FAQ

  Welcome to the FAQ. Below are a list of Frequently Asked Questions that we have encountered in the past few years here at Bending Academy. Please read them before asking a question. Thank you!

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Q. Can you show me a video of you bending? I don't believe it's real!


A. I can show you a video of bending; excellent examples of bending can be found all over YouTube and other video sites. I won't show you a video of me bending though. Technically, I can; but I generally choose not to when it comes to Bending Academy. I've done it before in the past, and it caused big problems. There will always be people who want a video for proof, and then don't believe it anyways when they see it. The reason for this is that their expectations cannot be met. They expect bending to be exactly how it's shown in Avatar: The Last Airbender or some other TV show, when in reality bending is far from it; for now at least. The result of people thinking the video is fake is that they leave Bending Academy; essentially ruining any chances of them ever coming around and believing in bending. I show videos to my friends and other staff members of Bending Academy, and I might consider showing you if I know you well enough and if I know you are a bender yourself. Chances are that I won't though, so please refrain from asking.
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Q. You don't want to show me a video because you can't bend!

A. Well, to each his own. I gave legitimate reasons as to why we don't show videos of us bending. There's not much I can do to convince you. If you can't be open minded about bending to begin with though, then you won't be able to bend at all.
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Q. Is there an Avatar? If so, who is he/she?

A. There is no such thing as an Avatar in the sense of Avatar: The Last Airbender. In the real world, an Avatar has to do with the Hindu religion, and it would be rude of me to say whether or not that is or isn't real. None of our Bending Academy staff are Hindu though.
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Q. Are you a master of all four elements?

A. No, and I doubt anyone ever will be. For someone to have "mastered" an element, they'd have to be omnipotent; practically a god. On top of that, there are more than just four elements. There are millions upon millions of elements in the universe; we only have a fraction of them here on planet earth. Even still, there are probably thousands of elements here on planet earth. Read up on Section 1 as to what we define an "element" as in the world of bending.
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Q. What is my element?

A. While some people find certain elements easier due to their personality and current emotions, nobody has an inherent "element". Anyone can bend any element. Although you may find that certain elements are easier for you to bend, it's not good to succumb to your weaknesses and just go with your strengths. A good bender is well rounded in both Yin and Yang (read the sections for more about this).
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Q. How far should I hold my hands from >insert element here< while bending?

A. Chi exceeds distances, so you can technically bend something from the other side of the world. However, the concept of distance can become a block for most people; forcing them to be a certain distance from said element in order to bend it. Also, sometimes it helps to be closer to an element while bending it, because it's easier to mentally and spiritually take in it's properties. Bending is more efficient at short distances though, since you can combine physical contact with bending for better results. However, you want to eventually get to a point where you're able to bend at any distance and without physical contact.
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Q. Can I be a moderator in the Chat Room?

A. No. The only people who have the ability to do things like banning or kicking are Bending Academy staff. We are not taking any new staff members.
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Q. What are the rules of the Chat Room?

A. There really aren't any rules; this is the Internet. We're all pretty crude and do things like cuss and stuff like that. Just don't do things like spam, or anything else that disrupts the chat and makes people angry. Basically, just don't be annoying.
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Q. People are cursing and being rude on the chat!

A. This isn't really a question, but I get this one a lot. Again, this is the Internet. It's not a place for children. If you're a kid, then understand that the people around you are teens/adults. If you can't handle things like mature language and mature content in general, it's advised that you not be on the Internet at all.
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Q. I got banned for no reason! What the hell!!

A. Probably because you were being annoying. All Bending Academy staff, including me, are on equal grounds, so I don't really have authority over any of the staff. Just don't be annoying and immature, and you won't get banned.
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109 comments:

  1. Do you have any helpful tips on how to achieve the act of bending itself? I seem to be having a lot of trouble...even with the basics.

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    2. Well, before you start bending you need to have a basic grasp of Chi/Energy. You will need to be able to feel it and be able to do a few beginner techniques with Chi/Energy. If you start Bending without that, it will make it very difficult,nearly impossible.

      -Rebecca

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  2. For waterbending what am I supposed to be feeling when I "connect" with the element water, or any other element? Because every time my chi touches water I don't feel anything.

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  3. My zodiac symbol is scorpio and its element is water and strange things have happend to me around water one time i was swimming and the water just suddinly throw itself up in the air does a persons Zodiack symbol elemant effect there bending?

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    1. i dont think when u were born changes anthing or has much meaning

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    2. ^ What he said

      As far as we are concerned, Zodiac symbols have nothing to do with bending. You may have an affinity for water as far as your personality and mentality go, but this is probably just a coincidence.

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    3. It's true, Zodiac Symbols have nothing to do with Bending. There is no such thing as a "Natural Element" either.

      -Rebecca

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    4. Your sign does effect it! My element is air and I do air bending esier then the others. My sister;s is fire and she can't do any bending (yet) but fire. So it does effect your bending!

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    5. no it just makes it easier if you believe that

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  4. why arnt there any earthbending or waterbendig lessons?

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    1. There will be soon, don't worry :)

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    2. Im sorry if I sounded rude Pyro, I know your elements are fire and air but I was a bit moody that day. I shouldnt have taken it out on you. Im so sorry. <_>

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    3. lmao thanx dude. Please can you check out my site? Its: http://bending-world.wordpress.com. Thanks again

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  5. i was wondering if water bender can blood bend too or that's just a creation of Avatar ???

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    1. It's possible to control another person's body, but not by water bending. Flesh and other similar biological material are an element in and of themselves.

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    2. You can Bloodbend and Waterbend, but they are two seperate concepts. Just because you Waterbend, doesn't mean you can Bloodbend.

      -Rebecca

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    3. Cool but to save the world I can make spells to.But i don't know if that the right way to save the world.

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    4. The world is fine the way it is.

      -Rebecca

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    5. The world IS NOT going to end. XD

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  6. yes, cause blood has very much water in it, but you must be very skilled to do that and i think that no one will be so strong waterbender to control people like puppets, maybe muscle or so.

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    1. a easier way to control people like puppets would be to directly control their chi with your own: you could for example cause diseases to occur or disappear in their body, or even influence their decision making similar to a puppet master buts that's a whole different thing but if you can use your chi to effect the physical elements then using chi to effect other chi is even simpler.

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  7. try practicing on rats? just kidding. anyway i cant bend and i dont know what to do

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    1. Keep practicing section 1, the other sections will be out soon :)

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    2. I love this site :)! I was wondering (more or less) When the lessons will be up? Because I can do section 1 without effort now?

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  8. Hey do you know if there is going to be a nature and weather bending section or something, that would be really cool! I would love to learn how to nature and weather bend, but only after I learn how to bend the other elements first. That may take a while. XD

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  9. how do i bend water and earth?

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  10. Why arn't there any water or earth lessons? I am a earthbender and I need lessons! Also, hurry up with the next section!!

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    1. He has a job, he goes to college, in other words, he has a life to attend to. He will get the next section out whenever he can. He doesn't waste his time at the computer all day. Calm yourself!

      -Rebecca

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    2. hey can you give some tips on airbending i was practicing on lighweight things like a paper towel and it moved :D then i tried harder (no homo) and it flew off off my desk anyway got anytips thank you in advance

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  11. AvatarX9 hey i follower you earthbender lesson but i cant get it can you make some kind of videos for the lessons

    and ty it really calmed my mind but i cant get the hang of it but ill try

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    1. get on the chatroom and ill teach you

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  12. Guys i bended air i just folowed the picture in http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=VEcdyclbf7c
    and fresto the leafe fell and i tried it with the second move it was more stronger then im so happy !!!

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    1. what move did you exactly do cuz im nt getting any results :(

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    2. then, as said on the site, you probaply ain't enough in tune whit chi :)

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  13. I really dont know what element to bend ... :/

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    1. I cant choose between water and fire.

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  14. have u figured out bloodbending? >:)

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  15. and how do i separate yin and yang?? i'm lost on that part and i REALLY wanna lightningbend! please help.

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    1. i can give you lessons. email me at shona.whelan@hotmail.co.uk. i can teach you electricity and lightning bending if you want.

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  16. Hey, Is there such thing to FIRE PROOF your skin for fire bending? Just wondering.

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    1. Yeah, you can. Imagine your chi flowing into your arms then into your hands and it comes out of the palms of your hands and imagine it forming a glove-like shape over your hand. It works for me because I can put my hand in fire for about a minute without it even feeling hot.

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    2. I cant choose which element i wannna learn CAUSE I LIKE ALL <3 but i only wanted to learn one so i can master that one. I CANT DECIDE.

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  17. Oh shoot i accedently replied them people ^^^^^^

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  21. OMFG!! i just blood bended a little. i looked at my mom's hand and did what i do in the show when i grab the water and move it around and moved my mom's arm slightly forward and back! she thought it was a muscle spasm. lmao! not lying. FIRST BLOODBENDER!! FREAKIN EPIC!!!!!! BOO YEAH!!

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    1. You're not the first Bloodbender ever, you know. And please be aware, that this is nothing like the show. This is real life.

      -Rebecca

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    2. i know, u dont even need a full moon. that needing the full moon is a bunch of hocus pocus crap.

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    4. I'm not sure what you did, but this isn't blood bending. If you were to actually bend someone's blood, you'd send them into cardiac arrest instantly.

      There is such a thing as being able to control flesh with bending, but flesh in and of itself is a separate element. You're not bending any water.

      It's likely that your mom really did have a muscles spasm, and it was just a coincidence that it happened while you were trying to "water bend" her hand

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    5. jeez way to burst my bubble!! lol! jk. and you're probably right. and what is cardiac arrest??

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    6. also, my friend said he bloodbended a mouse and it dropped dead. idk if thats possible though.

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    7. Cardiac arrest is abnormal circulation of blood, and can stop the heart.

      I suppose it's possible that your friend did what he said he did, but it's highly unlikely

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  22. *shower
    really? y cant i spell things today?

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  23. and i actually do have rats i can practice on. they roam around under our camper. SO TAKE THAT PEOPLE WHO SAID WE CANT BLOODBEND!!!!

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  24. AT WHAT AGE IS A GOOD START LEARNING AN ELEMENT??? I wanted to teach my 7 year old brother an element one day. I dont really know when.

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    1. the age is not matter, but it would be the best in period 12-17 year cause then it comes to mental and psychical growth

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    2. The age does not matter at all. Just make sure that he takes it seriously. Bending can be very dangerous if you are not careful.

      -Rebecca

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  25. HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE TO BEND FIRE??? 5 months? a year?

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    1. It is different for every person. Also, it depends how much you practice. It depends what technique you mean.

      -Rebecca

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  26. Like a firebending master few decades, but moving candle flame about one monh or few weeks

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  27. I DONT KNOW WHAT ELEMENT TO BEND!!!

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    1. I think you should do water. But if you don't want to just choose your favourite element

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  28. what to do if you can do the basic steps are there bigger steps?

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  29. two days ago I started to move my chi into my arm (it felt incredible) and the sensation lasted for a long time and red blotches started appearing on my hand then it started a sensation a bit like pins & needles and my arm felt stronger did I strengthen my arm?

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    1. Maybe. Was it the first time you put chi into your arm? Cos if it was its probably your chi reacting to being in a different part of your body.

      P.S Im moving to Tipperary (is that spelt right? LOL)

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    1. Hey Ross!! Do you still live in Tipperary because Im moving house to live there!!!??

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  31. i know that we are manipulating an element but can you like move water??? As in dividing it from a bowl of water???


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  32. i would like to know if there are any benders in illinois who could teach me stuff.

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  33. Where did the term "bending" come from? if it exists, where is the questioning/private tutoring chatroom? Do people respond to the comments daily?

    ---- NEO

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  34. Do not take alarm. I am not an 'unbeliever'. I only mean to ask where the other chat room is located.

    ----NEO

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  35. I know they call it bending in a show, but what was it called normally before that time? elemental manipulation using chi?

    ----NEO

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    1. It was called Psychokinesis, with Pyrokinesis being firebending, Hydrokinesis being waterbending, Geokinesis being earthbending and I think something like Aerokinesis being airbending.

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  36. yes avatar x9 i do still live there where r u moving to? and pyro yes it was my 1st time to do it i get a lot stronger wen i do it now

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  37. hey i'm a water bender but i can't move the water can anyone help

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    1. What do you mean your learning? and if you can already move it.... Wanna help meh? :D

      -Hydro

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  39. I think this site is...dead. I knew it would be though. It's rubbish, like Pyro's old site. Just try to get a life, will you? Its not "waterbending" or earthbending" or "firebending" or "airbending". Its Hydrokinesis, Geokinesis, Pyrokinesis and Aerokinesis for those who want to learn properly. Go to mytelekinesis.com if you actually want to learn something. This site sucks, like all the other sites Pyro made. I'm sorry, but its true.

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  40. About how long should we practice bending every day?

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  42. I found this site very helpful. I'v actually been able to bend fire, and I'v never in my life. Well, actually I didn't 'Bend' it but I'm learning to control it and I'm starting to get the hang of it, second day. Also, no, my hand/ arm is at least 6inches from the candle so It's not the air or w.e.
    Out of all the sites, I found this site to be the most use full and helpful. ;)

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  43. can I learn water bending here and if so how do I get to water bending page

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  44. Are there any other sites I can learn bending for real without creating an account?

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    1. Yes there's earthflame three which is pretty good.

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  45. Hi eagle wing its Ross from the chatroom do you still remember me? Sorry its been around four months but I'm not allowed chat anymore also cud u put up some airbending techniques. Since i don't think Pyro will anytime soon
    P.s. please reply

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  46. Sox i meant to put p.s. please reply soon^

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  47. It's a shame it had to end, but I am happy of what I have learnt from you guys... Thank you.

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  48. Where is the section 1?

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    1. This was an error on our part. Section 1 has been restored!

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  49. hey can we actually bend the natural elements. i trust u guys but im a little confused

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  50. hey do you guys still use this site if so i would like to learn to bend a element if not one more if its possible for me if not i would like you to send me a email don't worry im a believer and im learning to control my chi at the moment i hope i hear from you my email address is waterdamien@gmail.com

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  51. Hello everyone I am a earth bender in training and I can't wait to learn some earth bending techs

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  52. Hi, I just wanted to know if its ok to listen to music while meditating in this fashion.

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  53. hi! im just a new member.... i just want to ask if controlling all the elements is possible?

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  54. I really want to be a pro earthbender... can you teach me/us?

    Thanks :)

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    1. Forgot to tell... i dont even know how to earthbend... please help

      Thanks

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