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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER HONORS 45TH YEAR In Service all over Troy and also neighboring locations!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is absolutely committed to the advancement and also improvement in the field of martial arts in Troy. The the best in mixed martial arts since 1976 that offered Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Standard Chinese Martial Arts-Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi, Kobudo Programs, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Standard Jiu-Jitsu, and also Qi-Gong. We additionally offer Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD program was originated by GM Manuel Taningco, who demonstrated it to USAirForce Security Forces and also United States Marine Instructors 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 way of effective methodology and also studies, continual research study, and also fine-tuning of sensible self-defense application, we will lead you on to “the road to self-discovery.” Aiding trainees develop their confidence and also life ability. Getting to know to conquer anxiety and also overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is beyond a Black Belt School.

An institute for much higher training and also practice of perfection in the martial arts and also its techniques, one will find it simple to grow with the highest expectations possible. Our guarantee to assist one’s learning is also our passion and also dedication to our mentors at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We provided eight different range of martial arts curriculum separately. Tama is the 1st Martial arts institution built in 1976 in the Dayton area that have actually offered more than just 6 martial arts style not just in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Troy. Tama designates the fundamental for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton area long before the term Mixed Martial Arts come in.


Troy Kempo Karate originated from the late Grandmaster Donald Fong from China passed on to Grandmaster Tim Gasper. Grandmaster Tim Gasper granted the position and also accreditation 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 combined the arts of Chinese Shaolin Kung-fu, Okinawan Kempo Karate-do, Judo and also Jujitsu. Prior to Grandmaster Gasper’s guidance, Master Taningco studied Okinawan Shotokan Karate and also Weaponries under his older brother Master Alex Taningco.



Master Taningco is a Certified Kempo Jiu-Jitsu Teacher under Master Gasper, Dan Zan-Ryu-Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Ancso. He is likewise learnt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and also Filipino Dumog ground-fighting.

Mixing a blend of strategies from these grappling styles, Troy Jiujitsu class is one of our most fascinating and also popular. The students learn actual Jiu-Jitsu and also Judo throws, break falls along with ground fighting as we would call it. We teach two styles of grappling, classic with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms and also the modern Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts and also t-shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has been teaching authentic Muay Thai, and also kickboxing for over twenty years. He has guided expert and also non-professional Troy Muay Thai fighters. Taningco is one of the most established Muay Thai instructor who offer lessons not just Muay Thai in Dayton but likewise 7 Martial Arts in Troy. We also have a competition team for those who wish to compete amateur and also professional.

Taningco is a professional muay thai trainer under Kru Vut Kamnark of the United World Muay Thai Association. He has taught under Master Gasper, who likewise fought in Thailand (his very first Muay Thai trainer), Master Dan Inosanto, and also Kru Vut, Kru Sakasem, Kru Pongyin are all from Thailand. So join the dynamic class guided by the one and only Master Taningco.



T’ai Chi Ch’ uan (also transliterated as “Taijiquan”), is a “soft” fighting style belonging to the “ Inner Family” (Nei Jia), along with such martial arts as Pa Kua Chang (Baguazhang), and also Hsing-I Ch’ uan (Xing-Yi). T’ai Chi matches the much more exertive, “external” (Wai Jia), martial arts, like Kenpo Karate and also Muay Thai. Translated, T’ai Chi Ch’ uan means “Ultimate Boxing” or “ Endless Fist,” and also 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 much more simple form and also under a different name.

No matter when or exactly by whom it was begun, Troy TaiChi seems directly linked to and also rooted in Taoist principles of Yin and also Yang.


The name of our style (RYU) is Icho and also has a extremely special 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 represents mind, body, and also spirit. The Icho Ryu oath reads:

  • Train your mind
  • Establish your body
  • Polish your spirit

As you train the Troy Aikijutsu you need to continuously aim to develop these three standards.



Troy Kali is recognized for its compelling footwork, fluid hand techniques, and also efficient weaponry. When these components combine, Kali is a total martial arts training and self-defense program.

During all the battle and also 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 also was practiced mostly for self defense by the pre-Spanish Filipinos. These people were noted for their friendly nature and also famous hospitality.

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

Troy Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Troy 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.



Tien Shan Pai is a northern style which came from the Tien Shan mountains of northwestern China. It is well known in Taiwan as an effective fighting style. Simultaneously, it likewise has graceful empty-hand and also weapons forms stressing rhythm and also “ing shou” – the exhibition of power accentuated by strong thuds made by the hands.

Troy Kungfu self-defense is characterized by strikes from the side coupled with several blocks, to ensure that if one block fails, the second can cover. Maneuvering is considered important to countering attacks; Tien Shan Pai focuses on low, consistent steps to the side, along with swift “hidden” steps to mislead the enemy. In Addition To Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco likewise teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Troy and also its nearby areas.





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