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Also known as Silat Tomoi
Focus Striking
Hardness Full contact
Country of origin Malaysia Malaysia
Parenthood Silat Embo
Olympic sport No

Tomoi is an unarmed offensive martial art from Malaysia practiced mainly in the northern states of Kedah, Trengganu, and Kelantan.

During the 1970s and 80s, tomoi was so popular that tournaments and exhibition matches were held at Kuala Lumpur's National Stadium. Authorities later stopped encouraging the sport due to the fights that would break out among spectators.[1] In its native Kelantan, Tomoi particularly flourished during the 1960s and 1970s before the Islamization movement beginning in the 1980s.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Kamaruzaman Yaacob (Aug 9, 2006). "Kickboxing making comeback". The Star.