A Martial Arts Fighter in Middle-Earth might be:
- Dyrian fighter
- a Maia of Tulkas' People
- a descendant of the Caranchor-i-gaer
- a Ky'taari Monk
- a Member of the Darin Tesarath
- a Monk of Ereg Eiren
- an orcish Pitfighter
- a Servant Of Tulkas or Tulkashildi
- Unarmed fighter of Seabright
- a Wômaw Wrestler
- a Yarkbalka-style fighter
The MERP Books frequently mentions folk wrestling and boxing among the Men of Middle-Earth, High-Elves and some Númenóreans knew the unarmed fighting arts of the Servants of Tulkas, the Orcs knew a style of Wrestling (Or."Parfutag") which included use of fangs, claws, strangling and techniques of leaping or jumping and pulling down the opponent.A human Culture that knew a rather exotic kind of Martial arts were the Dyrians.Dyrian Fighting was a style of unarmed combat of which several rival schools and philosophies existed.In the Utter South the Drelic Monks of Ereg Eiren had also developed a style of unarmed combat.in the Farthest East the Womaw had developed a sport known as wômarin-wrestling, in which especially trained heavy and broad opponents tried to best each other in unarmed combat.
Martial Arts, especially eastern martial arts play a wider role in Rolemaster, there are Nerve Strikes and Locking Holds and diverse Styles such as Karate¸ Taekwondo¸ Ninjutsu, Sumo, Ken-jutsu, italian- and spanish fencing or savate are covered within the game System. Rolemaster professions that include martial Arts fighting are for example:Ashigaru, Ninja, Sohei, Taoist, Samurai, Yamabushi or Zen-Monk. Rolemaster also includes stats and descriprtions for Eastern weapons such as the Katana, Wakizashi, Tonfa,¸Tetsubo,¸Yari and¸Dai-Kyu.