Another Quick, Essential Rule about Starting Fights

by Chikashi

Esquire just published A Quick, Essential Rule about Starting Fights based on a tweet from Life Cheating:

If you’re about to get into a physical altercation, look at a person’s ears. If they have cauliflower ears, walk away. You’ll lose.

Not a bad recommendation.

Here’s mine:

If you’re about to get into a physical altercation with a male you know or suspect to be a ballet dancer, walk away. You’ll lose.

Or rather, it is a rule told to me by someone who was a Yūdansha in 3 different disciplines. And, I also had the opportunity to observe a case one evening many moons ago in, I think, the Roppongi district in Tokyo. Whatever daft stereotype that you may hold about male dancers, just walk away.