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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER CELEBRATES 45TH YEAR In Service across Grayson and neighboring areas!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is absolutely devoted to the development and improvement in the field of martial arts in Grayson. The highly regarded in combined martial arts since 1976 that brought Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Standard Chinese Martial Arts-Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi, Kobudo Courses, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Standard Jiu-Jitsu, and Qi-Gong. We also provide Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD course was originated by GM Manuel Taningco, who demonstrated it to USAirForce Defense Forces and United States Marine Trainers at the Quantico, Virginia headquarters and to the Philippine Marines Ternate, Cavite base, Special Action Forces (SAF), to Close Protection Agencies and law enforcement.

With proper methodology and studies, continuous research study, and fine-tuning of sensible self-defense application, we will certainly lead you on to “the road to self-discovery.” Assisting trainees develop their confidence and life skill sets. Learning to control anxiety and overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is beyond a Black Belt Program.

An establishment for greater training and practice of superiority in the martial arts and its strategies, one will certainly discover it very easy to grow with the highest possible expectations possible. Our vow to help one’s learning is also our passion and responsibility to our mentors at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We provided 8 different variety of martial arts program separately. Tama is the very first Martial arts institution developed in 1976 in the Dayton area that have actually offered more than just 3 martial arts discipline not just in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Grayson. Tama establishes the benchmark for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton area long before the term MMA come in.


Grayson Kempo Karate originated from the late Grandmaster Donald Fong from China handed down to Grandmaster Tim Gasper. Grandmaster Tim Gasper granted the position and accreditation 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 integrated the arts of Chinese Shaolin Kung-fu, Okinawan Kempo Karate-do, Judo and Jujitsu. Before Grandmaster Gasper’s guidance, Master Taningco studied Okinawan Shotokan Karate and Weaponries under his older brother Master Alex Taningco.



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

Combining a blend of tactics from these grappling styles, Grayson Jiujitsu class is just one of our most fascinating and popular. The trainees discover actual Jiu-Jitsu and Judo throws, break falls in addition to ground battling as we would call it. We train 2 kinds of grappling, standard with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms and the modern-day Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts and tee shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has actually been training genuine Muay Thai, and kickboxing for over 20 years. He has actually trained experienced and non-professional Grayson Muay Thai fighters. Taningco is one of the most achieved Muay Thai trainer who offer lessons not just Muay Thai in Dayton but additionally 7 Martial Arts in Grayson. We also have a competition group for those who want to compete amateur and professional.

Taningco is a recognized muay thai teacher under Kru Vut Kamnark of the United World Muay Thai Association. He has actually trained under Master Gasper, who also battled in Thailand (his very first Muay Thai teacher), Master Dan Inosanto, and Kru Vut, Kru Sakasem, Kru Pongyin are all from Thailand. So register with the dynamic class guided 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), 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 indicates “Ultimate Boxing” or “ Endless Fist,” and can be traced back to the ancient Taoist “Chang, San-Feng,” though the system might have existed for hundreds of years prior to that time in a more fundamental form and under a different name.

Regardless of when or specifically by whom it was begun, Grayson TaiChi seems directly connected to and rooted in Taoist principles of Yin and Yang.


The name of our style (RYU) is Icho and has a really special meaning. 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 represents mind, body, and spirit. The Icho Ryu oath reads:

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

As you practice the Grayson Aikijutsu you ought to continuously strive to create these 3 fundamentals.



Grayson Kali is known for its dynamic footwork, fluid hand strategies, and strong weaponry. When these components combine, Kali is a full 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 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, favored to strike 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 really feels nothing, whether it hits bone or flesh.

Grayson Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Grayson 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.


Grayson 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 effective battling style. Simultaneously, it additionally consists of graceful empty-hand and weapons forms stressing rhythm and “ing shou” – the presentation of power emphasized by strong thuds made by the hands.

Grayson Kungfu self-defense is identified by attacks from the side paired with multiple blocks, so that if one block fails, the second can cover. Maneuvering is considered necessary to countering attacks; Tien Shan Pai concentrates on low, stable steps to the side, in addition to swift “hidden” steps to trick the enemy. Apart From Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco additionally teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Grayson and its neighboring areas.





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