Re: New dojo/new student
You might consider running a short term weapons course in jo or ken. Its an easier entry point for people and doesn't require a skilled uke straight up. You can sneak in a bit of aiki throughout the course as it progresses. At the end of the course you might have some that want to stay on and do aiki.
I trained with the KS folk in brighton some years back, nice guys... worth a crack