Plenty of people just don't go to seminars, even the ones held at their own dojo. "Serious" students are a relatively small fraction in most places.
Lol, Serious students come in all shapes and sizes. We have had people come to our seminars that just go to seminars.
I go to a few. It is fun and great to see what other people are doing. But I would much rather walk downstairs and train here. Some aikido people really think who they are and act all strutty and important just because they have a certain rank.Our dojo, people and mats are really nice . I hate moving mats and snotty people.