Re: The Consequences of Fighting
Nice story and a great emphasis which truly shows there is a something which is not 'self defence' which would have been better to do. This is Aikido in my experience, this something else.
Unfortunately it's hard to see because without the concept of self defense we tend to think there is only giving in or flight. Aikido to me is none of these things and includes neither fight, (self defence) flight or doing nothing.
So I believe you did recognize the power built in to the Aikido philosophy.