Yeah, in Everquest 2 I used Monk. Loved Monk. It would be nice for both versions especially while combat revamp is underway (no pressure IS lol).
I'm generally a monk player in MMOs that offer it, as well!
Seeing martial arts in Ashes of Creation would certainly be cool! However, I can assure you that nothing in that image, between my exposed armpits or Margaret's fistful of fingers, has any hints or confirmations for Ashes of Creation 😅