Tama Martial Arts

OUR MOTTO - Virtue, Wisdom, Humility, Martial Arts

TAMA Martial Arts Center is truly dedicated to the development and improvement in the field of martial arts training, established since 1976 in the Dayton – Miami Valley area. The premier in mixed martial arts since 1976 that brought Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Traditional Chinese Martial Arts-Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi, Kobudo Training, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Aikijutsu, Traditional Jiu-Jitsu, and Qi-Gong. We also offer Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga/ISD (Integrated Self-Defense). The ISD program was developed by GM Manuel Taningco, who taught it to US Air Force 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 law enforcement.

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Chief Instructor is Grandmaster Manuel R. Taningco

Tama Martial Arts is a martial arts center for higher learning with a tradition of excellence in the martial arts. With nearly 44 years of serving the greater Dayton area, Grandmaster Taningco remains very active teaching the programs as the Chief Martial Arts Instructor. Our passion is helping students set and achieve their immediate and long-term goals. Our desire is to instill in our students the martial core values of discipline, determination, dedication and self-esteem. If you’re looking for a martial arts school in Lima that will help you reach your goals, then Tama Martial Arts  is the place for you.


Q Will My Child Become A Bully?

A specific part of our preschool and kids martial arts classes at TAMA Martial Arts in Dayton is teaching respect, and teaching when to use their new self defense training and when to NOT use them. We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies. And have more humility and kindness to others though their martial arts lessons.

Q How Do I Claim Your Limited Time Offer?

We do only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area. To take advantage of our limited time offer…. The fastest way is to fill in form .

Additionally, you can always call us, we would love to chat with you about what we do, and if our Dayton martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

Q What sets you apart from other training facilities?

Martial Arts is the foundation for everything that we do at TAMA. Whether you're looking for a killer workout, need some serious stress relief, want to lose weight, are interested in learning self-defense techniques, or are getting ready for your next fight- we've got you covered! Outside of all that, our culture really sets us apart. We believe it's important to leave your ego at the door, work hard, and have fun!

Q Are Parents Allowed To Watch?

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons. We love parents getting involved! And so do their kids. Even better… join into some of our martial arts classes for adults. Your kids will love that you have something in common. It will build a strong family bond!
Additionally, if you wanted some ‘me-time’? Simply drop them off, and go grab a coffee. They will greet you with a huge smile when you return, because they had SO much fun!