From that article you have already the answer. No it’s not too old you have until 34 at least. Then from the same article, to become one of these at this age was a miracle.
You can try to make a miracle too afterall.
It is a lot of work to be able to accomplish something like that. I highly doubt that I could do it even if I were to study all day for years, but it would be an amazing accomplishment for someone with the potential. You just never know what you might be able to achieve though, so good luck!
Taiwan and China and Japan and Korea can be professional baduk player at all age.
But that is old regulation. Now, Taiwan and Japan cannot be professional baduk player after 22 years old. Only China can. I want to know new regulation of Korea. Whether Korea can be professional player after 22 years old?
I think all the korea baduk game is in this website . If not ,please tell me.
please check these Korea words and tell me : weather can be professional 1 Dan or not
Sorry I don’t know Korean language, but I can see you found the Korean baduk association here?
So you can ask them about age limit to become pro in Korea.
In my own limited knowledge there is only one professional association of baduk in Korea.
I have asked a Korean in wild fox baduk online game. He said it is impossible to be pro in Korea because I am too old.Maybe it is the answer.But I have to ask again tomorrow.The worst situation is go to China or America or Europe to get the professional 1 Dan license.
Go step by step because each step will take some times. And each step you succeed will give you more happyness. And less sadness if you don’t.
It’s not really the time to ask yourself which pro federation will be the good one to join. It’s better time to reach a Dan level which would be already a great accomplishment on the road to be a pro.
I would have an easy job to discourage you (and others too) but I won’t, dreams are a nice side of life. If I advise you to go step by step it’s because there is a huge chance that this won’t succeed and it’s better to fall from a lower altitude, it hurts less.
Seriously, at 5th kyu, the issue of age limits for different country’s professional systems is not at all your primary concern. Why don’t you get to 7 dan or 8 dan first, and then decide whether you still have greater potential to pursue, and only at that point see if there are any professional qualifying paths you can pursue.