Keith Lee wrote:
It's great that you managed to defend yourself, but I doubt Aikido had that much to do with your reaction, especially if you only took 3 weeks of classes "years ago." Reading and thinking about training != real training.
It sounds like you just put your hands up after someone hit, the natural reaction for anyone. That you managed to weather the storm is to be comended, but I wouldn't credit Aikido for it.
Same as my feelings, nothing about Aikido after 3 weeks, and even more so with several years passing. It's true even though you have succeeded, just as well as a 3-weeks practitioner loosing.