Air Bending: Fighting

All Bending Arts in ATLA contain defensive and offensive moves:

When Aang fights with Hi De, On Ji’s boyfriend, he defends himself using Ba Gua Zhang i.e. Wu  Dang style martial arts. This style is famous for its ‘circle walking’ i.e. avoiding the opponents strikes by staying behind their back. Aang demonstrates it rather well in the gifs.


The Bending Arts: Airbending

Airbending is based on Ba Gua Zhang

Bāguàzhǎng is one of the three main Chinese martial arts of the Wudang school, the other two being Taijiquan and Xingyiquan. It is more broadly grouped as an internal practice (or neijia gong). Bāguà zhǎng literally means “eight trigram palm,” referring to the trigrams of the Yijing (I Ching), one of the canons of Taoism.[1]

Look, it’s the creators talking:


Notes

  1. mugenfico reblogged this from atla-annotated
  2. hyperhumanoid reblogged this from atla-annotated
  3. stokesaford reblogged this from atla-annotated
  4. negative80 reblogged this from atla-annotated
  5. dream-for-more reblogged this from timemoveson
  6. timemoveson reblogged this from classical-muffins
  7. classical-muffins reblogged this from currently-obsolete
  8. co-co-ro reblogged this from currently-obsolete
  9. currently-obsolete reblogged this from shipwreckedandhungry
  10. shipwreckedandhungry reblogged this from atla-annotated
  11. vyanni-krace-666 reblogged this from atla-annotated
  12. a-thought-is-a-spark reblogged this from atla-annotated
  13. paperpueblos reblogged this from atla-annotated
  14. ceruleanlasway reblogged this from atla-annotated
  15. mr-skaggles reblogged this from andybce
  16. fuckthespacebar reblogged this from andybce
  17. andybce reblogged this from stormsdontshakeme
  18. stormsdontshakeme reblogged this from atla-annotated
  19. supremeregalia reblogged this from schrodinger-in-the-box
  20. schrodinger-in-the-box reblogged this from hozzak
  21. hozzak reblogged this from atla-annotated
  22. rajthemagnificent reblogged this from atla-annotated
  23. brandontothelee reblogged this from thecloudlegacy