Our group recently started up a campaign in L5R 3rd edition. I decided to go with a Dragon Clan monk. After a few play sessions, I'm starting to run into issues finding a role for the character. We have enough ranged characters in the party ( two dedicated archers, a shugenga (wizard), and a scout) that it doesn't make much sense for me to rush into melee. Either the party kills the threat or it was too strong to engage with face-to-face anyway.
My ideal solution would be to tweak the character to be more support oriented. After all, those squishy ranged sorts need someone to watch their backs. Unfortunately, this system doesn't seem to offer many tools to actually support that playstyle. I have my tattoos (Bat, Arrowroot, Blaze, and Bellflower), but those are pretty limited. Apparently dragon clan monks don't get 'kiho' abilities like normal monks.
Are there any skills or abilities I can pick up that will let me adapt this character to better fit the party? Is 'run up and punch hard' really my only option?