Martial Arts Skill
New skills are always a factor in the
creation of an expansion, and in World Adventures the new skills are
naturally linked to the travel and holiday destinations -- which
means your Sim will have to go on holiday and spend some of their
time working on unlocking and improving the new skills to obtain
-- Martial Arts --
The new Martial Arts skill is unlocked
when your Sim visits the Phoenix Academy of Martial Arts in Shang
Simla. Your Sims can work out and train there, and they can also
purchase a Training Dummy, a Board Breaker, and Martial Arts Books
that they can then take home with them and use to train at home. The
trait Disciplined increases its learning rate for this skill.
Sims get rewarded with different color
belts when they acquire different levels in Martial Arts, just as in
real life to show-off their Sim Fu skills.
-- Level 1 Martial Arts
Once a Sim develops their skill to
Level 1 they can spar with other Sims, which allows them to increase
their Martial Arts skill as a process of their training sessions.
-- Level 4 Martial Arts
Once your Sim reaches Level 4 in their
Martial Arts training, they can enter the Shang Simla Martial Arts
Tournaments by simply making a phone call to enter a tournament, at
which point they can choose their tourney rival and declare a Ranked
Following the match, assuming your Sim
wins they can advance in their skill rank.
Sparring is the
best way to level two Sims in Martial Arts
-- Level 5 Martial Arts
Once your Sim reaches Level 5 your Sims
can use Meditate to increase their Martial Arts Skill. Meditating for
one hour triggers the Meditative Focus moodlet, which has a duration
of 15 minutes and increases with continued Mediation -- but it will
max-out above 4 hours of meditation focus, after which your Sim will
begin to glow and levitate! After that they can then Zen-Teleport to
any location on the map, ending both the Meditation session and the
The Master of Meditation (MOM)
achievement allows your Sim to teleport via Tranquil Transference,
and can be used any time your Sim has 30 minutes of focus remaining.
If your Sim has more than that in focus they can teleport several
times -- but each teleport requires an additional 30 minutes of
-- Level 8 Martial Arts
Once your Sim reaches Level 8, your
Sims can focus their Chi into attacks when sparring as well as
perform techniques like jumping kicks and throwing force kicks while
airborne. When your Sims reached Level 7 in the Martial Arts skill
they can then teach other Sims the skills as well.
Warning: The Mummies in Al Simhara all
have martial arts skills at Level 10, so before you start seriously
getting in to tomb exploration and questing in general you will want
to have your Sim learn Martial Arts!
-- Martial Arts Abilities, Levels, and
The abilities in Martial Arts are
level-based so leveling your skills are not simply a good idea, it is
required... The following information will show you the
Level 1 -- White Belt -- Spar
Level 2 -- Yellow Belt -- Break Foam
Level 3 -- Orange Belt -- Break Balsa
Level 4 -- Green Belt -- Enter
tournaments, Break Oak board
Level 5 -- Green Belt -- Meditate
Level 6 -- Blue Belt -- Break Thin
Level 7 -- Blue Belt -- Break Space
Rock Block with Disciplined Trait
Level 8 -- Brown Belt
Level 9 -- Black Belt -- Break Space
Level 10 -- Black & Gold Belt
the Training Dummy levels Martial Arts
-- Martial Arts Opportunities
In its continuing demand for local
stardom, the Stadium Sports Association, has chosen you as the most
promising delegate for the Platinum Belt Championships. It's a huge
honor and there's a handsome reward for the winner.
Goal: Go to China, become Grand Master,
return home, and report to the stadium.
A Sim has been trying to attain a
greater understanding of life through hours of meditation but it
hasn't worked yet. They've suggested that you might have the patience
to sit it out and let them know if it's actually possible.
Goal: Gain Meditative Focus moodlet
then enlighten a Sim.
Reward: Cash and a relationship boost.
The Spa Restoration
The Day Spa wants to hold another
session with a good Martial Artist to teach Sims how to ease stress
by emptying their minds.
Location: Day Spa.
Goal: Give a Class at the Spa.
Try the Tourney
There's a Martial Arts tournament in
Shang Simla and the local association wants to bring home the team
prize. They will sponsor a stipend and reward for anyone who wins a
Goal: Go to China, defeat a Sim in a
ranked match, return home, and report to the stadium.
The Ultimate Challenge
The Stadium is sponsoring a contest to
see if anyone can break the supposedly indestructible Space Rock on a
Goal: Break a Space Rock using the
Board Breaker then report in at the stadium.
As a side-note, regardless of how much
effort went in to capping-off the Martial Arts skill, I have never
experienced an event that caused me to regret gaining those levels.
Many times the ability to defend themselves in hand-to-hand combat
has, in my opinion, saved lives, and certainly prevented the sort of
grief in-game that death of a well-developed Sim might have, I am