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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER HONORS 45TH YEAR In Service around Fairborn as well as neighboring areas!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is genuinely devoted to the development as well as enhancement in the field of martial arts in Fairborn. The top in combined martial arts since 1976 that brought Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Classic Chinese Martial Arts-Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi, Kobudo Courses, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Classic Jiu-Jitsu, as well as Qi-Gong. We likewise feature Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD training program was started by GM Manuel Taningco, who taught it to USAirForce Security Forces as well as United States 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.

Via proper method as well as studies, continuous study, as well as fine-tuning of workable self-defense application, we will certainly lead you on to “the road to self-discovery.” Aiding students grow their confidence as well as life skill sets. Learning to conquer fear as well as overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is beyond a Black Belt Academy.

An institute for much higher training as well as tradition of supremacy in the martial arts as well as its techniques, one will certainly experience it very easy to evolve with the highest possible expectations possible. Our pledge to aid one’s learning is also our passion as well as dedication to our teachings at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We offered eight distinct selection of martial arts program separately. Tama is the leading Martial arts institution launched in 1976 in the Dayton area that have featured more than just 6 martial arts style not only in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Fairborn. Tama designates the fundamental for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton area long before the term MMA come to be.


Fairborn Kempo Karate came from the late Grandmaster Donald Fong from China handed down to Grandmaster Tim Gasper. Grandmaster Tim Gasper presented the position and 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 combined the arts of Chinese Shaolin Kung-fu, Okinawan Kempo Karate-do, Judo and Jujitsu. Before Grandmaster Gasper’s assistance, Master Taningco studied Okinawan Shotokan Karate and Weaponries under his older sibling Master Alex Taningco.


Fairborn JIU-JITSU (BJJ)

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

Mixing a blend of practices from these grappling styles, Fairborn Jiujitsu class is among our most exciting and popular. The trainees discover genuine Jiu-Jitsu and Judo throws, break falls in addition to ground combating as we would call it. We train 2 types of grappling, standard with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms and the modern Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts and t shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has actually been teaching authentic Muay Thai, and kickboxing for over 20 years. He has actually trained expert and non-professional Fairborn Muay Thai warriors. Taningco is the most accomplished Muay Thai instructor who provide lessons not only Muay Thai in Dayton but also 7 Martial Arts in Fairborn. We even have a competition group for those who want to be competitive amateur and professional.

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



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

Regardless of when or precisely by whom it was begun, Fairborn TaiChi seems directly linked to and rooted in Taoist principles of Yin and Yang.


The name of our style (RYU) is Icho and has a very special meaning. The Patch we wear on our gi is a design 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 spirit. The Icho Ryu oath reads:

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

As you practice the Fairborn Aikijutsu you need to constantly try to create these three principles.



Fairborn Kali is known for its dynamic footwork, fluid hand methods, and powerful weaponry. When these components combine, Kali is a total martial arts training and self-defense program.

Throughout all the war and 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 was practiced largely for self defense by the pre-Spanish Filipinos. These individuals were noted for their friendly nature and famous hospitality.

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

Fairborn Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Fairborn 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.


Fairborn KUNG-FU

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 combating style. At the same time, it also consists of graceful empty-hand and weapons forms stressing rhythm and “ing shou” – the exhibition of power accentuated by strong thuds made by the hands.

Fairborn Kungfu self-defense is identified by strikes from the side coupled with several blocks, so that if one block falls short, the second can cover. Footwork is considered vital to countering strikes; Tien Shan Pai concentrates on low, stable steps sideways, in addition to swift “hidden” steps to deceive the opponent. Aside from Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco also teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Fairborn and its nearby areas.





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