Michael Gulotta wrote:
There is a dojo down the street from my house that I never knew about.
Robert Boehm Sensei holds the rank of Sandan. In addition to Aikido, he has trained in a variety of martial arts and has over 20 years of experience. Boehm Sensei is a sergeant with the Providence, RI, Police Department, chief firearms and defensive tactics instructor, and bomb technician. He is also a member of the department's SWAT team. Boehm Sensei is a recognized police use of force expert.
Short answer, even if a little bit late:
Aikido is right for you, 'though I am not sure if you are ready for aikido.
The dojo near you might be a good combination of what you are looking for and what you need.
Just start and tell us later.