For centuries, great warriors have looked to nature and the multiverse to find inspiration in battle. Countless monastic and contemplative orders have crafted intricate unarmed fighting styles based on the deadliness and grace of natural and supernatural creatures. Although many such fighting techniques were created by secretive orders, they have since spread to practitioners the world over.
As a swift action, you can enter the stance employed by the fighting style a style feat embodies. Although you cannot use a style feat before combat begins, the style you are in persists until you spend a swift action to switch to a different combat style. You can use a feat that has a style feat as a prerequisite only while in the stance of the associated style. For example, if you have feats associated with Mantis Style and Tiger Style, you can use a swift action to adopt Tiger Style at the start of one turn, and then can use other feats that have Tiger Style as a prerequisite. By using another swift action at the start of your next turn, you could adopt Mantis Style and use other feats that have Mantis Style as a prerequisite.
- Kakute-Ryu-Ninjutsu: This fighting style is built around weapons that conform fairly closely to the wielder’s hand and are used to add mass to unarmed strikes, or allow unarmed strikes to also deal slashing or piercing damage, including the bich’hwa, brass knuckles, cestus, dan bong, gauntlet, kerambit, klar, knuckle axe, pata, punching dagger, rope gauntlet, spiked gauntlet, thorn bracer, tekko-kagi, tonfa, and tri-bladed katar. These are referred to as Kakute-Ryu-Ninjutsu weapons in feats related to this style.
- Kusari-Ryu-Ninjutsu: This fighting style focuses on flexible weapons that include lengths of rope or chain in their design, including the battle poi, bladed scarf, dire flail, double-chained kama, kusarigama, kyoketsu shoge, lasso, meteor hammer, net, nine-section whip, rope dart, scorpion whip, spiked chain, and whip. These are referred to as Kusari-Ryu-Ninjutsu weapons in feats related to this style.