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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER HONORS 45TH YEAR In Service all around Medway and bordering areas!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is genuinely committed to the development and improvement in the field of martial arts in Medway. The most recognized in mixed martial arts since 1976 that brought Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Classic Chinese Martial Arts-Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi, Kobudo Programs, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Classic Jiu-Jitsu, and Qi-Gong. We likewise 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 Defense Forces and US Marine Trainers at the Quantico, Virginia headquarters and to the Philippine Marines Ternate, Cavite base, Special Action Forces (SAF), to Close Protection Agencies and police.

Through right method and studies, constant research, and fine-tuning of workable self-defense application, we will lead you on to “the road to self-discovery.” Helping individuals grow their self-confidence and life ability. Knowing to control fear and overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is beyond a Black Belt Academy.

An establishment for much higher training and tradition of greatness in the martial arts and its ideas, one will find it simple to evolve with the highest expectations possible. Our guarantee to aid one’s discovery is also our passion and responsibility to our trainings at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We offered eight distinct selection of martial arts curriculum separately. Tama is the very first Martial arts center founded in 1976 in the Dayton area that have actually offered more than 6 martial arts style not just in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Medway. Tama specifies the fundamental for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton area long before the term Mixed Martial Arts come to be.


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

Master Taningco is the only student 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 studied Okinawan Shotokan Karate as well as Weaponries under his older sibling Master Alex Taningco.



Master Taningco is a Certified Kempo Jiu-Jitsu Instructor under Master Gasper, Dan Zan-Ryu-Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Ancso. He is additionally learnt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well as Filipino Dumog ground-fighting.

Combining a blend of techniques from these grappling styles, Medway Jiujitsu class is among our most exciting as well as popular. The students learn genuine Jiu-Jitsu as well as Judo throws, break drops together with ground fighting as we would call it. We teach 2 styles of grappling, classic with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms as well as the contemporary Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts as well as tee shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has been guiding genuine Muay Thai, as well as kickboxing for over twenty years. He has guided experienced as well as non-professional Medway Muay Thai warriors. Taningco is the most achieved Muay Thai instructor who provide lessons not just Muay Thai in Dayton but additionally 7 Martial Arts in Medway. We also have a competition group for those who wish to compete amateur as well as professional.

Taningco is a accredited muay thai trainer under Kru Vut Kamnark of the United World Muay Thai Association. He has trained 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 enroll in the dynamic class taught by the one and only Master Taningco.



T’ai Chi Ch’ uan (also translated as “Taijiquan”), is a “soft” martial art belonging to the “ Inner 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 more exertive, “external” (Wai Jia), martial arts, like Kenpo Karate as well as Muay Thai. Translated, T’ai Chi Ch’ uan signifies “Ultimate Boxing” or “Limitless Fist,” as well as can be traced back to the old Taoist “Chang, San-Feng,” though the practice may have existed for 1000s of years prior to that time in a even more simple form as well as under a different name.

No matter when or exactly by whom it was begun, Medway TaiChi appears to be 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 stands for mind, body, as well as spirit. The Icho Ryu oath reads:

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

As you practice the Medway Aikijutsu you must constantly try to develop these 3 fundamentals.



Medway Kali is recognized for its dynamic footwork, fluid hand techniques, as well as potent weaponry. When these elements 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 mainly 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, preferred to hit bone as well as liked 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.

Medway Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Medway 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.


Medway 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 reliable fighting style. Concurrently, it additionally includes graceful empty-hand as well as weapons forms stressing rhythm as well as “ing shou” – the demonstration of power emphasized by solid thuds made by the hands.

Medway Kungfu self-defense is identified by strikes from the side coupled with several blocks, to ensure that if one block fails, the second can cover. Footwork is considered essential to countering strikes; Tien Shan Pai concentrates on low, constant steps to the side, together with swift “hidden” steps to mislead the enemy. Other Than Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco additionally teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Medway as well as its neighboring areas.





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