When creating a monk character, if you’re going to base them or have them be inspired by a real-life martial artist, learn what that martial artist’s primary martial art was and study its movements and philosophies for better roleplaying. For example, if you base your character off of Bruce Lee, take a look at some Jeet Kune Do moves and base your character’s fight moves off of those. This also works with fictional characters if you know what martial art they’re using.
“The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.”
“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” -Bruce Lee