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TAMA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER HONORS 45TH YEAR In Service all around Whitfield as well as bordering areas!

TAMA Martial Arts Center is absolutely devoted to the growth as well as improvement in the field of martial arts in Whitfield. The most recognized in mixed martial arts since 1976 that introduced Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Standard Chinese Martial Arts-Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi, Kobudo Training, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Standard Jiu-Jitsu, as well as Qi-Gong. We also offer Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD training program was developed by GM Manuel Taningco, who demonstrated it to USAirForce Security Forces as well as US Marine Trainers 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 law enforcement.

By way of decent technique as well as studies, continuous study, as well as fine-tuning of practicable self-defense application, we will certainly lead you on “the road to self-discovery.” Helping trainees develop their inner strength as well as life ability. Getting to know to conquer anxiety as well as overcome with flying colors. TAMA Martial arts is more than a Black Belt Academy.

An institute for greater training as well as practice of excellence in the martial arts as well as its strategies, one will certainly experience it simple to grow with the highest possible expectations possible. Our pledge to help one’s learning is also our passion as well as responsibility to our trainings at TAMA Martial Arts Center.


We provided 8 different range of martial arts course separately. Tama is the pioneer Martial arts center started in 1976 in the Dayton area that have featured more than just three martial arts style not just in Dayton but also Martial Arts in Whitfield. Tama specifies the standard for multi-discipline martial arts studio in the Dayton area long before the term MMA come in.


Whitfield 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 accreditation of Professorship 8th (dan) degree Black Belt on Master Taningco in 1998.

Master Taningco is the only student to ever proceed his training 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 assistance, Master Taningco studied Okinawan Shotokan Karate as well as Weaponries under his older brother Master Alex Taningco.


Whitfield JIU-JITSU (BJJ)

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

Combining a blend of strategies from these grappling styles, Whitfield Jiujitsu class is just one of our most exciting as well as popular. The students get to know actual Jiu-Jitsu as well as Judo throws, break drops in addition to ground fighting as we would call it. We guide two types of grappling, traditional with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms as well as the contemporary Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts as well as tee shirts.


Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has been guiding genuine Muay Thai, as well as kickboxing for over 20 years. He has coached expert as well as non-professional Whitfield Muay Thai warriors. Taningco is one of the most achieved Muay Thai instructor who offer lessons not just Muay Thai in Dayton but additionally 7 Martial Arts in Whitfield. We even have a competition team for those who want to be competitive amateur as well as professional.

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


Whitfield TAIQI (TAICHI)

T’ai Chi Ch’ uan (also translated as “Taijiquan”), is a “soft” martial art coming from the “Internal 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 complements the extra 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 might have existed for thousands of years prior to that time in a much more simple form as well as under a different name.

No matter when or specifically by whom it was started, Whitfield TaiChi seems straight 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 unique meaning. The Patch we wear on our gi is a design 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 Whitfield Aikijutsu you must continuously aim to develop these three principles.



Whitfield Kali is known for its dynamic footwork, fluid hand strategies, as well as powerful weaponry. When these details combine, Kali is a full martial arts training and self-defense course.

During all the war as well as quarrel, 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 legendary hospitality.

The older Filipinos, who made stick fighting an art, liked to strike bone as well as chose 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.

Whitfield Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Whitfield 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.


Whitfield 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. Concurrently, it additionally has graceful empty-hand as well as weapons forms stressing rhythm as well as “ing shou” – the demonstration of power highlighted by solid thuds made by the hands.

Whitfield Kungfu self-defense is defined by attacks from the side combined with several blocks, to make sure that if one block fails, the second can cover. Maneuvering is considered essential to countering strikes; Tien Shan Pai concentrates on low, consistent steps to the side, in addition to swift “hidden” steps to deceive the opponent. Aside from Tien Shan Pai Kungfu, GM Taningco additionally teaching other 7 Martial Arts in Whitfield as well as its nearby areas.





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