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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER COMMEMORATES 45TH YEAR In Service all through Mad River as well as surrounding locations!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is really devoted to the advancement as well as improvement in the field of martial arts in Mad River. The highly regarded in combined martial arts since 1976 that offered Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Traditional Chinese Martial Arts-Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi, Kobudo Training, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Traditional Jiu-Jitsu, as well as Qi-Gong. We likewise provide Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD training program was established by GM Manuel Taningco, who trained it to USAirForce Security Forces as well as United States 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 law enforcement.

Through proper methodology as well as studies, continual study, as well as fine-tuning of workable self-defense application, we will lead you on to “the road to self-discovery.” Helping individuals grow their inner strength as well as life ability. Knowing to conquer anxiety as well as overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is more than a Black Belt School.

An establishment for bigger training as well as tradition of superiority in the martial arts as well as its techniques, one will discover it simple to grow with the greatest expectations possible. Our vow to aid one’s discovery is also our passion as well as commitment to our mentors at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We provided eight distinct variety of martial arts curriculum separately. Tama is the very first Martial arts institution founded in 1976 in the Dayton location that have actually provided more than just 3 martial arts style not just in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Mad River. Tama establishes the standard for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton location long before the term Mixed Martial Arts come to be.


Mad River Kempo Karate originated from the late Grandmaster Donald Fong from China handed down to Grandmaster Tim Gasper. Grandmaster Tim Gasper bestowed the position and also qualification of Professorship 8th (dan) degree Black Belt on Master Taningco in 1998.

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



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

Mixing a blend of techniques from these grappling styles, Mad River Jiujitsu course is one of our most exciting and also popular. The trainees discover real Jiu-Jitsu and also Judo throws, break falls in addition to ground battling as we would call it. We train two kinds of grappling, standard with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms and also the contemporary Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts and also t-shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has been teaching genuine Muay Thai, and also kickboxing for over twenty years. He has instructed experienced and also non-professional Mad River Muay Thai warriors. Taningco is one of the most established Muay Thai trainer who provide lessons not just Muay Thai in Dayton but also 7 Martial Arts in Mad River. We also have a competition team for those who choose to be competitive amateur and also professional.

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



T’ai Chi Ch’ uan (also transliterated as “Taijiquan”), is a “soft” martial art coming from the “Internal Family” (Nei Jia), along with such martial arts as Pa Kua Chang (Baguazhang), and also Hsing-I Ch’ uan (Xing-Yi). T’ai Chi enhances the a lot more exertive, “external” (Wai Jia), martial arts, like Kenpo Karate and also Muay Thai. Translated, T’ai Chi Ch’ uan signifies “Ultimate Boxing” or “ Endless Fist,” and also can be traced back to the ancient Taoist “Chang, San-Feng,” though the practice may have existed for hundreds of years prior to that time in a more simple form and also under a different name.

No matter when or precisely by whom it was started, Mad River TaiChi seems directly linked to and also rooted in Taoist principles of Yin and also Yang.


The name of our style (RYU) is Icho and also 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, and also spirit. The Icho Ryu oath reads:

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

As you train the Mad River Aikijutsu you ought to continuously strive to establish these three concepts.



Mad River Kali is recognized for its compelling footwork, fluid hand methods, and also efficient weaponry. When these components combine, Kali is a complete martial arts training and self-defense program.

During all the battle and also quarrel, the art of Arnis de Mano struggled along. In early times, it was not known as Arnis de Mano. It was called Escrima and also was practiced mainly for self defense by the pre-Spanish Filipinos. These individuals were noted for their friendly nature and also famous hospitality.

The older Filipinos, who made stick fighting an art, liked to hit bone and also favored 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.

Mad River Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Mad River 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.


Mad River KUNG-FU

Tien Shan Pai is a northern style which originated in the Tien Shan mountains of northwestern China. It is popular in Taiwan as an efficient battling style. Concurrently, it also contains graceful empty-hand and also weapons forms stressing rhythm and also “ing shou” – the exhibition of power accentuated by solid thuds made by the hands.

Mad River Kungfu self-defense is characterized by attacks from the side coupled with a number of blocks, so that if one block falls short, the second can cover. Maneuvering is considered necessary to countering assaults; Tien Shan Pai concentrates on low, consistent steps to the side, in addition to swift “hidden” steps to trick the opponent. Apart From Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco also teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Mad River and also its neighboring areas.





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