GPCCS Chess Club


  • Every Sunday 3:30-4:30pm when GPCCS is in session.
  • This class is for kids ages 6-12. Previous experience does not matter.

Teachers: Jian Zhang     Hui Chen

Club Leaders:

Raymond Zou

Raymond Zou has been playing chess for multiple years. He is a top 150 player in Arizona and has played in many out of state tournaments. Raymond has taught at many chess camps and chess clubs.

Kyle Zou

Kyle Zou has been playing chess ever since his early childhood. He taught at a chess club, and currently also teaches private lessons.


This is a group lesson designed to improve students’ chess ability, from beginners to advanced students. We will teach basic chess fundamentals and rules to beginners. More advanced students will practice tactics and puzzles, and review games of chess experts. At the end of each class, students will pair up and play games.

DEUTERONOMY 31:6 Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be affrighted at them; for Jehovah thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

*** Parents please contact the Instructor prior to enrolling your students in this class ***

Instructor Contact Information

Instructor Name: Mike Chen

Cell Phone: (480)549-0421

WeChat ID: Mike_Chen_2

Class Requirements

Parents please purchase Judo Gi (Judo uniforms, not Karate, TaeKownDo, or other types of uniforms) for your students from any online stores of your preference.

Course Goals and Objectives

As an instructor for a beginners Judo class, my goals and objectives are to instruct and inspire students eventually become lifelong Judo lovers after their beginning Judo experience. Judo students benefit from learning and practicing Judo psychologically and physically.

  • Discipline and Endurance
  • Focus and mind strength
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Developing physical fitness
  • Increased speed and agility
  • Good static and dynamic balance
  • Improved reaction time
  • Excellent coordination
  • Increased self-confidence

Course Curriculum

History of Judo
What Judo is
How to wear JudoGi and tie belt
Etiquette: Proper bowing and Dojo behavior

Ukemi: Kohou (back)/Yoko (side) from laying, half-sitting, standing
Introduction to Tachiwaza, basic postures, grips, and Kuzushi

Throwing Technique: Ogoshi
Introduction to Newaza: Kesa Gatame, Kata Gatame, Kamishiho Gatame
Yokoshiho Gatame

Ukemi practice (by being thrown)
Gripping and Movement
Introduce Tachiwaza: Ogoshi, Hiza-Guruma, Deashi Harai
Review Newaza

Art Class Information:

If you are seeking a pleasurable way to build your child’s self-confidence or to simply teach them the delights of creativity, I have a class for your child. I will show them the color and creativity of art no matter their experience level.

Every Sunday 3:30-4:30pm when GPCCS is in session. This class is for kids ages 5+ .

Teacher: Janice Light