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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER COMMEMORATES 45TH YEAR In Service all through Brown and neighboring areas!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is truly devoted to the growth and enhancement in the field of martial arts in Brown. The top 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 Courses, 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 created by GM Manuel Taningco, who demonstrated it to USAirForce Security Forces and United States Marine Trainers 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 decent technique and studies, continuous research, and fine-tuning of sensible self-defense application, we will certainly lead you on “the road to self-discovery.” Helping trainees build their confidence and life skill sets. Learning to control anxiety and overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is more than a Black Belt Academy.

An establishment for higher learning and tradition of perfection in the martial arts and its strategies, one will certainly experience it easy to grow with the highest expectations possible. Our guarantee to help one’s discovery is also our passion and commitment to our trainings at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We provided 8 distinct range of martial arts course separately. Tama is the leading Martial arts institution founded in 1976 in the Dayton area that have provided more than 7 martial arts style not only in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Brown. Tama specifies the fundamental for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton area long before the term Mixed Martial Arts come in.


Brown Kempo Karate came from the late Grandmaster Donald Fong from China passed on to Grandmaster Tim Gasper. Grandmaster Tim Gasper presented the position and also accreditation of Professorship 8th (dan) degree Black Belt on Master Taningco in 1998.

Master Taningco is the only individual to ever continue his training under Grandmaster Gasper for over 26 years! Grandmaster Gasper has combined the arts of Chinese Shaolin Kung-fu, Okinawan Kempo Karate-do, Judo and also Jujitsu. Just 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 Trainer under Master Gasper, Dan Zan-Ryu-Jiu-Jitsu under Teacher Ancso. He is likewise trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and also Filipino Dumog ground-fighting.

Integrating a blend of techniques from these grappling styles, Brown Jiujitsu course is among our most fascinating and also popular. The trainees learn genuine Jiu-Jitsu and also Judo throws, break falls along with ground battling as we would call it. We guide two types of grappling, classic with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms and also the modern Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts and also tee shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has actually been coaching authentic Muay Thai, and also kickboxing for over 20 years. He has actually trained expert and also non-professional Brown Muay Thai fighters. Taningco is the most achieved Muay Thai instructor who provide lessons not only Muay Thai in Dayton but likewise 7 Martial Arts in Brown. We even have a competition group for those who choose to compete amateur and also professional.

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



T’ai Chi Ch’ uan (also transliterated as “Taijiquan”), is a “soft” fighting style coming from the “ Inner Family” (Nei Jia), together with such martial arts as Pa Kua Chang (Baguazhang), and also Hsing-I Ch’ uan (Xing-Yi). T’ai Chi enhances the a lot more exertive, “external” (Wai Jia), martial arts, like Kenpo Karate and also Muay Thai. Translated, T’ai Chi Ch’ uan indicates “Ultimate Boxing” or “ Infinite Fist,” and also can be traced back to the ancient Taoist “Chang, San-Feng,” though the system may have existed for 1000s of years prior to that time in a more fundamental form and also under a different name.

No matter when or precisely by whom it was begun, Brown TaiChi appears to be straight connected to and also rooted in Taoist principles of Yin and also Yang.


The name of our style (RYU) is Icho and also has a extremely special meaning. The Patch we wear on our gi is a style 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 Brown Aikijutsu you ought to consistently try to establish these three concepts.



Brown Kali is known for its effective footwork, fluid hand techniques, and also effective weaponry. When these components integrate, Kali is a total martial arts training and self-defense course.

Throughout all the war and also strife, 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 mainly 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 strike 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 really feels absolutely nothing, whether it hits bone or flesh.

Brown Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Brown 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 originated in the Tien Shan mountains of northwestern China. It is well known in Taiwan as an efficient battling style. Concurrently, it likewise contains graceful empty-hand and also weapons forms stressing rhythm and also “ing shou” – the exhibition of power accentuated by solid thuds made by the hands.

Brown Kungfu self-defense is characterized by strikes from the side coupled with numerous blocks, to ensure that if one block falls short, the second can cover. Footwork is considered necessary to countering attacks; Tien Shan Pai concentrates on low, stable steps sideways, along with swift “hidden” steps to trick the opponent. Other Than Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco likewise teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Brown and also its neighboring areas.





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