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

TAMA Martial Arts Center is genuinely dedicated to the growth as well as improvement in the field of martial arts in Frederick. The top in mixed martial arts since 1976 that brought Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Standard Chinese Martial Arts-Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi, Kobudo Lessons, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Standard 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 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.

By means of decent approach as well as studies, continuous research, as well as fine-tuning of sensible self-defense application, we will lead you on to “the road to self-discovery.” Helping trainees grow their inner strength as well as life ability. Knowing to overcome anxiety as well as overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is more than a Black Belt Academy.

An institute for much higher learning as well as practice of excellence in the martial arts as well as its techniques, one will experience it very easy to evolve with the highest expectations possible. Our vow to help one’s learning is also our passion as well as responsibility to our teachings at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We offered 8 distinct selection of martial arts program separately. Tama is the 1st Martial arts school established in 1976 in the Dayton location that have actually featured more than 6 martial arts discipline not only in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Frederick. Tama specifies the fundamental for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton location long before the term Mixed Martial Arts come to be.


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

Master Taningco is the only student to ever proceed his studies under Grandmaster Gasper for over 26 years! Grandmaster Gasper has incorporated the arts of Chinese Shaolin Kung-fu, Okinawan Kempo Karate-do, Judo and Jujitsu. Prior to Grandmaster Gasper’s assistance, Master Taningco learnt Okinawan Shotokan Karate and Weaponries under his older brother Master Alex Taningco.


Frederick JIU-JITSU (BJJ)

Master Taningco is a Professional Kempo Jiu-Jitsu Teacher under Master Gasper, Dan Zan-Ryu-Jiu-Jitsu under Teacher Ancso. He is additionally trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Filipino Dumog ground-fighting.

Putting together a blend of strategies from these grappling styles, Frederick Jiujitsu course is one of our most interesting and popular. The trainees get to know real Jiu-Jitsu and Judo throws, break falls in addition to ground combating as we would call it. We train two kinds of grappling, classic 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 been teaching genuine Muay Thai, and kickboxing for over two decades. He has instructed expert and non-professional Frederick Muay Thai warriors. Taningco is the most established Muay Thai coach who offer lessons not only Muay Thai in Dayton but additionally 7 Martial Arts in Frederick. We even have a competition team for those who choose to compete amateur and professional.

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


Frederick TAIQI (TAICHI)

T’ai Chi Ch’ uan (also transliterated as “Taijiquan”), is a “soft” fighting style coming from the “ Inner Family” (Nei Jia), along with such martial arts as Pa Kua Chang (Baguazhang), and Hsing-I Ch’ uan (Xing-Yi). T’ai Chi matches the 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 practice might have existed for thousands of years prior to that time in a even more fundamental form and under a various name.

Regardless of when or exactly by whom it was begun, Frederick TaiChi appears to be directly linked to and rooted in Taoist principles of Yin and Yang.


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

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

As you train the Frederick Aikijutsu you must consistently try to establish these 3 concepts.



Frederick Kali is known for its compelling footwork, fluid hand techniques, and strong weaponry. When these details integrate, Kali is a full martial arts training and self-defense course.

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

The older Filipinos, who made stick fighting an art, preferred to hit bone and chose 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.

Frederick Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Frederick 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.


Frederick 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 additionally consists of graceful empty-hand and weapons forms stressing rhythm and “ing shou” – the demonstration of power emphasized by solid thuds made by the hands.

Frederick Kungfu self-defense is characterized by attacks from the side combined with a number of blocks, to make sure that if one block falls short, the second can cover. Footwork is considered essential to countering attacks; 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 additionally teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Frederick and its neighboring areas.





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