My best mate turned up at my house one day and said "do you fancy starting a martial art? I hear aikido is good"
the next week we went to our local dojo together and we are both still on the mat, we both now instruct aswell.
and to Rachel Massey:
yes, we have found that demo's dont work either... we once did a demo infront of over 800 people. they enjoyed watching, we got alot of enquiries... 3 people actually joined, none of them are now training. I think they lasted a month.
Thanks for the recent Polls, they have been very useful me (and I imagine many others) as I am trying to get statistics together that will help show how to get and keep new members.