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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER COMMEMORATES 45TH YEAR In Service all through Englewood as well as surrounding locations!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is really devoted to the advancement as well as improvement in the field of martial arts in Englewood. The highly regarded 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 Classes, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Traditional Jiu-Jitsu, as well as Qi-Gong. We likewise provide Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD course was originated by GM Manuel Taningco, who taught it to USAirForce 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.

By means of efficient methodology as well as studies, continual research, as well as fine-tuning of sensible self-defense application, we will lead you on “the road to self-discovery.” Helping students grow their self-esteem as well as life skill sets. Understanding to beat anxiety as well as overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is beyond a Black Belt Program.

An establishment for bigger learning as well as practice of quality in the martial arts as well as its ideas, one will experience it very easy to develop with the greatest expectations possible. Our assurance to help one’s discovery is also our passion as well as dedication to our teachings at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We offered eight different variety of martial arts course separately. Tama is the very first Martial arts institution built in 1976 in the Dayton location that have actually featured more than three martial arts style not just in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Englewood. Tama sets the fundamental for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton location long before the term Mixed Martial Arts come in.


Englewood Kempo Karate originated from the late Grandmaster Donald Fong from China passed on to Grandmaster Tim Gasper. Grandmaster Tim Gasper presented the rank and also certification 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. Just Before Grandmaster Gasper’s assistance, Master Taningco studied Okinawan Shotokan Karate and also Weaponries under his older brother Master Alex Taningco.


Englewood JIU-JITSU (BJJ)

Master Taningco is a Professional 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.

Integrating a blend of strategies from these grappling styles, Englewood Jiujitsu course is just one of our most fascinating and also popular. The enrollees discover authentic Jiu-Jitsu and also Judo throws, break falls along with ground combating as we would call it. We teach two types of grappling, traditional with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms and also the contemporary Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts and also shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has been coaching genuine Muay Thai, and also kickboxing for over 20 years. He has guided expert and also non-professional Englewood Muay Thai warriors. Taningco is the most established Muay Thai coach who offer lessons not just Muay Thai in Dayton but likewise 7 Martial Arts in Englewood. We also have a competition group for those who wish to be competitive amateur and also professional.

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


Englewood TAIQI (TAICHI)

T’ai Chi Ch’ uan (also transcribed as “Taijiquan”), is a “soft” martial art coming from the “Internal 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 extra 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 system might have existed for 1000s of years before that time in a much more simple form and also under a different name.

No matter when or precisely by whom it was started, Englewood 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 really special significance. The Patch we wear on our gi is a design 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 train the Englewood Aikijutsu you ought to always aim to create these 3 concepts.



Englewood Kali is known for its compelling footwork, fluid hand methods, and also strong weaponry. When these details combine, Kali is a total martial arts training and self-defense program.

During all the battle 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 largely for self-defense by the pre-Spanish Filipinos. These individuals were noted for their friendly nature and also famous hospitality.

The older Filipinos, who made stick fighting an art, preferred to strike bone and also favored 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 feels absolutely nothing, whether it hits bone or flesh.

Englewood Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Englewood 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.


Englewood 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 efficient combating style. Concurrently, it likewise includes graceful empty-hand and also weapons forms stressing rhythm and also “ing shou” – the demonstration of power emphasized by solid thuds made by the hands.

Englewood Kungfu self-defense is defined by attacks from the side combined with numerous blocks, to make sure that if one block fails, the second can cover. Footwork is considered vital to countering assaults; Tien Shan Pai focuses on low, constant 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 Englewood and also its nearby areas.





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