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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER HONORS 45TH YEAR In Service around Garland and also bordering areas!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is absolutely devoted to the development and also improvement in the field of martial arts in Garland. The the best in mixed martial arts since 1976 that offered Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Classic Chinese Martial Arts-Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi, Kobudo Training, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Classic Jiu-Jitsu, and also Qi-Gong. We also offer Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD training program was started by GM Manuel Taningco, who demonstrated it to USAirForce Security Forces and also US Marine Instructors at the Quantico, Virginia headquarters and also to the Philippine Marines Ternate, Cavite base, Special Action Forces (SAF), to Close Protection Agencies and also law enforcement.

Via right methodology and also studies, continuous research study, and also fine-tuning of sensible self-defense application, we will lead you on “the road to self-discovery.” Helping students grow their confidence and also life skill sets. Getting to know to control fear and also overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is more than a Black Belt School.

An establishment for higher learning and also tradition of perfection in the martial arts and also its strategies, one will experience it easy to evolve with the greatest expectations possible. Our promise to aid one’s learning is also our passion and also responsibility to our teachings at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We provided 8 different selection of martial arts program separately. Tama is the 1st Martial arts academy started in 1976 in the Dayton location that have actually featured more than 4 martial arts discipline not only in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Garland. Tama sets up the standard for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton location long before the term MMA exist.


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

Master Taningco is the only trainee to ever continue 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 as well as Jujitsu. Prior to Grandmaster Gasper’s guidance, Master Taningco learnt Okinawan Shotokan Karate as well as Weaponries under his older sibling Master Alex Taningco.



Master Taningco is a Accredited Kempo Jiu-Jitsu Trainer under Master Gasper, Dan Zan-Ryu-Jiu-Jitsu under Teacher Ancso. He is likewise trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well as Filipino Dumog ground-fighting.

Putting together a blend of tactics from these grappling styles, Garland Jiujitsu course is among our most amazing as well as popular. The trainees get to know actual Jiu-Jitsu as well as Judo throws, break drops along with ground combating as we would call it. We guide two types of grappling, traditional with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms as well as the modern Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts as well as shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has actually been guiding authentic Muay Thai, as well as kickboxing for over 20 years. He has actually trained expert as well as non-professional Garland Muay Thai warriors. Taningco is one of the most achieved Muay Thai instructor who provide lessons not only Muay Thai in Dayton but likewise 7 Martial Arts in Garland. We also have a competition group for those who want to compete amateur as well as professional.

Taningco is a certified muay thai trainer under Kru Vut Kamnark of the United World Muay Thai Association. He has actually trained under Master Gasper, who likewise battled in Thailand (his very first Muay Thai trainer), Guru Dan Inosanto, as well as Kru Vut, Kru Sakasem, Kru Pongyin are all from Thailand. So participate in the dynamic course taught by the one and only Master Taningco.



T’ai Chi Ch’ uan (also transcribed as “Taijiquan”), is a “soft” martial art coming from the “ Interior Family” (Nei Jia), along with such martial arts as Pa Kua Chang (Baguazhang), as well as Hsing-I Ch’ uan (Xing-Yi). T’ai Chi complements 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 system might have existed for 1000s of years before that time in a much more rudimentary form as well as under a various name.

No matter when or specifically by whom it was begun, Garland TaiChi seems 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 extremely special significance. 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 represents mind, body, as well as spirit. The Icho Ryu oath reads:

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

As you practice the Garland Aikijutsu you need to always aim to create these three fundamentals.



Garland Kali is known for its dynamic footwork, fluid hand techniques, as well as efficient weaponry. When these details incorporate, 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 largely for self-defense by the pre-Spanish Filipinos. These people were noted for their friendly nature as well as famous hospitality.

The older Filipinos, who made stick fighting an art, liked to hit 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.

Garland Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Garland 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.


Garland KUNG-FU

Tien Shan Pai is a northern style which originated in the Tien Shan mountains of northwestern China. It is well known in Taiwan as an efficient combating style. Concurrently, it likewise includes graceful empty-hand as well as weapons forms stressing rhythm as well as “ing shou” – the exhibition of power emphasized by solid thuds made by the hands.

Garland Kungfu self-defense is defined by strikes from the side paired with a number of blocks, to ensure that if one block fails, the second can cover. Footwork is considered necessary to countering strikes; Tien Shan Pai concentrates on low, steady steps to the side, along with swift “hidden” steps to deceive the opponent. In Addition To Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco likewise teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Garland as well as its nearby areas.





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