Class Information

  Chess /age7+

Winter semester 2016 is for continuing students only. We will begin tournament play~

~Open to those with basic reading skills: ABC's & 123's. Whether you’ve been playing chess for only a few weeks or for several years, you’ll find this class to be fun & educational! You will learn all the basics of chess: defining the board and pieces, history, how to read and write chess, movement, basic strategy, openings, draws, checkmating, and more!! Studies show that children who learn to play chess early will not only do better in math, cognitive and analytical abilities, but they are more inclined to develop leadership qualities. Why? Because they learn to think! Students will be paired up for tournament play when ready. Note: Chessboards will be labeled with file-letters and rank-numbers for learning, recording moves, and tournament play in the second semester.

  Instructor: Berry, Diane
  Instructor Bio:
  Diane Berry is a seasoned Instructor and Trainer and a longtime homeschool co-op advocate! Known as… Master Berry to numerous Martial Arts students throughout SE Michigan, Miss Berry to her Chess students, and simply Diane or other aliases to her family & friends. Senior Master Instructor Diane Berry became a Black Belt Instructor in 1983 at the age of 18. In 1985 she surrendered her life to the Lord Jesus Christ and began to use her Martial Arts as a Ministry to share God’s Word and Knowledge of His saving Grace with others. In 1992 she earned her Martial Arts Masters Degree! The Lord has blessed and honored Master Berry with the privilege of teaching over thousands of students; some who have made life-long commitments themselves. Under the direction of the Lord, she founded Full Force Ministries, which offers many Christ Centered Activities/Services, which include Evangelism & Discipleship – such as: Formal Martial Arts Schooling, Self-Defense, Child Safety, Ladies Self-Defense, Dynamic Martial Arts Demonstrations, Chess Workshops, Summer Day Camps, & personal Inner-Healing/Deliverance Ministry. Services/Instruction are generally held at Churches or Organizations by appt., Homeschool Groups, and her west Dearborn home. She has been playing Chess since age 7 and formally teaching the intriguing game since the mid-90’s. Master Berry is a 2012 Inductee of the Midwest Women’s Martial Arts HALL OF FAME of EXCELLENCE! She holds a Berean College Diploma in Bible and Doctrine, CCI Ministerial Diploma in Pastoral Counseling, Training in the DWJD Institute, and specializes in the ministry of Inner-Healing and Deliverance (healing of: emotions, memories, soul fragmentation. Freedom from demonic bondage/oppression. ~Founded on Luke 4:18)
  Fee: $85
  Material Fee: $0
  Minimum Age: 7
  Maximum Age: 18
Day:FridayTime:12:30 pmLength:1 Hours
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