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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER COMMEMORATES 45TH YEAR In Service throughout Dayton and bordering locations!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is absolutely dedicated to the growth and improvement in the field of martial arts in Dayton. The highly regarded 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 Courses, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Classic Jiu-Jitsu, and Qi-Gong. We also provide Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD course was started by GM Manuel Taningco, who trained it to USAirForce Safety And Security Forces and US Marine Instructors at the Quantico, Virginia headquarters and to the Philippine Marines Ternate, Cavite base, Special Action Forces (SAF), to Close Protection Agencies and law enforcement.

With efficient methodology and studies, continual study, and fine-tuning of sensible self-defense application, we will lead you on “the road to self-discovery.” Helping students build their confidence and life skill sets. Getting to know to conquer anxiety and overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is more than a Black Belt Program.

An institute for bigger learning and practice of supremacy in the martial arts and its ideas, one will find it very easy to grow with the greatest expectations possible. Our guarantee to help one’s discovery is also our passion and dedication to our mentors at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We provided eight different variety of martial arts course separately. Tama is the very first Martial arts school launched in 1976 in the Dayton location that have actually featured more than just 3 martial arts style not just in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Dayton. Tama establishes the benchmark for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton location long before the term MMA exist.


Dayton Kempo Karate came from the late Grandmaster Donald Fong from China handed down to Grandmaster Tim Gasper. Grandmaster Tim Gasper presented the position and accreditation of Professorship 8th (dan) degree Black Belt on Master Taningco in 1998.

Master Taningco is the only individual to ever continue 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 and Jujitsu. Before Grandmaster Gasper’s assistance, Master Taningco learnt Okinawan Shotokan Karate and Weaponries under his older brother Master Alex Taningco.



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

Integrating a blend of tactics from these grappling styles, Dayton Jiujitsu course is among our most exciting and popular. The students learn authentic Jiu-Jitsu and Judo throws, break falls in addition to ground fighting as we would call it. We teach 2 kinds of grappling, conventional with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms and the contemporary Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts and t-shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has actually been teaching authentic Muay Thai, and kickboxing for over twenty years. He has actually guided professional and non-professional Dayton Muay Thai warriors. Taningco is the most established Muay Thai coach who offer lessons not just Muay Thai in Dayton but additionally 7 Martial Arts in Dayton. We even have a competition team for those who wish to compete amateur and professional.

Taningco is a qualified muay thai trainer under Kru Vut Kamnark of the United World Muay Thai Association. He has actually trained under Master Gasper, who likewise fought in Thailand (his first Muay Thai trainer), Master Dan Inosanto, and Kru Vut, Kru Sakasem, Kru Pongyin are all from Thailand. So sign up with the dynamic course guided by the one and only Master Taningco.



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), and Hsing-I Ch’ uan (Xing-Yi). T’ai Chi matches the extra exertive, “external” (Wai Jia), martial arts, like Kenpo Karate and Muay Thai. Translated, T’ai Chi Ch’ uan means “Ultimate Boxing” or “Limitless Fist,” and can be traced back to the old Taoist “Chang, San-Feng,” though the practice may have existed for 1000s of years before that time in a much more simple form and under a various name.

Regardless of when or precisely by whom it was begun, Dayton TaiChi appears to be directly linked to and rooted in Taoist principles of Yin and Yang.


The name of our style (RYU) is Icho and has a extremely unique meaning. 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, and spirit. The Icho Ryu oath reads:

  • Train your mind
  • Develop your body
  • Polish your spirit

As you train the Dayton Aikijutsu you should consistently strive to establish these 3 principles.



Dayton Kali is recognized for its effective footwork, fluid hand methods, and efficient weaponry. When these details combine, Kali is a total martial arts training and self-defense course.

Throughout all the war and 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 was practiced primarily for self-defense by the pre-Spanish Filipinos. These individuals were noted for their friendly nature and famous hospitality.

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

Dayton Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Dayton 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.


Dayton 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 effective fighting style. Concurrently, it additionally has graceful empty-hand and weapons forms stressing rhythm and “ing shou” – the presentation of power highlighted by strong thuds made by the hands.

Dayton Kungfu self-defense is identified by attacks from the side paired with several blocks, to make sure that if one block falls short, the second can cover. Maneuvering is considered essential to countering assaults; Tien Shan Pai concentrates on low, steady steps sideways, in addition to swift “hidden” steps to mislead the enemy. Apart From Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco additionally teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Dayton and its nearby areas.





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