I really dig Fighting Arts. I also love playing characters way out of their depth.
The Learning Fighting Arts section doesn’t explicitly say “no Beginner’s Luck”, but it does only mention instruction and practice-- and there are no strikes or locks in the Universal Actions. Can my character no longer learn to fight by getting beaten up?
I see three ways through:
1: nope, we assume noncombatants are particularly ineffective until they get some coaching.
2: sure, they mimic some Fighting Art they’ve seen some examples of, and can learn the basic skill but no techniques.
3: sure, they create their own “Panicked Flailing” Fighting Art that has some handicapped actions and techniques.
2 is my favorite, I think. Which is RAW?