Chess/Shogi Club


We are Churakids Chess/Shogi Club. We host a chess club every Saturday, appropriate for ages 5 to 12. We would love for English speakers to join us! You do not need to know Japanese or have any experience in Chess. Come and engage in the social and competitive aspects of this always fascinating game.


Every Other Saturday 9:30am-11:00am
500yen / One session(1.5hrs)
2-14-2, Kaiho, Okinawa-city

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the age limit for your Chess Club?
We do not have a specific age limit, but our club is recommended for ages 5 to 15.
What if my child cannot play chess?
We can teach any child from ages 5 to 15 how to play chess!
What language is the instruction done in?
Most all teaching and guidance is provided in English. We do also have Japanese-speaking staff.
Do you have any weekday sessions?
At this time we only have sessions on Saturday.
Is a membership or reservation required?
No reservation is required, you only need to come and pay the fee for each session your child attends. Your child will recieve a member’s book and reward points for each session attended.
Is it ok to come late?
It is ok to come late and leave early, but you must pay the required fee for each session attended.
How do I pay the participation fee?
Please pay on of our staff members with cash in yen. Exact change is greatly appreciated.
Where can I purchase a chess set locally?
For your convenience we sell both small and large chess sets at our sessions. Check with the staff at one of our meetings for more details.

Our Goal


The main goal of our chess club is to enjoy the game of chess while improving communication skills and critical thinking at all levels. Also chess gives children a valuable approach to learn and use reasoning to solve problems. These skills carry over to positively influence all areas educational development. Feel free to join us anytime!



The National Scholastic Chess Foundation states that teaching chess to children is hugely beneficial since it encourages critical thinking in comprehension, analysis, and evaluation. In addition it also raises self-esteem and fosters determination, perseverence, and responsibility. The rules in chess help cultivate an atmosphere of concentration and taking responsibility for one’s actions. Most importantly, chess is fun and provides a unique way to learn socialization skills that transcend cultures and age gaps.



If you are a more experienced player, we can delve into some deeper strategies to better hone your skills. We can get into chess notation and manually recording game moves. There are chess puzzles that can be studied or worked on at home. Try to test your mettle against one of our seasoned teachers! One good player always sharpens another! “A strong memory, concentration, imagination, and a strong will are required to become a great chess player.” – Bobby Fischer

Please join in any Saturday. Feel free to contact us through the button below with any question you might have.