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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER COMMEMORATES 45TH YEAR In Service all over Amity and neighboring areas!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is really dedicated to the growth and enhancement in the field of martial arts in Amity. The highly regarded in mixed martial arts since 1976 that introduced Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Classic Chinese Martial Arts-Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi, Kobudo Classes, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Classic Jiu-Jitsu, and Qi-Gong. We also feature Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD program was created by GM Manuel Taningco, who trained it to USAirForce Defense 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.

Via decent method and studies, continual study, and fine-tuning of practicable self-defense application, we will lead you on “the road to self-discovery.” Aiding individuals build their self-esteem and life ability. Understanding to conquer anxiety and overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is beyond a Black Belt Academy.

An establishment for much higher learning and practice of quality in the martial arts and its techniques, one will discover it simple to grow with the greatest expectations possible. Our assurance to assist one’s discovery is also our passion and commitment to our trainings at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We provided eight distinct selection of martial arts course separately. Tama is the premier Martial arts center started in 1976 in the Dayton area that have actually featured more than just three martial arts discipline not only in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Amity. Tama establishes the benchmark for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton area long before the term Mixed Martial Arts come in.


Amity Kempo Karate originated from the late Grandmaster Donald Fong from China handed down to Grandmaster Tim Gasper. Grandmaster Tim Gasper bestowed the position and also qualification of Professorship 8th (dan) degree Black Belt on Master Taningco in 1998.

Master Taningco is the only individual to ever proceed his training under Grandmaster Gasper for over 26 years! Grandmaster Gasper has integrated the arts of Chinese Shaolin Kung-fu, Okinawan Kempo Karate-do, Judo and also Jujitsu. Before Grandmaster Gasper’s guidance, Master Taningco studied Okinawan Shotokan Karate and also Weaponries under his older sibling Master Alex Taningco.



Master Taningco is a Certified Kempo Jiu-Jitsu Teacher under Master Gasper, Dan Zan-Ryu-Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Ancso. He is likewise learnt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and also Filipino Dumog ground-fighting.

Mixing a blend of techniques from these grappling styles, Amity Jiujitsu course is one of our most amazing and also popular. The trainees get to know genuine Jiu-Jitsu and also Judo throws, break falls along with ground combating as we would call it. We guide two types of grappling, classic with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms and also the contemporary Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts and also t-shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has actually been teaching authentic Muay Thai, and also kickboxing for over 20 years. He has actually guided professional and also non-professional Amity Muay Thai warriors. Taningco is one of the most achieved Muay Thai coach who provide lessons not only Muay Thai in Dayton but likewise 7 Martial Arts in Amity. We also have a competition team for those who choose to be competitive amateur and also professional.

Taningco is a certified muay thai trainer under Kru Vut Kamnark of the United World Muay Thai Association. He has actually trained under Master Gasper, who also battled in Thailand (his very first Muay Thai trainer), Guru Dan Inosanto, and also Kru Vut, Kru Sakasem, Kru Pongyin are all from Thailand. So enroll in the dynamic course trained by the one and only Master Taningco.



T’ai Chi Ch’ uan (also translated as “Taijiquan”), is a “soft” fighting style coming from the “ Inner Family” (Nei Jia), along with such martial arts as Pa Kua Chang (Baguazhang), and also Hsing-I Ch’ uan (Xing-Yi). T’ai Chi complements the much more exertive, “external” (Wai Jia), martial arts, like Kenpo Karate and also Muay Thai. Translated, T’ai Chi Ch’ uan indicates “Ultimate Boxing” or “ Endless Fist,” and also can be traced back to the old Taoist “Chang, San-Feng,” though the practice might have existed for hundreds of years before that time in a much more fundamental form and also under a different name.

No matter when or precisely by whom it was started, Amity TaiChi seems directly linked to and also rooted in Taoist principles of Yin and also Yang.


The name of our style (RYU) is Icho and also has a really special definition. The Patch we wear on our gi is a layout of three ginkgo leaves. “Icho” is Japanese for ginkgo. The three leaf design is Sensei Lau’s family crest. The three leaves represents mind, body, and also spirit. The Icho Ryu oath reads:

  • Train your mind
  • Develop your body
  • Polish your spirit

As you train the Amity Aikijutsu you need to always strive to create these three principles.



Amity Kali is known for its powerful footwork, fluid hand techniques, and also effective weaponry. When these components combine, Kali is a full martial arts training and self-defense program.

During all the battle and also quarrel, the art of Arnis de Mano struggled along. In early times, it was not known as Arnis de Mano. It was called Escrima and also was practiced primarily for self defense by the pre-Spanish Filipinos. These people were noted for their friendly nature and also famous hospitality.

The older Filipinos, who made stick fighting an art, favored to hit bone and also favored a stick to a blade. The stick left shattered bone rather than a clean cut. The hitting end of the stick can travel many times the speed of the empty hand. It feels nothing, whether it hits bone or flesh.

Amity Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Amity Krav Maga is a modern, and dynamic, military self-defense and fighting system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israeli security forces derived from a combination of techniques sourced from Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Aikido, Filipino Kali, Muay Thai, Jiujitsu, and Karate. Its focus on real-world combative situations and their effectiveness and efficiency. Imi Lichtenfeld who was the founder of Krav Maga – with his experience from the street-fighting experience of Hungarian-Israeli martial artist made use of his training as a boxer and a wrestler.



Tien Shan Pai is a northern style which came from the Tien Shan mountains of northwestern China. It is well known in Taiwan as an reliable combating style. Concurrently, it likewise consists of graceful empty-hand and also weapons forms stressing rhythm and also “ing shou” – the presentation of power accentuated by solid thuds made by the hands.

Amity Kungfu self-defense is defined by strikes from the side combined with multiple blocks, so that if one block falls short, the second can cover. Maneuvering is considered necessary to countering attacks; Tien Shan Pai focuses on low, consistent steps sideways, along with swift “hidden” steps to mislead the enemy. Apart From Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco likewise teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Amity and also its nearby areas.





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