In Australia they have chains, yes not one but several, taijiquan chains. Bit like the Chinese masseurs hanging around in Sydney’s Chinatowns wearing white coats and boards proclaiming they’d studied at blah blah school of Chinese medicine. I used to love taking the piss out of these shamsters and would ask pertinent questions which never failed to reveal just how shallow they’re knowledge was/is. I’m a qualified Chinese medicine practioner by the way - despite never having opened my own clinic!
I’d say you’d be hard pressed convincing Europeans of your no doubt legitimate credentials . . . initially. This is made all the more difficult by mostly Mainland Chinese that will be no doubt just as eager to do the same thing as you. However, word of mouth is a bloody good tool and I’m sure that in time you’ll pick up students.
Not sure how close the parallels are between the Oz and European experience although judging by my one trip to Paris several years ago, I did notice quite a few Chinese eager to hawk their “mystical” Oriental skills.
I’d say curb the bullshit and teach it like you were taught. Don’t wrap it up in bullshit or you’ll be betraying your own studies and conscience. It will become quite apparent that you’re the real deal with time.
Years ago I was thinking of opening a Chinese medicine clinic in Australia and I had to think through these very matters. I decided that the best way was my way. Classmates of mine that did just that are now doing good business. Don’t know about the ones that might have wrapped it up in nonesense, never kept in touch.
I was also into martial arts - wing chun and yang style taijiquan - and the best teachers I had were the no nonesense types. While I noticed the lack of “Oriental mystic” may have kept back some potential students, I’d say you’re best off with those that have sorted out their own first lesson - i.e., don’t believe the hype.