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Martial Arts (拳術, Ken Jutsu?) is a recurring command in the Final Fantasy series. It is used by the Monk class, and is often made up of various physical commands.


Final Fantasy Tactics[]

Martial Arts is used by the Monk.

Name Range Effect Speed JP Needed
(Spin Fist)
1 2 Now 150
Turn in a circle, attacking with backhand blows.
Damage: 0.5 x Physical Attack x (Physical Attack)
(Repeating Fist)
1 1 Now 300
Strike many times in quick succession.
Damage: 3.0 x Physical Attack x (Random: 1 to 9)
Quote: "Fight for justice... fists of fury! Repeated Fist!"
(Wave Fist)
3 3 Now 300
Employ one's martial spirit to strike a distant foe.
Damage: 0.5 x Physical Attack x (Physical Attack + 2)
Quote: "Burning anger rising... Burst! Wave Fist!"
(Earth Slash)
8 4 Now 600
Release spiritual energy mighty enough to rend the earth.
Element: Earth.
Damage: 0.5 x Physical Attack x (Physical Attack)
Quote: "Earth's anger running through my arms! Earth Slash!"
Doom Fist
(Secret Fist)
1 1 Now 300
Invite slow, certain death with blows to pressure points.
Effect: Doom.
Success Rate: 50 + Magic Attack
Quote: "Cast down to hell with your fingers! Secret Fist!"
(Stigma Magic)
1 2 Now 200
Release positive energy to remove status ailments.
Removes: Stone, Blind, Confuse, Silence, Berserk, Toad, Poison, Sleep, Immobilize, Disable.
Success Rate: 120 + Physical Attack
Chakra 1 2 Now 350
Draw out the energy within the body's chakra points to restore HP and MP.
Restore HP: 5 x Physical Attack
Restore MP: 5 x Physical Attack / 2
Revive 1 1 Now 500
Calls back dead units with a loud cry.
Removes: KO.
Restore HP: Restores 20% of Max HP
Success Rate: 70 + Physical Attack

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[]

Martial Arts is the command of the Master Monk.

Skill Equipment Effect AP
Pummel Eight-Fluted Pole Attack the target with two consecutive punches. 300
Dark Fist Battle Bamboo Sacrifices HP to deal a blindingly fast attack that pierces its target. 300
Withering Strike Gokuu Pole An attack that deals damage based on the user's current HP. The lower the HP, the greater the damage. 400
Lifebane Esztam Baton Strike at the target's vitals. Has a chance to DOOM the target. 400
Holy Strike Sanjiegun Focus the wrath of the gods into a powerful strike. Deals holy damage. 350
Cross-counter Fanatic Use the target's own Counter ability to deal massive damage. 350
Inner Focus Tonfa Manipulate the user's ki to rid the body of the impurities. Restores HP and removes debuffs. 300
Rend Armor Cypress Pole A powerful attack with a chance to destroy the target's armor. 350

Bravely Default[]

Martial Arts is the Monk's fixed job command.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[]

The Monk uses the Martial Arts command.


Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development.