Re: Hello, I am david
Welcome. It sounds like you have your head on straight about what happened and why you are interested in training Aikido. I have never had to "use" my skills out in the real world for self defense, but I do use Aikido every day in all sorts of aspects of my life. That said, I have trained with and instructed many individuals who have jobs in law enforcement or security. Every single person told me that Aikido training helped in their performance, whether that was due to their increased confidence or ability to be more aware of everything around them. Best wishes and joy in training.