I dunno if you've ever watched old hong kong kung fu, but there are tons of weapon possibilities! Aside from bare fists, gloves & claws... there are staves and swords to shovel blades, spears, fans, melon balls, hammers, hell, even chopsticks. My personal favourite is the three sectional staff.
Yeah, that's true. I guess when I hear of a monk I just assume his body will be his main weapon. I'm not really sure why I get that image, though. I think of monks being passive, which isn't the case with this one, obviously, since he's killing things.
And those gameplay videos look great. I'm loving the fast attacks.
The Monk looks awesome. There's a ton of potential with this class. I'm thinking he'll probably be really quick, with emphasis on close range combat. Maybe with some type of combo/quick multiple hits type damage. Some type of aura (similar to the paladin) would probably fit in as well.
As for weapons, what fits in with monks aside from staves and bare handed? Maybe some time of gloves, or something?