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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER CELEBRATES 45TH YEAR In Service throughout Taylorsville and surrounding locations!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is genuinely dedicated to the advancement and improvement in the field of martial arts in Taylorsville. The best 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 Classes, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Standard Jiu-Jitsu, and Qi-Gong. We likewise feature Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD program was established by GM Manuel Taningco, who demonstrated 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 police.

Through right methodology and studies, continual study, and fine-tuning of workable self-defense application, we will certainly lead you on to “the road to self-discovery.” Aiding individuals develop their self-esteem and life ability. Knowing to control anxiety and overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is more than a Black Belt Academy.

An institute for higher training and tradition of superiority in the martial arts and its strategies, one will certainly find it easy to develop with the greatest expectations possible. Our guarantee to help one’s discovery is also our passion and responsibility to our trainings at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We provided 8 different selection of martial arts program separately. Tama is the 1st Martial arts school built in 1976 in the Dayton location that have offered more than just 6 martial arts style not only in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Taylorsville. Tama designates the benchmark for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton location long before the term MMA exist.

Taylorsville KEMPO KARATE

Taylorsville Kempo Karate came from the late Grandmaster Donald Fong from China passed on to Grandmaster Tim Gasper. Grandmaster Tim Gasper bestowed the position as well as certification of Professorship 8th (dan) degree Black Belt on Master Taningco in 1998.

Master Taningco is the only student to ever proceed his studies under Grandmaster Gasper for over 26 years! Grandmaster Gasper has combined the arts of Chinese Shaolin Kung-fu, Okinawan Kempo Karate-do, Judo as well as Jujitsu. Prior to Grandmaster Gasper’s guidance, Master Taningco learnt Okinawan Shotokan Karate as well as Weaponries under his older brother Master Alex Taningco.


Taylorsville JIU-JITSU (BJJ)

Master Taningco is a Certified 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, Taylorsville Jiujitsu class is among our most interesting as well as popular. The enrollees know genuine Jiu-Jitsu as well as Judo throws, break falls in addition to ground combating as we would call it. We train 2 types of grappling, traditional 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 coaching genuine Muay Thai, as well as kickboxing for over twenty years. He has actually trained experienced as well as non-professional Taylorsville Muay Thai fighters. Taningco is the most established Muay Thai trainer who provide lessons not only Muay Thai in Dayton but additionally 7 Martial Arts in Taylorsville. We also have a competition team for those who choose to be competitive amateur as well as professional.

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


Taylorsville TAIQI (TAICHI)

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

No matter when or specifically by whom it was started, Taylorsville 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 really special meaning. 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 train the Taylorsville Aikijutsu you should continuously strive to establish these 3 standards.



Taylorsville Kali is known for its effective footwork, fluid hand methods, as well as strong weaponry. When these details integrate, Kali is a full martial arts training and self-defense course.

Throughout all the battle as well as strife, 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, favored to strike bone as well as chose 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 feels nothing, whether it hits bone or flesh.

Taylorsville Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Taylorsville 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.


Taylorsville 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 consists of graceful empty-hand as well as weapons forms stressing rhythm as well as “ing shou” – the presentation of power accentuated by strong thuds made by the hands.

Taylorsville Kungfu self-defense is defined by attacks from the side paired with multiple blocks, so that if one block falls short, the second can cover. Maneuvering is considered essential to countering strikes; Tien Shan Pai focuses on low, consistent steps sideways, 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 Taylorsville as well as its nearby areas.





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