Re: What He learned from his near mugging
Life is a roll of the dice. Walk away from the mugger, he leaves, great Aikido. Walk away from the mugger, he shoots, or stabs you, sad for you, sad for him. Take on mugger - you win and he losses - great Aikido. Take on mugger - he wins you lose, Aikido lacking (perhaps), you sad.
What if? But....
You rolled the dice, and it worked out for you. Lots of people do the same, it works for some, and not for others.
The reason I say this is that the long, dribbly posts about this story are just that - you can say what you like, a lot of luck is involved. Yes it can be mitigated, but when dealing with an unknown mugger, with an unknown weapon you aren't mitigating risk, or practicing good Aikido, just rolling dice.
"Many who deserve to live, die. Many who deserve to die, live. Such is life and death."
Any active duty Police Officer, or soldier, will tell you this.