brotp: hard knock life

during b2-b3 i’d see comments like “mako and bolin have a boring fighting style why do they punch so much” BUT LIKE……THEIR STYLE (and this is consistent with basically all the characters in avatar) SAYS A LOT ABOUT WHERE THEY CAME FROM. they didn’t have the money for self defense classes (like asami) or the status to be taught by masters (like korra). mako and bolin learned from the street, they learned from toza. they default to probending moves (bobbing and weaving, punches/kicks in short bursts, “modern styles”) because that’s what they were raised with. and for years, that fighting style earned them the money that put a roof over their heads.