Shōgi Club · 将棋クラブ

Shōgi club is an EJCA club started in 2022.  We focus on learning and playing Shōgi, but are open to explore other Japanese board games as well. 

We seek to meet in person once per month, usually on a Saturday afternoon, in the EJCA Centre. For the exact planned schedule and dates, please check out this spreadsheet.

In addition, we will frequently host online tournaments among our members on

What is Shōgi?
  • It is known as the "Japanese Chess", and it has many features you will also see in traditional Chess, but Shōgi is in fact even more challenging
  • In Shōgi, once players capture an opponent’s piece, they can use that piece as their own—meaning that while chess games on the whole get simpler as fewer pieces are left on the board, Shōgi gets more complex!
  • Shōgi has a history that can be traced back over 1000 years!
  • Shōgi is the "Game of Generals" and you will find lances, dragons, castles, kings...
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  • action down to the last seconds
  • Shogi boards and books
  • In our club, cake goes very well with Shogi!
  • Make your move!
  • Shogi boards waiting for players, at our ECJA centre!
  • board, pieces, tsume books - Shogi can be played anywhere and by anyone
  • Traditional pieces. We do also have 'beginner' sets that don't require you to learn Kanji...

What else do you need to know?

  • Costs: A small fee (~40 $ per year per club member) will cover the rental costs.
  • Shōgi club members are also required to be EJCA members.
  • Equipment: we will have a few Shōgi Boards and pieces available - but feel free to bring your own set as well. 
  • In order to record games for later analysis, you could bring a smartphone and use as an easy to use tool to record your (in-person) games.
  • For instructions, puzzles and practice games online, we recommend you have a look at
  • Please do join our very own team, on lishogi.
  • You could also explore the well-known 81dojo website for a large international crowd of players.    

NEW to Shōgi?: You may find our beginners presentation or Shogi etiquette primer helpful

Curious how to think like a Shōgi master? - Here is a sample study!


Lénárd Grossmann

Phone: 587 879-1474  
(email preferred)

Edmonton Japanese Community Association
6750 88 Street NWEdmonton, Alberta T6E 5H6

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Office hours

Monday:9:30 am–12:30 pm
Wednesday:9:30 am–12:30 pm
Friday:3:30 pm–6:30 pm
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