You know what I think is really cool? Mako’s bending in Legend of Korra.
Look at it! It’s less like the martial art form that is Firebending and more like boxing! Mako commonly uses jabs,hooks, and upper cuts to fling fire. He also holds his arms and stance like a boxer does with his fists guarding his face, and throwing the punch from the rear.
He didn’t have the luxury to learn bending from a master, he had to teach himself, which means he most likely learned it as a way of self defense on the streets and from the gangs he was running with.
Also, boxing was a popular sport in the 20s and 30s (the time Korra was based off of) so it’s even cooler that the Korra team would animate him that way.
Newest watercolor piece! Avatar Aang and Korra, I love how they use kung fu reference for the moves, especially when they do waterbending. Haven’t had a chance to watch all the legend of Korra, time to binge watch!