I dedicate this essay to my father and to my Baduk masters. That’s why it contains so many personal details. It’s a recording of my personal experiences and reflections concerning Baduk. For most of them I’m indebted to people fascinated with Baduk. Meeting these people thoroughly changed my entire life. These were not only opponents I vigorously wanted to beat in order to become a champion. A contact with their personalities contributed to my development as a player and as a human being.