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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER CELEBRATES 45TH YEAR In Service all through Oakland and also neighboring locations!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is truly committed to the growth and also improvement in the field of martial arts in Oakland. The top in mixed martial arts since 1976 that brought Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Standard Chinese Martial Arts-Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi, Kobudo Lessons, 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 training program was created by GM Manuel Taningco, who trained it to USAirForce Defense Forces and also United States Marine Trainers 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.

By means of right method and also studies, continuous study, and also fine-tuning of practical self-defense application, we will certainly lead you on to “the road to self-discovery.” Helping trainees develop their self-esteem and also life ability. Getting to know to control fear and also overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is beyond a Black Belt Academy.

An institute for bigger training and also tradition of greatness in the martial arts and also its strategies, one will certainly experience it very easy to evolve with the highest expectations possible. Our promise to help one’s learning is also our passion and also responsibility to our trainings at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We offered 8 different variety of martial arts course separately. Tama is the first Martial arts academy built in 1976 in the Dayton area that have actually featured more than just 4 martial arts discipline not only in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Oakland. Tama designates the fundamental for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton area long before the term MMA come in.


Oakland Kempo Karate originated from the late Grandmaster Donald Fong from China passed on to Grandmaster Tim Gasper. Grandmaster Tim Gasper presented the position as well as certification 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 as well as Jujitsu. Prior to Grandmaster Gasper’s assistance, Master Taningco learnt Okinawan Shotokan Karate as well as Weaponries under his older brother Master Alex Taningco.



Master Taningco is a Professional Kempo Jiu-Jitsu Teacher 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.

Mixing a blend of strategies from these grappling styles, Oakland Jiujitsu class is just one of our most exciting as well as popular. The enrollees discover real Jiu-Jitsu as well as Judo throws, break drops together with ground combating as we would call it. We guide two kinds of grappling, conventional with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms as well as the modern-day Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts as well as tee shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has actually been teaching authentic Muay Thai, as well as kickboxing for over twenty years. He has actually coached expert as well as non-professional Oakland Muay Thai fighters. Taningco is one of the most achieved Muay Thai instructor who offer lessons not only Muay Thai in Dayton but additionally 7 Martial Arts in Oakland. We even have a competition team for those who choose to compete amateur as well as professional.

Taningco is a professional muay thai teacher 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 teacher), Master 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.



T’ai Chi Ch’ uan (also transcribed as “Taijiquan”), is a “soft” martial art 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 indicates “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 hundreds of years before that time in a even more basic form as well as under a various name.

No matter when or specifically by whom it was begun, Oakland TaiChi appears to be directly linked 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 very special definition. 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 train the Oakland Aikijutsu you need to consistently try to establish these 3 principles.



Oakland Kali is known for its dynamic footwork, fluid hand methods, as well as strong weaponry. When these details integrate, Kali is a full 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 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 favored 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 nothing, whether it hits bone or flesh.

Oakland Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Oakland 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.


Oakland 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 efficient combating style. Concurrently, it additionally 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.

Oakland Kungfu self-defense is defined by strikes from the side paired with several blocks, so that if one block falls short, the second can cover. Footwork is considered vital to countering strikes; Tien Shan Pai focuses on low, steady steps sideways, together with swift “hidden” steps to mislead the opponent. Apart From Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco additionally teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Oakland as well as its nearby areas.





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