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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER COMMEMORATES 45TH YEAR In Service all through Germantown as well as bordering areas!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is absolutely committed to the growth as well as improvement in the field of martial arts in Germantown. The most recognized in combined 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 feature 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 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.

Via decent methodology as well as studies, continuous study, as well as fine-tuning of workable self-defense application, we will certainly lead you on “the road to self-discovery.” Assisting individuals build their self-confidence as well as life skill sets. Discovering to conquer anxiety as well as overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is more than a Black Belt Academy.

An institute for better training as well as practice of supremacy in the martial arts as well as its techniques, one will certainly find it very easy to evolve with the greatest expectations possible. Our guarantee to assist one’s discovery is also our passion as well as commitment to our teachings at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We provided eight different range of martial arts course separately. Tama is the very first Martial arts institution started in 1976 in the Dayton location that have actually provided more than just 4 martial arts discipline not just in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Germantown. Tama specifies the benchmark for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton location long before the term Mixed Martial Arts come to be.


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

Master Taningco is the only trainee to ever proceed 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 assistance, Master Taningco studied Okinawan Shotokan Karate as well as Weaponries under his older brother Master Alex Taningco.


Germantown JIU-JITSU (BJJ)

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

Putting together a blend of techniques from these grappling styles, Germantown Jiujitsu class is among our most interesting as well as popular. The enrollees learn genuine Jiu-Jitsu as well as Judo throws, break falls along with ground combating as we would call it. We train two kinds of grappling, traditional with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms as well as the modern Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts as well as t-shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has actually been coaching authentic Muay Thai, as well as kickboxing for over twenty years. He has actually guided experienced as well as non-professional Germantown Muay Thai warriors. Taningco is one of the most accomplished Muay Thai instructor who provide lessons not just Muay Thai in Dayton but also 7 Martial Arts in Germantown. We even have a competition group for those who like to be competitive amateur as well as professional.

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


Germantown TAIQI (TAICHI)

T’ai Chi Ch’ uan (also transliterated as “Taijiquan”), is a “soft” martial art belonging to the “ Interior 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 “Limitless Fist,” as well as can be traced back to the ancient Taoist “Chang, San-Feng,” though the system may have existed for hundreds of years before that time in a much more fundamental form as well as under a various name.

No matter when or precisely by whom it was started, Germantown 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 very unique significance. The Patch we wear on our gi is a layout 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, as well as spirit. The Icho Ryu oath reads:

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

As you train the Germantown Aikijutsu you need to always try to establish these 3 principles.



Germantown Kali is known for its effective footwork, fluid hand methods, as well as highly effective weaponry. When these components incorporate, Kali is a complete martial arts training and self-defense course.

Throughout all the battle as well as quarrel, 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 mostly for self defense by the pre-Spanish Filipinos. These individuals were noted for their friendly nature as well as legendary hospitality.

The older Filipinos, who made stick fighting an art, favored 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 nothing, whether it hits bone or flesh.

Germantown Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Germantown 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.


Germantown 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. Simultaneously, it also includes graceful empty-hand as well as weapons forms stressing rhythm as well as “ing shou” – the demonstration of power accentuated by solid thuds made by the hands.

Germantown Kungfu self-defense is characterized by strikes from the side combined with multiple blocks, to ensure that if one block fails, the second can cover. Footwork is considered important to countering strikes; Tien Shan Pai concentrates on low, steady steps to the side, along with swift “hidden” steps to trick the enemy. In Addition To Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco also teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Germantown as well as its neighboring areas.





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