Can I just take a moment to say how excited I am to see Pathfinder Player Companion: Martial Arts Handbook finally hit bookshelves and digital downloads from paizo.com as a PDF? I am quite excited! This is the book that I've been waiting years to see and it's finally here!
Martial Arts Handbook provides new options for all characters that focus on martial forms of combat. While your first thought might be the likes of monks and brawlers, most any kind of character that uses strength, agility, or guile on the battlefield will find useful options in this book. The book features a number of options inspired both by real world fighting styles and previously established lore in Golarion. This includes the likes of the battle dancer, inspired by capoeira, and the Chu Ye enforcer, vigilantes that wearer dreaded oni masks to oppress the humans of Chu Ye.
In addition to providing martial options for several classes, including some unlikely classes like the medium of the master, we also expand on existing techniques already available to character. This means there are several new style feats, weapon tricks, and feats to grant you more options with your combat maneuvers. There are new techniques in this book, too! One of my favorites are the new combination techniques that grant you bonuses for successfully attacking the same target during a round. Throw in some signature moves and new equipment and this book becomes something you don't want to miss!
If you've been looking for a chance to improve your character's fighting style or just want a new way to hit a baddie, make sure to pick up Martial Arts Handbook!