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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER COMMEMORATES 45TH YEAR In Service across Byron as well as bordering areas!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is genuinely committed to the growth as well as enhancement in the field of martial arts in Byron. The highly regarded in mixed martial arts since 1976 that offered Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Standard Chinese Martial Arts-Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi, Kobudo Training, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Standard Jiu-Jitsu, as well as Qi-Gong. We also offer Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD program was established by GM Manuel Taningco, who trained it to USAirForce Safety And Security Forces as well as US Marine Trainers at the Quantico, Virginia headquarters as well as to the Philippine Marines Ternate, Cavite base, Special Action Forces (SAF), to Close Protection Agencies as well as police.

Through correct method as well as studies, continuous study, as well as fine-tuning of practical self-defense application, we will certainly lead you on to “the road to self-discovery.” Helping individuals develop their self-confidence as well as life ability. Getting to know to control anxiety as well as overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is beyond a Black Belt Academy.

An institute for higher learning as well as practice of quality in the martial arts as well as its ideas, one will certainly find it simple to evolve with the highest possible expectations possible. Our guarantee to aid one’s discovery is also our passion as well as dedication to our teachings at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We provided eight different selection of martial arts curriculum separately. Tama is the pioneer Martial arts institution started in 1976 in the Dayton area that have provided more than just 3 martial arts style not only in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Byron. Tama sets the standard for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton area long before the term MMA come in.


Byron Kempo Karate came from the late Grandmaster Donald Fong from China handed down to Grandmaster Tim Gasper. Grandmaster Tim Gasper granted the rank and also accreditation of Professorship 8th (dan) degree Black Belt on Master Taningco in 1998.

Master Taningco is the only trainee to ever proceed 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. Prior to Grandmaster Gasper’s assistance, Master Taningco studied Okinawan Shotokan Karate and also Weaponries under his older brother Master Alex Taningco.



Master Taningco is a Professional 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.

Putting together a blend of practices from these grappling styles, Byron Jiujitsu class is one of our most interesting and also popular. The enrollees learn authentic Jiu-Jitsu and also Judo throws, break falls along with ground battling as we would call it. We guide two styles of grappling, traditional with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms and also the modern Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts and also t-shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has actually been coaching genuine Muay Thai, and also kickboxing for over two decades. He has actually instructed professional and also non-professional Byron Muay Thai fighters. Taningco is the most achieved Muay Thai trainer who offer lessons not only Muay Thai in Dayton but likewise 7 Martial Arts in Byron. We even have a competition team for those who want to compete amateur and also professional.

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



T’ai Chi Ch’ uan (also transliterated as “Taijiquan”), is a “soft” martial art belonging to the “ Interior Family” (Nei Jia), together with such martial arts as Pa Kua Chang (Baguazhang), and also Hsing-I Ch’ uan (Xing-Yi). T’ai Chi matches 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 “ Endless Fist,” and also can be traced back to the ancient Taoist “Chang, San-Feng,” though the technique may have existed for thousands of years before that time in a more rudimentary form and also under a various name.

Regardless of when or precisely by whom it was begun, Byron TaiChi appears to be straight 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 extremely special meaning. The Patch we wear on our gi is a layout of 3 ginkgo leaves. “Icho” is Japanese for ginkgo. The 3 leaf design is Sensei Lau’s family crest. The 3 leaves stands for mind, body, and also spirit. The Icho Ryu oath reads:

  • Train your mind
  • Establish your body
  • Polish your spirit

As you practice the Byron Aikijutsu you ought to constantly strive to establish these 3 concepts.



Byron Kali is recognized for its dynamic footwork, fluid hand strategies, and also highly effective weaponry. When these details combine, Kali is a total martial arts training and self-defense program.

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 legendary 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.

Byron Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Byron 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 popular in Taiwan as an effective battling style. Simultaneously, it likewise consists of graceful empty-hand and also weapons forms stressing rhythm and also “ing shou” – the exhibition of power emphasized by strong thuds made by the hands.

Byron Kungfu self-defense is identified by attacks from the side combined with multiple blocks, to ensure that if one block falls short, the second can cover. Maneuvering is considered vital to countering attacks; Tien Shan Pai concentrates on low, stable steps sideways, along with swift “hidden” steps to mislead the opponent. Other Than Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco likewise teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Byron and also its neighboring areas.





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