The National Go Center in Washington, DC hosted a teaching visit in September from Mr Michael Redmond 9P of the Nihon Ki-In. The visit was sponsored by the Iwamoto North America Foundation with numerous exciting events for the go community in DC and surrounding areas.

In addition to numerous teaching sessions and lectures, a part of the visit was to inaugurate a new broadcast room at the National Go Center.  After live Twitch broadcasts at the recent US Go Congress attracted audiences of over 12,000, the AGA E-Journal broadcast team members Nathan Epstein, Joel Cahalan and Jeff Fitzgerald – who worked with director Stephen Hu — enlisted the E-Journal and the National Go Center to see if a year-round home could be found for the E-Journal’s broadcasting efforts. “We really upped our broadcasting capabilities at the Congress,” Epstein said. “Having a dedicated space will allow us to continue to develop that outreach capability.” NGC Executive Director Gurujeet Khalsa added that “The National Go Center is excited to support this outreach by the E-Journal and the AGA,” with the donated space at the Center.

Children at Great Falls Elementary School gathered for Redmond’s lecture

Redmond meets one of the resident Go teachers, Yuan Zhou.

Redmond and Chris Garlock, AGA e-journal editor, checking out the new NGC broadcast setup.