Bangsamoro Martial Arts

by | Aug 28, 2014 | Panglantaw Mindanao


by Ruby Thursday More, Panglantaw Mindanao


Unknown to most Mindanawons, the martial arts Kuntao Silat used to be commonly practiced by Muslims in Mindanao. During the martial law years however, its followers had to train behind closed doors to evade suspicion. Restoring the practice of Kuntao Silat is the life mission of Abdulnasser Ampatuan, an ustadz (Arabic teacher). Ampatuan goes around villages in Kabacan, North Cotabato to teach girls and boys the art and principles of Kuntao Silat. [PM]

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