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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER COMMEMORATES 45TH YEAR In Service all over Monroe and also neighboring locations!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is truly devoted to the advancement and also enhancement in the field of martial arts in Monroe. The best in mixed martial arts since 1976 that offered Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Standard Chinese Martial Arts-Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi, Kobudo Training, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Standard Jiu-Jitsu, and also Qi-Gong. We also feature Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD program was established by GM Manuel Taningco, who trained it to USAirForce 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.

Through efficient technique and also studies, continual research, and also fine-tuning of workable self-defense application, we will lead you on “the road to self-discovery.” Assisting trainees develop their self-esteem and also life ability. Discovering to control anxiety and also overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is beyond a Black Belt School.

An establishment for greater training and also tradition of superiority in the martial arts and also its ideas, one will discover it very easy to grow with the highest expectations possible. Our promise to assist one’s discovery is also our passion and also responsibility to our teachings at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We offered eight different range of martial arts course separately. Tama is the first Martial arts institution built in 1976 in the Dayton area that have featured more than just three martial arts discipline not just in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Monroe. Tama specifies the benchmark for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton area long before the term MMA come to be.


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

Master Taningco is the only individual 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 also Jujitsu. Before Grandmaster Gasper’s guidance, Master Taningco learnt Okinawan Shotokan Karate and also Weaponries under his older sibling Master Alex Taningco.



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

Combining a blend of practices from these grappling styles, Monroe Jiujitsu class is one of our most amazing and also popular. The students discover actual Jiu-Jitsu and also Judo throws, break drops in addition to ground battling as we would call it. We guide two styles of grappling, conventional with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms and also the modern-day Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts and also shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has actually been coaching genuine Muay Thai, and also kickboxing for over twenty years. He has actually coached experienced and also non-professional Monroe Muay Thai warriors. Taningco is one of the most achieved Muay Thai instructor who offer lessons not just Muay Thai in Dayton but likewise 7 Martial Arts in Monroe. We even have a competition group for those who like to be competitive amateur and also professional.

Taningco is a accredited muay thai instructor under Kru Vut Kamnark of the United World Muay Thai Association. He has actually trained under Master Gasper, who also fought in Thailand (his very first Muay Thai instructor), Guru Dan Inosanto, and also Kru Vut, Kru Sakasem, Kru Pongyin are all from Thailand. So participate in the dynamic class trained by the one and only Master Taningco.



T’ai Chi Ch’ uan (also translated as “Taijiquan”), is a “soft” fighting style belonging to the “Internal Family” (Nei Jia), together with such martial arts as Pa Kua Chang (Baguazhang), and also Hsing-I Ch’ uan (Xing-Yi). T’ai Chi matches the a lot more exertive, “external” (Wai Jia), martial arts, like Kenpo Karate and also Muay Thai. Translated, T’ai Chi Ch’ uan indicates “Ultimate Boxing” or “ Infinite Fist,” and also can be traced back to the ancient Taoist “Chang, San-Feng,” though the practice might have existed for hundreds of years prior to that time in a more rudimentary form and also under a different name.

No matter when or precisely by whom it was begun, Monroe TaiChi seems straight 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 unique significance. 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 stands for mind, body, and also spirit. The Icho Ryu oath reads:

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

As you train the Monroe Aikijutsu you should consistently try to develop these 3 fundamentals.



Monroe Kali is known for its powerful footwork, fluid hand techniques, and also strong weaponry. When these elements 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 largely for self-defense by the pre-Spanish Filipinos. These individuals were noted for their friendly nature and also legendary hospitality.

The older Filipinos, who made stick fighting an art, preferred to strike bone and also 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.

Monroe Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Monroe 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.


Monroe KUNG-FU

Tien Shan Pai is a northern style which originated in the Tien Shan mountains of northwestern China. It is well known in Taiwan as an reliable battling style. Concurrently, it likewise includes graceful empty-hand and also weapons forms stressing rhythm and also “ing shou” – the presentation of power highlighted by strong thuds made by the hands.

Monroe Kungfu self-defense is characterized by strikes from the side paired with multiple blocks, to make sure that if one block falls short, the second can cover. Footwork is considered important to countering attacks; Tien Shan Pai concentrates on low, stable steps sideways, in addition to swift “hidden” steps to deceive the opponent. Other Than Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco likewise teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Monroe and also its neighboring areas.





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