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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER CELEBRATES 45TH YEAR In Service all around Vandalia and also neighboring locations!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is truly devoted to the growth and also enhancement in the field of martial arts in Vandalia. The highly regarded in combined martial arts since 1976 that offered Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Traditional Chinese Martial Arts-Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi, Kobudo Courses, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Traditional Jiu-Jitsu, and also Qi-Gong. We additionally feature Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD training program was created by GM Manuel Taningco, who trained it to USAirForce Defense Forces and also US Marine Trainers 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 right approach and also studies, continuous research study, and also fine-tuning of practicable self-defense application, we will lead you on to “the road to self-discovery.” Helping individuals grow their self-confidence and also life skill sets. Knowing to beat anxiety and also overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is beyond a Black Belt Academy.

An establishment for better training and also tradition of perfection in the martial arts and also its ideas, one will experience it easy to develop with the highest expectations possible. Our vow to aid one’s learning is also our passion and also commitment to our trainings at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We provided eight different range of martial arts course separately. Tama is the 1st Martial arts school established in 1976 in the Dayton area that have actually provided more than just 7 martial arts style not only in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Vandalia. Tama designates the standard for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton area long before the term Mixed Martial Arts come in.


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

Master Taningco is the only trainee to ever proceed 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. Just Before Grandmaster Gasper’s assistance, Master Taningco studied Okinawan Shotokan Karate and Weaponries under his older brother Master Alex Taningco.


Vandalia JIU-JITSU (BJJ)

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

Integrating a blend of techniques from these grappling styles, Vandalia Jiujitsu class is among our most amazing and popular. The trainees learn real Jiu-Jitsu and Judo throws, break drops in addition to ground fighting as we would call it. We teach 2 kinds of grappling, conventional with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms and the modern Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts and shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has actually been guiding authentic Muay Thai, and kickboxing for over twenty years. He has actually instructed experienced and non-professional Vandalia Muay Thai fighters. Taningco is the most accomplished Muay Thai coach who offer lessons not only Muay Thai in Dayton but also 7 Martial Arts in Vandalia. We even have a competition group for those who want to compete amateur and professional.

Taningco is a professional 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 very first Muay Thai trainer), Master Dan Inosanto, and Kru Vut, Kru Sakasem, Kru Pongyin are all from Thailand. So sign up with the dynamic class trained by the one and only Master Taningco.



T’ai Chi Ch’ uan (also transcribed 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 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 signifies “Ultimate Boxing” or “ Infinite Fist,” and can be traced back to the old Taoist “Chang, San-Feng,” though the technique may have existed for hundreds of years before that time in a much more rudimentary form and under a different name.

Regardless of when or exactly by whom it was begun, Vandalia TaiChi seems directly connected to and rooted in Taoist principles of Yin and Yang.


The name of our style (RYU) is Icho and has a very special definition. The Patch we wear on our gi is a design 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 practice the Vandalia Aikijutsu you ought to continuously try to develop these 3 standards.



Vandalia Kali is recognized for its powerful footwork, fluid hand methods, and powerful weaponry. When these elements integrate, Kali is a full martial arts training and self-defense course.

During 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 mainly for self defense by the pre-Spanish Filipinos. These individuals were noted for their friendly nature and legendary hospitality.

The older Filipinos, who made stick fighting an art, preferred to hit bone and liked 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.

Vandalia Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Vandalia 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.


Vandalia 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 fighting style. Simultaneously, it also has graceful empty-hand and weapons forms stressing rhythm and “ing shou” – the exhibition of power accentuated by solid thuds made by the hands.

Vandalia Kungfu self-defense is identified by strikes from the side paired with multiple blocks, so that if one block fails, the second can cover. Maneuvering is considered essential to countering assaults; Tien Shan Pai concentrates on low, stable steps to the side, in addition to swift “hidden” steps to trick the opponent. Apart From Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco also teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Vandalia and its nearby areas.





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