Tao refers to the Chinese martial arts as practiced in Indonesia.
The term means "Fist Way" just as "Kempo" or "Kune
Do" do. Students of the Chinese martial arts will find much
familiar in Kun Tao. Many well-known styles such as Taiji, Shantung
Black Tiger, and Fukien regional boxing are practiced in Indonesia.
The expression can be different, though. Different physical conditions
and contact with other fighting traditions have led to some divergence
from the arts as they are currently practiced in China. Due to
the unfortunate history of the Malays and ethnic Chinese in Indonesia
Kun Tao is not performed as openly or by as many as the various
styles of Pentjak Silat. It is studied mostly by those of Chinese
extraction. One of the best known teachers of Kun Tao in North
America is Sifu Willem de Thouars.