However there is a capacity for people to go beyond the norm without requiring too much extra themselves. This brings me to my second point
If you try to research Janggi in Europe, you’ll have better luck finding a needle in a haystack.
Shogi players also wouldn’t mind assistance from the go community.
If Go, Shogi, Xiangqqi, and Janggi, players individually try to achieve these kind of difficult tasks, it would be impossible. But if they all decide to work together to help start a club in a poor girls school or special eds school, or homeschooling group, then it would be at least twice as easy than if a go player did it alone.
The thing is to think creatively. Okay, perhaps setting a club in any of the various poor schools in an area would be unfeasible. So instead, work with a mums group to set up a club in a youth centre so that children of ANY school can join, and specifically make it so and mention that it’s intended to be friendly to many children with special needs and neuro non-typical brains. Then use that hub as an example to convince teachers of the special eds and poor schools and girls schools to convince the higher ups in those places to make a go club on THEIR initiative. Schools that have never had a club before should be convinced it’s worth the cost because it is. Goodness, tell them Malcolm Gladwell identified active encouragement by parents to nurture they’re children’s hobbies as a key difference between poorer families and middle-class ones. These mindsports together can be a more effective tool to incentivise the behavioural tendencies that would be beneficial for learning than a perceived dictator at the end of the classroom that needs to be rebelled against. And with at least twice the people since people from all four games are working collaboratively, the staff problems are half as bad. That’s one reason I invented General Elephant Chess, a blend of the Chinese and Korean styles. It’s a creativity issue, we need to think like go players on how to pull of this sabaki
Most people are brought up when they’re young to limit their thinking and think that the problems in the world are due to people not knowing the reasons why things will never or couldn’t ever work, rather than just why they don’t work at the moment.
We should avoid competing with Chess directly. In my personal opinion try to get Chess players to play go is good tactical choice but not a smart strategic one. This is because in the west, mind sports have a much lower status compared to Africa and Asia, so what you’re doing is competing for a bigger share of a tiny pie. This is not a good way to build great relations with the Chess community long-term since it’s a relationship based on competition for scraps. On the other hand, the elites of the Chess community might respect us if we do something for the mindsport community as a whole. Go should should be the international football and vanguard of mindsports.
On the note about people being hobbyists, yes it is true, but the hobby is a game about foregoing short term gain for long term benefit, so if anyone should practice that, it should be go players.