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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER CELEBRATES 45TH YEAR In Service all around Clayton as well as bordering locations!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is genuinely dedicated to the growth as well as enhancement in the field of martial arts in Clayton. The premier in combined martial arts since 1976 that offered Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Traditional Chinese Martial Arts-Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi, Kobudo Classes, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Traditional Jiu-Jitsu, as well as Qi-Gong. We additionally provide Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD program was established by GM Manuel Taningco, who demonstrated it to USAirForce Defense Forces as well as United States Marine Instructors 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 law enforcement.

Using proper technique as well as studies, constant research, as well as fine-tuning of practical self-defense application, we will certainly lead you on “the road to self-discovery.” Helping individuals develop their confidence as well as life ability. Knowing to conquer anxiety as well as overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is beyond a Black Belt Academy.

An establishment for bigger learning as well as practice of supremacy in the martial arts as well as its techniques, one will certainly experience it very easy to evolve with the highest expectations possible. Our vow to assist one’s discovery is also our passion as well as commitment to our mentors at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We provided eight distinct selection of martial arts curriculum separately. Tama is the leading Martial arts center started in 1976 in the Dayton area that have actually offered more than just 3 martial arts discipline not just in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Clayton. Tama sets up the criteria for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton area long before the term MMA come in.


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

Master Taningco is the only individual to ever continue his studies under Grandmaster Gasper for over 26 years! Grandmaster Gasper has combined the arts of Chinese Shaolin Kung-fu, Okinawan Kempo Karate-do, Judo as well as Jujitsu. Prior to Grandmaster Gasper’s guidance, Master Taningco studied Okinawan Shotokan Karate as well as 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 Professor Ancso. He is additionally trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well as Filipino Dumog ground-fighting.

Mixing a blend of tactics from these grappling styles, Clayton Jiujitsu class is among our most interesting as well as popular. The trainees learn genuine Jiu-Jitsu as well as Judo throws, break falls together with ground combating as we would call it. We guide two kinds of grappling, conventional with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms as well as the contemporary Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts as well as t shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has actually been teaching genuine Muay Thai, as well as kickboxing for over two decades. He has actually coached professional as well as non-professional Clayton Muay Thai fighters. Taningco is the most accomplished Muay Thai trainer who offer lessons not just Muay Thai in Dayton but additionally 7 Martial Arts in Clayton. We even have a competition group for those who want to compete amateur as well as professional.

Taningco is a certified muay thai teacher 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 teacher), Master Dan Inosanto, as well as Kru Vut, Kru Sakasem, Kru Pongyin are all from Thailand. So join the dynamic class trained 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), as well as Hsing-I Ch’ uan (Xing-Yi). T’ai Chi enhances the extra exertive, “external” (Wai Jia), martial arts, like Kenpo Karate as well as Muay Thai. Translated, T’ai Chi Ch’ uan means “Ultimate Boxing” or “ Endless Fist,” as well as can be traced back to the ancient Taoist “Chang, San-Feng,” though the practice might have existed for thousands of years prior to that time in a much more basic form as well as under a different name.

Regardless of when or exactly by whom it was started, Clayton TaiChi appears to be directly linked to as well as rooted in Taoist principles of Yin as well as Yang.


The name of our style (RYU) is Icho as well as has a very unique meaning. 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 stands for mind, body, as well as spirit. The Icho Ryu oath reads:

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

As you train the Clayton Aikijutsu you need to always strive to establish these three standards.



Clayton Kali is known for its effective footwork, fluid hand methods, as well as highly effective weaponry. When these details integrate, Kali is a total martial arts training and self-defense course.

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

The older Filipinos, who made stick fighting an art, favored to strike bone as well as chose a stick to a blade. The stick left shattered bone instead of 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.

Clayton Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Clayton 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.


Clayton KUNG-FU

Tien Shan Pai is a northern style which came from the Tien Shan mountains of northwestern China. It is popular in Taiwan as an reliable combating style. Concurrently, it additionally contains graceful empty-hand as well as weapons forms stressing rhythm as well as “ing shou” – the demonstration of power accentuated by strong thuds made by the hands.

Clayton Kungfu self-defense is characterized by attacks from the side paired with numerous blocks, to ensure that if one block falls short, the second can cover. Footwork is considered necessary to countering assaults; Tien Shan Pai concentrates on low, constant steps to the side, together with swift “hidden” steps to deceive the enemy. In Addition To Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco additionally teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Clayton as well as its nearby areas.





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