Welcome to KunTao Silat Central

This video is a short introduction to the American Martial LifeStyle known as KunTao Silat. The beauty of KunTao Silat is that the forms and training methods translate directly into actual combat techniques. Practitioners do not train one way and fight another. Many of KunTao Silat’s movements are unique and much of what makes it so effective is rooted in a very unique synergism of legwork and handwork, whether armed or unarmed. KunTao Silat Practitioners build the legwork and handwork into their daily life so they can train constantly. Constant KunTao Silat Training also provides health benefits and helps to correct many chronic physical problems.

American KunTao Silat goes much deeper into the self-healing arts that so many Americans need because of the destructive lifestyle most American lead. AKTS is also a more ‘erect’ art although it, like Malabar, provides for ground-fighting while standing on two legs

This video is a short greeting from KunTao Silat’s founder, Steve Gartin.

The top brown menu is primarily for new visitors while the bottom green menu is for current students. The FAQ is growing and is a good place to look for specific answers. The KunTao Silat Learning Forum is a great place to gather information from what the People have been saying for many years.Folks can register for the Learning KunTao Silat Forum without having been confirmed for Membership.

All of the forms required for advancement in the Distance Learning or Guru Certification Course are free for the public to view from the Community tab drop-down Learn KunTao Silat on the top brown menu.

Please feel free to contact us by using the Contact KunTao Silat tab with any questions or comments you may have.

KunTao Silat Overview

Certification Courses

GCC – Guru Certification Course for Teachers

PCC – Practitioner Certification Course for Personal practice

Inner Circle

Advanced Applications of KunTao Silat

Members Only: Subscription based – required for GCC – optional for PCC

All Applicants must successfully complete Level One



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There are three paths to join the KunTao Silat learning process.

Those wanting to learn for their own purposes can choose to download the video learning program or to order DVDs.

If you want to teach KunTao Silat, the path is the lesser traveled and requires On-Line Learning and Video Testing, so you click “Join.”

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As the Distance Learning Program has advanced through the decades the needs of the student practitioners have become more apparent and we have responded by making a distinction between those who desire to learn KTS for their own personal purposes and those who want to share KTS with their family, friends and local community. The Distance Learning Program now consists of both the Practitioner and Teacher branches of both Malabar and American KunTao Silat.

Both systems are the same for Practitioner and Teacher, but the major distinction lies in the qualifications for certification. In addition to competent performance of the forms and kembaggan, Teachers will be required to provide applications of the forms and training exercises, lead a practice group and be a member of the Inner Circle or Learning Management System. New InnerCircle memberships are now restricted only to those folks who have tested and passed Level One.

KunTao Silat presents its state-of-the-art on-line learning system for martial arts enthusiasts and professionals who have a desire to learn one of the premier martial arts in the world. Since its inception in 1979 KTS has been a collegiate calibre martial pursuit for high-level martial artists all over the world. Yet few competent teachers of this art have been available to the public at large. Steve Gartin, one of the best known and well respected teachers of KTS has laboured for decades to bring video instruction to the world by way of video tapes, then DVDs and now a complete, multi-faceted on-line learning system perfect for those who know they want to certify to teach KunTao Silat publicly.

As of April First 2016 those seeking to learn KunTao Silat have three decades of video seminars, workshoppes, inner circle gatherings and private instruction by the great grand masters of various kuntao and silat arts immediately available on-line at the click of a mouse. See: https://kuntaosilat.com/product/kuntao-silat-online-learning-system/

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Distance Learning Program (DLP) is the encompassing term for our certification courses for both groups, those who seek to teach (GCC), and those who only seek to learn and practice (PCC).