Charles David Henderson
So, if I understand you, if it would be "bad" to joke around and make noise during practice, it is bad to joke around or make noise when you're at a party?
The Founder said to practice with a smile.
Which I do... a little giggle every now and then never hurt my training either.
For a note I agree that mat imitates life and vise-verse.
On the mat there is time for serious concentration, and there is time for comradeship. Both are in the spirit of love.