observe the lesson at our academy. However please contact us so that we can make such arrangements.

Yes, replacement classes are allowed but only limited to once per week, and at least 48 hours notice be given, so that we can reschedule the coaches instead of wasting his time.   If your family is going overseas for a long holiday, do give our coaches one week notice so that they can arrange for a replacement class for your child.

Holiday camp courses are intensive courses that cover an entire course within two-five days. Every lesson’s content will be related to the material covered in the next lesson. Students as they will be able to quickly pick up new knowledge and skills in chess.

Regular weekly lessons will cover an entire course’s content within two months. Students will be able to have more time to revise what they have learnt after each lesson. Although a longer period of time is needed to complete the course, students can grasp the foundational concepts in chess at their own pace.

Holiday camp courses are intensive courses that cover an entire course within two-five days. Every lesson’s content will be related to the material covered in the next lesson. During holidays, students face lesser stress due to school work and therefore holiday classes will benefit students as they will be able to quickly pick up new knowledge and skills.

Regular weekly lessons will cover an entire course’s content within two months. Students will be able to have more time to revise what they have learnt after each lesson. Although a longer period of time is needed to complete the course, students can grasp the foundational concepts in chess at their own pace.