The most common form of fighting is hand to hand fighting.
Whether this involves a fist, claw or a wielded weapon, it
still is necessary to successfully make contact with the
target for the attack to work. And as common sense dictates,
most targets won't stand still for you to beat upon them.
In order to be able to land attacks upon your opponent, you
must be skilled in fighting. This requires physical strength,
and deftness. A keen mind able to anticipate the opponent is
also a desirable trait. Without this skill in fighting, all
you will be doing is making holes in the air, which not only
makes you look bad, it can make you end up feeling bad as well.