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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER COMMEMORATES 45TH YEAR In Service all around Miami Shores and also bordering locations!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is genuinely devoted to the development and also improvement in the field of martial arts in Miami Shores. The leading 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 Lessons, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Classic Jiu-Jitsu, and also Qi-Gong. We also provide Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD training program was established by GM Manuel Taningco, who taught it to USAirForce Safety And Security Forces and also US Marine Instructors at the Quantico, Virginia headquarters and also to the Philippine Marines Ternate, Cavite base, Special Action Forces (SAF), to Close Protection Agencies and also law enforcement.

Via proper methodology and also studies, constant research, and also fine-tuning of sensible self-defense application, we will lead you on to “the road to self-discovery.” Assisting students build their self-confidence and also life skill sets. Knowing to control fear and also overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is more than a Black Belt Academy.

An institute for better learning and also practice of greatness in the martial arts and also its ideas, one will experience it simple to evolve with the highest possible expectations possible. Our promise to help one’s learning is also our passion and also commitment to our teachings at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We offered eight different variety of martial arts course separately. Tama is the 1st Martial arts center launched in 1976 in the Dayton area that have offered more than just 7 martial arts style not just in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Miami Shores. Tama designates the standard for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton area long before the term MMA come to be.


Miami Shores Kempo Karate came from the late Grandmaster Donald Fong from China passed on to Grandmaster Tim Gasper. Grandmaster Tim Gasper granted the position and also accreditation of Professorship 8th (dan) degree Black Belt on Master Taningco in 1998.

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


Miami Shores JIU-JITSU (BJJ)

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

Combining a blend of strategies from these grappling styles, Miami Shores Jiujitsu course is one of our most amazing and also popular. The trainees get to know real Jiu-Jitsu and also Judo throws, break falls in addition to ground combating as we would call it. We guide 2 kinds of grappling, conventional with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms and also the modern Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts and also t shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has actually been teaching authentic Muay Thai, and also kickboxing for over twenty years. He has actually trained experienced and also non-professional Miami Shores Muay Thai warriors. Taningco is one of the most achieved Muay Thai instructor who provide lessons not just Muay Thai in Dayton but additionally 7 Martial Arts in Miami Shores. We also have a competition group for those who wish to compete amateur and also professional.

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


Miami Shores TAIQI (TAICHI)

T’ai Chi Ch’ uan (also translated 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 complements the much more exertive, “external” (Wai Jia), martial arts, like Kenpo Karate and also Muay Thai. Translated, T’ai Chi Ch’ uan signifies “Ultimate Boxing” or “ Infinite Fist,” and also can be traced back to the old Taoist “Chang, San-Feng,” though the practice may have existed for thousands of years prior to that time in a much more fundamental form and also under a various name.

Regardless of when or specifically by whom it was started, Miami Shores TaiChi appears to be 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 very special meaning. The Patch we wear on our gi is a design 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 also spirit. The Icho Ryu oath reads:

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

As you train the Miami Shores Aikijutsu you need to consistently aim to create these 3 standards.



Miami Shores Kali is recognized for its compelling footwork, fluid hand techniques, and also highly effective weaponry. When these components incorporate, Kali is a full martial arts training and self-defense course.

During all the battle and also 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 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, preferred to hit bone and also liked 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 absolutely nothing, whether it hits bone or flesh.

Miami Shores Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Miami Shores 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.


Miami Shores 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 combating style. Concurrently, it additionally consists of graceful empty-hand and also weapons forms stressing rhythm and also “ing shou” – the demonstration of power accentuated by strong thuds made by the hands.

Miami Shores Kungfu self-defense is identified by strikes from the side combined with a number of blocks, to ensure that if one block falls short, the second can cover. Maneuvering is considered necessary to countering strikes; Tien Shan Pai focuses on low, constant steps to the side, in addition to swift “hidden” steps to mislead the enemy. Other Than Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco additionally teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Miami Shores and also its nearby areas.





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