Re: Reactions from strangers?
Back when I was a 6-5th kyu we demoed at an Arts Festival. I wore my dogi up to the festival, not wanting to change there, I had my Hakama and belt tucked in the bag. I ended up at the rear gate. I approached the gaurd and ask where I enter. His response: "You must be demoing. You're supposed to enter the front gate but, you look like you could whoop my butt if I made you do that, here go on in."