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Old 12-21-2001, 11:41 PM   #39
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 890
Originally posted by ca
If she still does not like it, you might gently ask what specifically she does not like (in a non-argumentative, non-judgmental, good listener kind of way). It may be as easy as assuring her that you find her so incredibly feminine that even without makeup and jewelry she will be a beauty on the mat.
I noticed that this never works.

If a person is not interested, nothing you will say can make them take up Aikido.

My success rate is 0%, with the exception of a friend who actually started for a couple of classes but then college stuff took over etc blah blah blah.

The truth is, if the person was not DRIVEN to it to start with, they will always find excuses and let other circumstances and tasks take priority over Aikido.