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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER COMMEMORATES 45TH YEAR In Service all over Trotwood as well as neighboring locations!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is absolutely dedicated to the growth as well as improvement in the field of martial arts in Trotwood. The the best 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 Classes, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Classic Jiu-Jitsu, as well as Qi-Gong. We likewise offer Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD training program was originated by GM Manuel Taningco, who demonstrated it to USAirForce Safety And Security Forces as well as US Marine Instructors 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 police.

By way of correct method as well as studies, continuous research study, as well as fine-tuning of sensible self-defense application, we will lead you on “the road to self-discovery.” Helping trainees grow their inner strength as well as life ability. Learning to conquer anxiety as well as overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is beyond a Black Belt Program.

An establishment for higher training as well as practice of perfection in the martial arts as well as its techniques, one will find it very easy to evolve with the highest expectations possible. Our assurance to aid one’s discovery is also our passion as well as commitment to our trainings at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We offered 8 distinct selection of martial arts curriculum separately. Tama is the pioneer Martial arts academy launched in 1976 in the Dayton location that have actually offered more than just 7 martial arts style not only in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Trotwood. Tama specifies the standard for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton location long before the term Mixed Martial Arts exist.


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

Master Taningco is the only student 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 as well as Jujitsu. Before Grandmaster Gasper’s guidance, Master Taningco studied Okinawan Shotokan Karate as well as Weaponries under his older brother Master Alex Taningco.


Trotwood JIU-JITSU (BJJ)

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

Integrating a blend of tactics from these grappling styles, Trotwood Jiujitsu course is one of our most fascinating as well as popular. The trainees get to know genuine Jiu-Jitsu as well as Judo throws, break falls along with ground fighting as we would call it. We train 2 styles of grappling, conventional with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms as well as the modern-day Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts as well as shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has actually been guiding authentic Muay Thai, as well as kickboxing for over 20 years. He has actually trained expert as well as non-professional Trotwood Muay Thai warriors. Taningco is the most accomplished Muay Thai trainer who offer lessons not only Muay Thai in Dayton but also 7 Martial Arts in Trotwood. We even have a competition team for those who choose to compete amateur as well as 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 battled in Thailand (his very first Muay Thai trainer), Master Dan Inosanto, as well as Kru Vut, Kru Sakasem, Kru Pongyin are all from Thailand. So sign up with the dynamic course taught by the one and only Master Taningco.



T’ai Chi Ch’ uan (also transliterated as “Taijiquan”), is a “soft” martial art 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 complements the more exertive, “external” (Wai Jia), martial arts, like Kenpo Karate as well as Muay Thai. Translated, T’ai Chi Ch’ uan signifies “Ultimate Boxing” or “Limitless Fist,” as well as can be traced back to the ancient Taoist “Chang, San-Feng,” though the technique might have existed for 1000s of years prior to that time in a much more basic form as well as under a various name.

No matter when or exactly by whom it was started, Trotwood TaiChi appears to be 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 very unique definition. The Patch we wear on our gi is a style of three ginkgo leaves. “Icho” is Japanese for ginkgo. The three leaf design is Sensei Lau’s family crest. The three 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 Trotwood Aikijutsu you must consistently aim to develop these three fundamentals.



Trotwood Kali is recognized for its compelling footwork, fluid hand strategies, as well as potent weaponry. When these elements incorporate, Kali is a total martial arts training and self-defense course.

Throughout all the war 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 mainly for self-defense by the pre-Spanish Filipinos. These people were noted for their friendly nature as well as famous hospitality.

The older Filipinos, who made stick fighting an art, favored 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 feels absolutely nothing, whether it hits bone or flesh.

Trotwood Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Trotwood 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.


Trotwood 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. Simultaneously, it also includes graceful empty-hand as well as weapons forms stressing rhythm as well as “ing shou” – the exhibition of power emphasized by solid thuds made by the hands.

Trotwood Kungfu self-defense is defined by strikes from the side paired with multiple blocks, to ensure that if one block fails, the second can cover. Footwork is considered important to countering strikes; Tien Shan Pai concentrates on low, steady steps to the side, along with swift “hidden” steps to deceive the opponent. Other Than Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco also teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Trotwood as well as its nearby areas.





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