Mission

Create awareness of GO and develop a sustained passion in the game for the general population through a professional yet simplified teaching approach in a highly disciplined environment.

Vision

To make GO the most popular mind sport in Singapore.

Coach Bio

Kang Zhan Bin

Kang Zhan Bin

Professional 6 Dan (Director / Head Coach)
Mr Kang Zhan Bin is the head coach of The Go Academy and is a certified 6 Dan professional GO player by the Chinese Weiqi Association. He has been the head coach of Singapore Weiqi Association for more than 20 years.

He has won the “Mian Huai Cup” professional competition held in China in 1981. He is also the SEA GAMES Gold Medallist GO player in the year 2007 held in Thailand. Mr Kang has over 20 years of teaching experience in GO and has groom many top players in Singapore. He has taught in schools such as National University of Singapore, Hwa Chong High School, Raffles Girls School, Nanyang Primary School and Nanhua Primary and High School.

Daniel Chan

Daniel Chan

Amateur 4 Dan (Director / Coach)
Mr Daniel Chan is a certified 4 dan player by the Korea Baduk (GO) Association and has a bachelors’ degree in GO from Myongji University, South Korea. He has also been on the executive committee board of Singapore Weiqi Association as Honorary Secretary.

Mr Daniel Chan has more than 8 years of teaching experience and has represented Singapore in several international competitions. He has taught in schools such as Nanyang Primary School, Nan Chiau Primary School, Maris Stella High School and Evergreen Primary School.

Malcus Poh

Malcus Poh

Amateur 4 Dan (Coach)
Mr Malcus Poh is certified 4 dan player by the Singapore Weiqi Association. He has taught in schools such as Changkat Primary School, North Spring Primary School and Huamin Primary School.

Mr Malcus was also part of the Singapore team which clinched bronze medal in the 2012 World Mind Sport Games held in France. He is a Law major graduate from University of Sheffield.

Cindy Lim

Cindy Lim

Amateur 3 Dan (Coach)
Ms Cindy Lim is a certified Go instructor by the Singapore Weiqi Association and a certified 3 dan player by the China Weiqi Association. She has a bachelors’ degree in Go from Myongji University, South Korea and has taught children in Korea, China and Singapore for more than 7 years.

Ms Cindy Lim has taught in schools such as Hougang Primary School, Tampines Primary School and Raffles Institution.

Kok Mun Jun

Kok Mun Jun

Amateur 2 Dan (Coach)
Mr Kok Mun Jun is a certified 2 dan player by the Singapore Weiqi Association. He has taught in schools such as Evergreen Primary School, Holy Innocents’ Primary School, Hwa Chong High School, Kong Hwa School, Ai Tong School and Peirce Secondary School.

Mr Kok was also the Go captain for Nanyang Polytechnic school team and has helped the school clinched Champion for 3 straight years in the Polytechnic-ITE Cup from 2009-2010 and Champion in SP Open in 2009. Mr Kok is a graduate from University of Western Australia and holds a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science.