This film shows that bending exists in real life.Specifically, airbending (Mui), firebending (Sing) and earthbending (several Team Shaolin players, esp. Third Brother when he takes a turn at goalkeeping). Just compare the styles in this film with those in the Avatar series.
- Said bendings were, after all, based on Chinese martial arts after all (if we ignore the movie adaptation, which is pretty much a hilarious Hollywood Fu.)
- Confirmed, in a way: Avatar: The Last Airbender's creators Bryan and Mike did cite this film as inspiration for depictions of some bending arts, and called it one of their favorites.