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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER CELEBRATES 45TH YEAR In Service all around Irvington as well as bordering areas!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is absolutely dedicated to the growth as well as enhancement in the field of martial arts in Irvington. The the best in combined martial arts since 1976 that introduced Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Standard Chinese Martial Arts-Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi, Kobudo Classes, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Standard Jiu-Jitsu, as well as Qi-Gong. We additionally offer Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD program was created by GM Manuel Taningco, who trained 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 police.

By way of correct approach as well as studies, constant research, as well as fine-tuning of practicable self-defense application, we will lead you on “the road to self-discovery.” Assisting individuals grow their confidence as well as life skill sets. Discovering to overcome anxiety as well as overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is more than a Black Belt Program.

An establishment for higher training as well as tradition of greatness in the martial arts as well as its concepts, one will find it easy to develop with the highest expectations possible. Our assurance to aid one’s learning is also our passion as well as dedication to our mentors at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We provided 8 different selection of martial arts program separately. Tama is the 1st Martial arts institution developed in 1976 in the Dayton area that have featured more than just 7 martial arts style not just in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Irvington. Tama specifies the fundamental for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton area long before the term MMA come in.


Irvington Kempo Karate came from the late Grandmaster Donald Fong from China handed down to Grandmaster Tim Gasper. Grandmaster Tim Gasper presented the position 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. Before Grandmaster Gasper’s guidance, Master Taningco learnt Okinawan Shotokan Karate as well as Weaponries under his older brother Master Alex Taningco.


Irvington JIU-JITSU (BJJ)

Master Taningco is a Certified 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.

Mixing a blend of strategies from these grappling styles, Irvington Jiujitsu class is one of our most exciting as well as popular. The students get to know authentic Jiu-Jitsu as well as Judo throws, break falls along with ground battling as we would call it. We train two kinds of grappling, traditional with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms as well as the contemporary Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts as well as shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has actually been teaching genuine Muay Thai, as well as kickboxing for over twenty years. He has actually instructed experienced as well as non-professional Irvington Muay Thai warriors. Taningco is the most established Muay Thai trainer who offer lessons not just Muay Thai in Dayton but also 7 Martial Arts in Irvington. 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 likewise fought in Thailand (his 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 class instructed by the one and only Master Taningco.


Irvington TAIQI (TAICHI)

T’ai Chi Ch’ uan (also transliterated as “Taijiquan”), is a “soft” fighting style 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 more exertive, “external” (Wai Jia), martial arts, like Kenpo Karate as well as Muay Thai. Translated, T’ai Chi Ch’ uan implies “Ultimate Boxing” or “ Infinite Fist,” as well as can be traced back to the ancient Taoist “Chang, San-Feng,” though the practice may have existed for 1000s of years before that time in a much more basic form as well as under a different name.

No matter when or exactly by whom it was begun, Irvington TaiChi seems straight connected 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 3 ginkgo leaves. “Icho” is Japanese for ginkgo. The 3 leaf design is Sensei Lau’s family crest. The 3 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 Irvington Aikijutsu you need to continuously strive to establish these 3 concepts.



Irvington Kali is recognized for its effective footwork, fluid hand techniques, as well as efficient weaponry. When these elements combine, Kali is a complete martial arts training and self-defense course.

During all the war 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 primarily 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, preferred to strike bone as well as preferred 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 feels nothing, whether it hits bone or flesh.

Irvington Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Irvington 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.


Irvington KUNG-FU

Tien Shan Pai is a northern style which came from the Tien Shan mountains of northwestern China. It is well known in Taiwan as an effective battling style. At the same time, it also contains 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.

Irvington Kungfu self-defense is defined by attacks from the side coupled with numerous blocks, to ensure that if one block falls short, the second can cover. Footwork is considered essential to countering assaults; Tien Shan Pai concentrates on low, constant steps to the side, along with swift “hidden” steps to mislead the enemy. Other Than Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco also teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Irvington as well as its neighboring areas.





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