When an Epidemiologist studies disease, does he love disease? No, he just studies it because it is interesting to him and he wants to better understand and control it. Most Martial Arts teach you to counter violence with a greater violence, but that is not the only way. Systema has all the military techniques to combat aggression but it is wrapped in a bubble of deescalation. We learn to deescalate people/situations both physically and verbally as well as escaping or avoiding the threat all together. In this sense, I believe Systema to be a more comprehensive way to manage all the various stressors that come our way than traditional other arts.
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