If you were a bender, what element would you bend. Note: Not which do you want to bend, but which do you feel you would by temperament and personal idiom.
From the Avatar Wiki:
Firebending moves are based mainly on the Northern Shaolin style of kung fu, but with a few techniques from Northern Seven Star Praying Mantis. These martial art variants feature quick, successive attacks that utilize momentary bursts of extreme power, much like an explosion, called ging lik. It optimizes a strong continuous offense…
Yup, sounds about right. Plus, I like wearing red.