beyonceknowless: AIR IS THE ELEMENT OF FREEDOM Airbending is based on the Baguazhang style of martial arts, also known as “circle walking” or “Eight Trigram Palm,” along with a small hint of Xingyiquan, also known as “mind heart boxing.” Baguazhang involves “smooth coiling and uncoiling actions.” Such moves employ dynamic footwork, throws, and hand techniques. These martial arts feature swift, evasive maneuvers that evoke the intangibility and explosive power of wind; drawing energy from the center of the abdomen. AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER (2005 – 2008) THE LEGEND OF KORRA (2012 – 2014)