it appears that if their friends stop, they tend to stop.
Curiously enough, at the start of last semester, most of the new students joined up on their own, and they stuck it through... But true enough, the ones who joined with a friend only came with that friend.
The university dojo doesn't run any social events for the aikido club, probably because the one of the two sensei is also the National Secretary for Aikikai Australia, and the other is a high school English teacher
I wonder if they would be interested if I offered to organise social events for our budding aikidoka - I'd love to get more involved (guilt for not coming to practise for a few months
) in that sense.
Or I could promote Aikiweb to them
Thanks for the great idea!