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Monks adopt many different fighting styles.
Urgathoa's Hunger is a divine fighting technique.

Many fighting styles are taught and performed on Golarion. There follows a listing of some of these grouped by their geographic association.

Avistan

Fighting styles of Avistan include:

Adder's strike
a Taldan sword strike used, for instance, in fencing[1]
Aldori defender
a defensively focused fighting style that uses the Aldori dueling sword[2]
Aldori school of sword fighting
perfect for duels or flashy combat, but can also be used for practical fighting[3][4]
Andoren defense
originates in Andoran, it involves a two-handed grasp of one's sword[5]
Elliendo defense
a defensive style for sword fighting[6]
Hamatulatsu
an exotic but deadly fighting form inspired by the varying attacks of the barbed devil[7]
Melekatha
an exotic fighting technique designed by the vanished-archon Melek Taus[8]
Order of the Stalwart Fist
a combination of Tian and Qadiran combat techniques taught at the Taldan Monastery of the Seven Forms[9]
Rondelero
a Taldan style using a falcata and buckler[10]
Thunder and Fang
a Shoanti combat style using an earth breaker and klar[11]
The Vessel Between
practiced by the Daggermark Assassins' Guild, relying on stealth, agility, and secrecy[12]
Whirling dervish
a Sarenrae-inspired style employs agile footwork to confound and evade enemies[13]

Garund

A Pahmet monk wields his race's signature hammers.

The diverse and ancient cultures of Garund developed many unique fighting styles of their own:

Pahmet
the sand dwarves of Osirion modeled their signature hammer-based fighting style around the resilient, immovable traits of sphinxes, creatures they particularly respect.[14]
Ouat
monks of the Ouat adapted their unarmed style from the Pahmet's hammer mastery.[14]

Tian Xia

Fighting styles of Tian Xia may often refer to a beast in their title. Some of the styles include:

Condor Fist Style
associated with the Condor Fist Society in Lingshen[15]
Crane Steps Forth[16]
Flowing Strikes[17]
Forest Storm[18]
Gathered the Sun[19]
Horse Stance[20]
Lazy Serpent[21]
Monkey Plucks the Peaches[22]
Quivering Palm
a unarmed strike to the chest that incapacitates the victim[23]
Scorpion Pincer[24]
Tiger Prowl, Crane Dive[25]
Tip the Leaf[24]
Twin White Palms
the only unarmed blow capable of slaying an immortal[26]
Ular Tangan
a serpentine fighting style[27]

References

  1. Dave Gross. (2013). "The Fencing Master", Paizo Publishing, LLC.
  2. Benjamin Bruck, John Compton, Crystal Frasier, et al. (2017). Adventurer's Guide, p. 22. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-938-7
  3. Benjamin Bruck, Jason Bulmahn, Matt Goodall, and Jason Nelson. (2012). Paths of Prestige, p. 4. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-451-1
  4. Benjamin Bruck, John Compton, Crystal Frasier, et al. (2017). Adventurer's Guide, p. 20–21. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-938-7
  5. Dave Gross. (2011). Master of Devils, p. 53. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-357-6
  6. Dave Gross. (2011). Master of Devils, p. 50. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-357-6
  7. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 83. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  8. Jonathan H. Keith, Colin McComb, Steven E. Schend, Leandra Christine Schneider, and Amber E. Scott. (2009). Cheliax, Empire of Devils, p. 13. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-191-6
  9. Joshua J. Frost. (2009). Taldor, Echoes of Glory, p. 4. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-169-5
  10. Paris Crenshaw, Ron Lundeen, and David Schwartz. (2015). Melee Tactics Toolbox, p. 2. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-732-1
  11. Michael Kortes. (2008). A History of Ashes. A History of Ashes, p. 28. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-093-3
  12. Joshua J. Frost. (2010). Daggermark. Guide to the River Kingdoms, p. 13. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-203-6
  13. Dennis Baker, et al. (2014). Advanced Class Origins, p. 22-23. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-674-4
  14. 14.0 14.1 Shaun Hocking, Rob McCreary, and Jason Nelson. (2013). People of the Sands, p. 12–13. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-601-0
  15. Dave Gross. (2011). Master of Devils, p. 81, 278. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-357-6
  16. Dave Gross. (2011). Master of Devils, p. 51, 67. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-357-6
  17. Dave Gross. (2011). Master of Devils, p. 37. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-357-6
  18. Dave Gross. (2011). Master of Devils, p. 247. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-357-6
  19. Dave Gross. (2012). Queen of Thorns, p. 60. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-463-4
  20. Dave Gross. (2011). Master of Devils, p. 67, 210. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-357-6
  21. Dave Gross. (2011). Master of Devils, p. 67. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-357-6
  22. Dave Gross. (2011). Master of Devils, p. 67, 72. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-357-6
  23. Dave Gross. (2011). Master of Devils, p. 17. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-357-6
  24. 24.0 24.1 Dave Gross. (2011). Master of Devils, p. 71. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-357-6
  25. Dave Gross. (2011). Master of Devils, p. 288. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-357-6
  26. Dave Gross. (2011). Master of Devils, p. 326. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-357-6
  27. Dave Gross. (2011). Master of Devils, p. 293. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-357-6