Any parent that has or has had kids will tell you that tradition and discipline does not attract kids. As a matter of fact that will drive them away.
It has to be fun to attract and keep kids.
It doesn't matter what the parents or other family members think their kids attract.
It does matter what the kid thinks of it.
I used to do aikido as a kid between 6-11 years, and I still remember that time, I liked that discipline and culture and traditions, etiquettes, ... That was one of the reasons I went doing aikido.