Jin-Liang, Lin

Existence is art, I exist, therefore I am art.

In Matthew 5:39 of the Bible, Jesus said, “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.”

I don’t intend to delve into the philosophical or divine implications. Today, I want to talk to you about my personal interpretation of the story of being slapped on the right cheek and offering the left cheek to be slapped.

When someone slaps your right cheek, they must be filled with intense emotions and probably have the desire to continue hitting you!

At this point, instead of not knowing where the next strike will come from, it’s better to proactively extend your left cheek and provoke the person. Maintain a look of slight disdain in your eyes and a mysterious smile playing at the corners of your mouth.

By doing so, when they are provoked and swing their hand to strike again, it will be their non-dominant hand. This gives us the opportunity to easily maneuver along the inside of their arm and attempt a counterattack down the centerline (a move taught by Master Ye in Chinese Kung Fu).





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