And in the cases that I had run into that person again, for better or worse, they had reflected on their conduct, for the better.
I missed this bit before. I think it is reflective of what I've interpreted as the promise of aikido. Sadly, those that I've run across again also have appeared to be 'reformed' but only when I was around - I have heard from others that they could likely use another 'adjustment'. Perhaps I was too easy on them the first time.