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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER HONORS 45TH YEAR In Service throughout Riverside as well as surrounding locations!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is absolutely committed to the advancement as well as enhancement in the field of martial arts in Riverside. The premier in mixed martial arts since 1976 that offered Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Traditional Chinese Martial Arts-Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi, Kobudo Lessons, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Traditional Jiu-Jitsu, as well as Qi-Gong. We also offer Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD training program was established by GM Manuel Taningco, who trained it to USAirForce Safety And Security Forces as well as US 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.

By way of proper method as well as studies, continuous research study, as well as fine-tuning of sensible self-defense application, we will certainly lead you on “the road to self-discovery.” Helping individuals build their confidence as well as life ability. Understanding to beat anxiety as well as overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is beyond a Black Belt Program.

An institute for greater training as well as tradition of supremacy in the martial arts as well as its concepts, one will certainly find it easy to develop with the highest possible expectations possible. Our vow to aid one’s learning is also our passion as well as dedication to our trainings at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We offered eight distinct variety of martial arts program separately. Tama is the premier Martial arts school launched in 1976 in the Dayton area that have actually offered more than 3 martial arts style not just in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Riverside. Tama designates the standard for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton area long before the term Mixed Martial Arts come to be.


Riverside Kempo Karate originated 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 individual to ever proceed 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 as well as Jujitsu. Just Before Grandmaster Gasper’s guidance, Master Taningco studied Okinawan Shotokan Karate as well as Weaponries under his older brother Master Alex Taningco.


Riverside JIU-JITSU (BJJ)

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

Combining a blend of tactics from these grappling styles, Riverside Jiujitsu course is just one of our most exciting as well as popular. The trainees learn actual Jiu-Jitsu as well as Judo throws, break falls together with ground fighting as we would call it. We guide two kinds of grappling, traditional with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms as well as the modern Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts as well as t shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has been coaching authentic Muay Thai, as well as kickboxing for over 20 years. He has instructed professional as well as non-professional Riverside Muay Thai warriors. Taningco is the most achieved Muay Thai trainer who provide lessons not just Muay Thai in Dayton but likewise 7 Martial Arts in Riverside. We even have a competition team for those who wish to be competitive amateur as well as professional.

Taningco is a certified muay thai instructor under Kru Vut Kamnark of the United World Muay Thai Association. He has trained under Master Gasper, who likewise battled in Thailand (his very first Muay Thai instructor), Guru Dan Inosanto, as well as Kru Vut, Kru Sakasem, Kru Pongyin are all from Thailand. So take part in the dynamic course guided by the one and only Master Taningco.


Riverside TAIQI (TAICHI)

T’ai Chi Ch’ uan (also translated as “Taijiquan”), is a “soft” fighting style belonging to 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 enhances the extra exertive, “external” (Wai Jia), martial arts, like Kenpo Karate as well as Muay Thai. Translated, T’ai Chi Ch’ uan indicates “Ultimate Boxing” or “ Endless Fist,” as well as can be traced back to the ancient Taoist “Chang, San-Feng,” though the practice might have existed for 1000s of years prior to that time in a more simple form as well as under a various name.

Regardless of when or specifically by whom it was begun, Riverside TaiChi seems directly 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 definition. The Patch we wear on our gi is a style 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 Riverside Aikijutsu you ought to consistently strive to develop these 3 concepts.



Riverside Kali is recognized for its effective footwork, fluid hand methods, as well as potent weaponry. When these details incorporate, Kali is a complete martial arts training and self-defense program.

During 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 largely for self defense by the pre-Spanish Filipinos. These people were noted for their friendly nature as well as legendary hospitality.

The older Filipinos, who made stick fighting an art, liked to strike 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 feels nothing, whether it hits bone or flesh.

Riverside Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Riverside 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.


Riverside 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 effective fighting style. At the same time, it likewise has graceful empty-hand as well as weapons forms stressing rhythm as well as “ing shou” – the presentation of power emphasized by strong thuds made by the hands.

Riverside Kungfu self-defense is characterized by attacks from the side coupled with multiple blocks, so that if one block falls short, the second can cover. Maneuvering is considered necessary to countering strikes; Tien Shan Pai focuses on low, stable steps sideways, together with swift “hidden” steps to trick the enemy. Other Than Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco likewise teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Riverside as well as its nearby areas.





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