Tuesday, July 21, 2009

These are Earth Bending Feet

Those of you who know me may also know that I am an Avatar junkie. I. Love. Avatar. It's like a king sized helping of awesome with a heaping bucket of awesome sauce spread liberally over top. Toph, the blind earth bender pictured above is not my favorite, but she does represent the theme for the day. Day 20: Fortitude. Each of the four elemental fighting styles is modeled after an actual fighting style. Earth bending is modeled after Hung Gar, the Kung Fu style attributed to Wong Fei Hong, a Chinese folk hero who restored the fallen Shao Lin order. The style is characterized by its deep, powerful stances, particularly the horse stance, from which its forms are performed. Pretty awesome huh?

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