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What is Kuntao? Cultural Marginality in the Indo-Malay Martial Arts Tradition

By Philip H.J. Davies, Ph.D.




What is Kuntao? Cultural Marginality in the Indo-Malay Martial Arts Tradition

There are some general categories of martial arts found in Indonesia that are formulated on the social background of the practitioners:?“overseas Chinese” immigrants (kuntao), and Indo-Malay mainstream of Nusantara culture and history, (silat and pukulan). Because of varying degress of mixing martial traditions, the term “kuntao” is ambiguous.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 9 No. 2 (2000): 20 pages.


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