Martial Arts (拳術, Ken Jutsu?), also known as Punch Art and Punch Skill, is a command ability from Final Fantasy Tactics. It is used by the Monk. The abilities in Martial Arts involve dealing a lot of damage with bare fists. It features several ranged attacks (Aurablast, Shockwave), a reviving ability (Revive), and a healing ability which also restores MP (Chakra), one of the very few skills in the game to do so. Many of its skills calculate using the character's Physical Attack value, making it useful on just about any warrior class.

Monk job command. Turns bare fists into lethal weapons.

The damage for Pummel is as follows:

3.0 x Physical Attack x (random number from 1 to PWR)

The damage for other attack skills are as follows:

0.5 x Physical Attack x (Physical Attack + PWR)

The success rate of Doom Fist is as follows:

Magick Attack + PWR

The success rate of all other abilities is as follows:

Physical Attack + PWR

The amount of MP that Chakra heals is equal to half of the HP restored. The amount of HP that Chakra heals is as follows:

Physical Attack x PWR
PS1 Name PSP Name Description Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Spin Fist Cyclone Turn in a circle, attacking with backhand blows. 1 2 Now 150
Repeating Fist Pummel Strike many times in quick succession.
Quote: "Fight for justice...fists of fury! Repeated Fist!"
1 1 Now 300
Wave Fist Aurablast Employ one's martial spirit to strike a distant foe.
Quote: "Burning anger rising... Burst! Wave Fist!"
3 3 Now 300
Earth Slash Shockwave Release spiritual energy mighty enough to rend the earth.
Element: Earth.
Quote: "Earth's anger running through my arms! Earth Slash!"
8 4 Now 600
Secret Fist Doom Fist Invite slow, certain death with blows to pressure points.
Effect: Doom.
Quote: "Cast down to hell with your fingers! Secret Fist!"
1 1 Now 300
Stigma Magic Purification Release positive energy to remove status ailments.
Removes: Stone, Blind, Confuse, Silence, Berserk, Toad, Poison, Sleep, Immobilize, Disable.
1 2 Now 200
Chakra Draw out the energy within the body's chakra points to restore HP and MP. 1 2 Now 350
Revive Calls back dead units with a loud cry.
Removes: KO.
1 1 Now 500

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


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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.


  • On the PlayStation version of Final Fantasy Tactics, the quote for Pummel is "Fight for justice...fists of fury! Repeated Fist!" refers to Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury where Chen Zhen fights to defend the honor of the Chinese in the face of foreign aggression, and to bring to justice those responsible for his master's death.