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Recent rise in new students?
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This may lead somewhere bad and if so, I do apologize; but, where I live, people are starting to ask me a lot about training and that they are starting to strongly consider it more than ever before and when I ask, the majority of them are saying because of our new government and policies. I was just curious if this was a nation-wide fad or possibly just a fluke here in the southern states.

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After reading the new criteria from DHS...I didn't respond to this.

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After reading the new criteria from DHS...I didn't respond to this.


Probably wise.

I'd say it probably is a largely regional political demographic thing: It hasn't come up, for instance, here in San Francisco.

If I did have people presenting that as their primary motivation for training, no matter where I might be teaching, I'd think very long and hard about whether to accept them.

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Which criteria specifically are we talking about? We've seen a noticeable increase here in the North East, but mostly from former students returning after a long hiatus in our dojo. A handful of cops and state troopers are jumping on board though.

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Ah yes, I'm familiar with this issue. Thanks Dale.

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Anyone care to clarify, since this thread is vague as all hell.
What is going on in the south again? If this is a republican thing I probably don't care.

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I've actually had the opposite (although the "core" still is there). But, I teach as a private contractor inside a major microchip development facility, which is a secure site closed to all but myself and the thousand or so employees who work there.

Considering the downsizing as a result of the economic struggles, there are very few new people around these days...

As far as the DHS, well, I guess I should hide those smoke bombs under the floor boards... Damn rebels...

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Change is a scary thing to many people. Most americans think their last major life changes when then leave high school. In reality life is nothing but adapting to the changes that occur. Some are more obvious than others.

This generation of americans have not had to deal with economical changes let alone the political changes of the last year. Uncertainty and fear may bring people to the Dojo, confident training and following the Bujinkan rules will weed out the people who train with bad spirits.

Personally i think it is time for some of these folks to become uncomfortable.
Maybe they will have to re-evaluate their values.

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Uncertainty and fear may bring people to the Dojo, confident training and following the Bujinkan rules will weed out the people who train with bad spirits.

Personally i think it is time for some of these folks to become uncomfortable.

Maybe they will have to re-evaluate their values.


Hear, hear!!


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