Kuntao (or kundao) is an Indonesian fighting style. It was developed before the birth of Christ by Chinese immigrants who transplanted Kung Fu and mixed it with maneuvers from Pentjak-Silat and Bersilat. There are many different substyles, some of which favor northern Chinese styles and some of which favor southern Chinese styles. Even today it is normally taught in secrecy, and only to those of Chinese ancestry. Traditionally, practitioners of Kuntao are rivals with practitioners of Pentjak-Silat, which is one of the reasons that both arts have seen actual combat use right up to the present day.
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