◎ Daniel Campbell
In 2006, I started watching a television show called Avatar: The Last Airbender. In the show, four elements are ‟bent” to the will of the bender. Each bending style is inspired by one of China’s great martial arts: Bāguàzhăng, Tàijíquán, Húng Gā kung fu, and Northern Shaolin (Běishàolín) kung fu. This interested me, so I searched the Web for information on these martial arts.