Despite her introverted nature, it is a stark contrast to when sheโs in the throes of combat. When fighting against the Shinra and the many monsters which roam Gaia, she can finally let loose and vent her frustrations โ and what better way than to do so with those fists of fury? Her skills in martial arts certainly donโt make for a โreservedโ fighting style, after all. This is the one time when she can let it all out, so to speak. And if Tifa Lockhart makes a threat, you had better heed her warning: whilst theyโre few and far between, you can be confident in the fact that she has thought her actions and consequences through before making any threat. As such, expect no hesitation in having your ass well and thoroughly kicked by the raven-haired woman..
Being a martial artist taught by Zangan in contrast with her reserved personality, has made her deceptively strong. Her fighting style involves primarily punches and kicks, and she uses knuckles and claws as her weapons. Her skills put her on par with the rest of her friends โ including Cloud, an enhanced super soldier; and Barret, a battle-hardened leader wielding a cybernetic gun-arm โ despite not having the same advantages. Her training with Zangan is also made apparent by her physique, others commenting on her "tight muscles".
Tifa's techniques are showcased in her limit breaks. Among the most powerful are Dolphin Blow, an uppercut punch that summons a dolphin to attack with her, and Meteor Strike. She also draws strength from her chi, as seen with her Unbridled Strength can materialize her chi in the form of an orb that damages any foe in contact.