Chinese traditional art
KunTao is Hokkien/Fukien dialect and means “fist way”
It is the general name used for those styles of Chinese traditional arts the Chinese immigrants brought with them to various South East Asian countries. KunTao didn’t go through the same changes that Kung Fu in the mainland did. It was always needed for defence and had to adapt to new environments, different mentalities, different weapons etc. KunTao became often, but not always, influenced by the local styles around South East Asia e.g. Silat. A lot of techniques and practices one might consider “traditional” would in KunTao find it’s own natural practical solution.
The way M.A.T.T Combatives practice is true to its Chinese roots. With focus on power-generation, conditioning and hardening of the body, and combat effectiveness. You will not find any flashy techniques. But will only find principles, techniques, short forms etc. that directly lends itself to actual combat.