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Kuntao Jesse Russell

Kuntao

Jesse Russell

Published January 18th 2012
ISBN : 9785510795578
Paperback
102 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Kuntao or kuntaw (Chinese:, Tagalog: kuntaw) is a Hokkien term for martial arts created by the Chinese community of Southeast Asia, particularly the Malay Archipelago. Literally meaning way of the fist,MoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Kuntao or kuntaw (Chinese:, Tagalog: kuntaw) is a Hokkien term for martial arts created by the Chinese community of Southeast Asia, particularly the Malay Archipelago. Literally meaning way of the fist, the word kuntao more accurately translates as fighting art. Although it is most commonly practiced in Indonesia among the Chinese Indonesian communities, styles of kuntao are also practiced in Singapore, Malaysia (especially Borneo) and the Philippines, where Chinese martial arts were brought by merchants, labourers and other settlers from south China. The styles had to be adapted to different terrain, competing against local styles and fighting with local weapons. Many (if not most) styles of kuntao have incorporated techniques from silat and some forms even changed their name from kuntao to silat. Styles which combine both kuntao and silat together are sometimes called kuntao silat.