park etiquette

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park etiquette

Postby Squeeeez on Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:54 am

Hi everybody!

Another silly question :)
What is the general etiquette for parks?
Watching/staring is frowned upon?
What if you would like to join?
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Re: park etiquette

Postby bailu on Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:39 am

Surely this will depend on what country/culture you're in?
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Re: park etiquette

Postby Squeeeez on Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:38 am

On one hand it makes sense... on the other hand, it makes everything more complicated :D the teacher might not be of the same culture than the region where the park is located, aaa ???
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Re: park etiquette

Postby Appledog on Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:07 am

Squeeeez wrote:Hi everybody!

Another silly question :)
What is the general etiquette for parks?
Watching/staring is frowned upon?
What if you would like to join?


The vibe you give off will determine the result you get out of approaching people this way. Do your best to look as clean cut and friendly as possible and don't try to challenge anyone, and you can pretty much ask and do whatever you want. Common questions include, what are you practicing, who is your teacher, and can you learn it, or where can you learn it. Beyond that questions would depend if they want to try and take a teacher role with you or not. Just don't go into it with a challenge mentality but with an I'm-here-to-learn mentality and just keep it friendly.

As long as you don't cross any of those lines you can go up to and approach anyone, any group, and you shouldn't have any problems. There are, OTOH, schools which are 'insular', meaning unfriendly, as a way of trying to entice you to join. Stay away from those :p
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Re: park etiquette

Postby Trick on Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:22 am

Remember a funny incident happened in my hometown in Sweden. I had began to study with a new Taiji/wushu teacher in town, a Chinese guy. We practiced in one of the local parks where I saw an other local Taiji teacher walking nearby who is considered by those with skill and knowledge has a somewhat dubious reputation, I didn’t think more about him and continued my practice, after awhile I went to have a drink we had put our belongings next to a big nearby bush. There I saw him standing behind the bush“spying” on us, his companion seemingly embarrassed pulled him to leave :)
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