|Martial Arts (Vampire Slayer) in action|
By the way, it looks like RQ6 approaches this through its new Mysticism rules, and they'll probably be much better than these anyway, but for the nonce...
Each Tradition or School teaches a Combat Style, the Martial Arts skills, probably a few other skills, and a variety of Techniques that help modify the Combat Style by adding Combat Maneuvers, abilities and effects through the Martial Arts skill. It may also teach Heroic Abilities.
Martial Arts (Specific Tradition) skill (POW + DEX)
The Martial Arts skill is used to apply martial arts techniques to a Combat Style. Each ten percent of Martial Arts skill allows the martial artist to apply 1 point of technique to his/her combat style for the combat action (round?).
This skill is not rolled against when fighting. Its value merely limits how much the martial artist may modify his/her combat style.
In fantastical worlds, each Technique used may cost 1 Magic Point.