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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER CELEBRATES 45TH YEAR IN THE DAYTON AREA!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is truly dedicated to the development and improvement in the field of martial arts training, established since 1976 in the Dayton – Miami Valley area. The premier in mixed martial arts since 1976 that brought Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Traditional Chinese Martial Arts-Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi, Kobudo Training, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Traditional Jiu-Jitsu, and Qi-Gong. We also offer Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD program was developed by GM Manuel Taningco, who taught it to USAirForce Security Forces and US Marine Instructors at the Quantico, Virginia headquarters and to the Philippine Marines Ternate, Cavite base, Special Action Forces (SAF), to Close Protection Agencies and law enforcement.

Through proper methodology and studies, continuous research, and fine-tuning of practical self-defense application, we will lead you on to “the road to self-discovery.” Helping students build their self-confidence and life skill sets. Learning to conquer fear and overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is beyond a Black Belt School.

An institute for higher learning and tradition of excellence in the martial arts and its ideas, one will find it easy to grow with the highest expectations possible. Our pledge to help one’s discovery is also our passion and commitment to our teachings at TAMA Martial Arts Center.

Courses Offered – 8 separate Martial arts discipline

Kenpo Karate

Our system came from the late Grandmaster Donald Fong from China handed down to Grandmaster Tim Gasper.

Jiu-jitsu (BJJ)

Combining a blend of techniques from these grappling styles, TAMA’s Grappling and Submission Fighting class is one of our most exciting and popular.

Muay Thai Kickboxing

Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has been teaching authentic Muay Thai, and kickboxing for over 20 years.

TaiQi (TaiChi)

T’ai Chi Ch’uan (“Taijiquan”) is a soft martial art belonging to the “Internal Family” (Nei Jia), along with such martial arts as Baguazhang, and Xing-Yi.

Aikijutsu (Aikido)

Aikijutsu is said to have been founded by Prince Tejun, the sixth son of the Emperor Seiwa.

Filipino Kali / Eskrima / JKD

During all the war and strife, the art of Arnis de Mano struggled along. In early times, it was not known as Arnis de Mano.

Krav Maga / ISD / Self-Protection

Krav Maga is a modern, and dynamic, military self-defense and fighting system developed for the Israel Defense Forces.

Kung-Fu

Tien Shan Pai is a northern style which originated in the Tien Shan mountains of northwestern China. It is well known in Taiwan as an effective fighting style.

GM Manuel Taningco Featured In Affiliate News Networks

GM Taningco Featured in Black Belt Magazines, Karate Illustrated & USA Dojo

Our Featured TAMA Instructors IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Aaron Angel

Aaron Angel

Kung-fu & Tai-Qi Instructor

Cheryl Basil

Cheryl Basil

Kenpo Karate Instructor

Ben Buschur

Ben Buschur

BJJ Asst. Instructor

Seth Clark

Seth Clark

Muay Thai Instructor

Noah Cox

Noah Cox

Kenpo Karate Asst. Instructor

Nick Durst

Nick Durst

Muay Thai Asst. Instructor

Elaina Gerdes

Elaina Gerdes

Kenpo Karate Instructor

Deb Jutte

Deb Jutte

Tai-Qi Instructor

Greg Jutte

Greg Jutte

Tai-Qi Instructor

Wade Kehner

Wade Kehner

Kenpo Karate Instructor

Riley Lombard

Riley Lombard

Kenpo Karate Instructor

Shane McGill

Shane McGill

Aikijutsu Instructor

Thomas Reynolds (JR)

Thomas Reynolds (JR)

BJJ JiuJitsu Instructor

Bryan Spitler

Bryan Spitler

Kenpo Karate Instructor

Jaden Taningco

Jaden Taningco

Kenpo & FMA Instructor

Lee Taningco

Lee Taningco

Muay Thai & Boxing Instructor

Manuel R. Taningco

Manuel R. Taningco

Founder of Tama/Grandmaster

Dr. Michael Timpone

Dr. Michael Timpone

Kung-fu Instructor

Doug Vaughan

Doug Vaughan

FMA Instructor

Ty Wetzel

Ty Wetzel

Kenpo Karate Instructor

Do you want to be a champion in life?

Give yourself or your child a “Gift Of CONFIDENCE. Help your child build lifelong skills and learn practical self-defense techniques. One of many solutions to stop being bullied.

Learn About Where Students Travel From

Centerville

Springboro

Beavercreek

Liberty Township

Brookville

Dayton

Bellbrook

Clayton

Englewood

Kettering

Oakwood

Huber Heights

Moraine

West Carollton

Vandalia

Xenia

Fairborn

Yellow Springs

Miamisburg

Union

Tipp City

Trotwood

Carlisle

New Carlise

Franklin

Riverside

Clayton

Troy

Middletown

Montgomery Counties

Green Counties

Miami Counties

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OUR SUCCESS STORIES

This place is amazing! All of the instructors are great and very friendly. If your looking for a new way to get in shape this is the place. You can learn self defense and get the workout of a lifetime at the same time. I leave dripping wet and happy every time! I have a young son that i enrolled as well and he enjoys it very much. I can see the discipline and motor shills coming together nicely. If your on the fence, jump!! You will not be disappointed.


Jeremy Giehl

Master T and his staff are amazing. We are extremely happy here with the wonderful life experience our son is learning and how confident he is becoming in himself. Tama has really changed my sons outlook and I cannot express my gratitude enough.


Tiffany Lewis

TAMA Martial Arts Academy is like a second home to me. The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and if you can take the time to watch and listen, improvement comes quickly. With a variety of disciplines for people of all ages, it is definitely worth your time and money. Anyone who says differently most likely did not stick around long enough to find out. If you are motivated and willing to learn, this is the place for you.


Seth Longstreth

I have been training at TAMA since 2008 when I transferred up from the sister school in Middletown. Master T. has mentored me throughout my time at TAMA. I now have experience in many areas such as Kali, Muay Thai, bjj, karate, and tai chi. I tested and received my second degree black belt in kempo because of the training and discipline I experienced here. I highly recommend TAMA.


cheryl basil

Master Taningco and all of the instructors at TAMA have been very helpful on teaching and training my 12 year old son. My son has enjoyed his first experiences learning about karate and is very happy he joined the school. A great place for both kids and adults. TAMA offers a wide range of classes in many various disciplines of martial arts. Very family friendly and a place I recommend to all.


Chad Soehner

Do you want to be confident in life?

Give yourself or your child a “GIFT OF CONFIDENCE”. Help your child build lifelong skills and learn practical self-defense. Having confidence is one many of the solutions for anti-bullying.