The citizen participation in deciding to join self art Persaudaraan Setia Hati Teratai (PSHT) is influenced by several aspects, such as their belief and commitment to the system of religious values which influence someone’s rationalization in joining self defense art Persaudaraan Setia Hati Teratai (PSHT) in Pengkok village. Someone’s participation in PSHT self defense art is an implementation of the existed of social behavior which is done by someone in choosing appropriate activity for themselves as what they need. Thus, if we look at Max Weber classification, those behavior is belong to rational behavior, especially rational instrumental. The purpose which wants to achieve is main orientation why someone do something that is influenced by the existing options. using qualitative research method the writer wants to get a whole drawn about the intention of PSHT self defense art for the citizen and what is their motivation joining on PSHT self defense art. Qualitative method is used to get deeply data which has a meaning. This study is using phenomenology approach. The result shows that someone’s rationalization in joining self defense art Persaudaraan Setia Hati Teratai (PSHT) in Bojonegoro district, Padangan sub-district, Pengkok village The adorableness of someone’s (actor) to the self defense art Persaudaraan Setia Hati Teratai (PSHT) is built by someone’s rationalization about the purpose and advantages which has more value.
Keywords : PSHT, Self Defense, Rational behavior