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Our program for children stresses the skills that will equip this age group mentally, physically, and emotionally.

In fact, Centerville karate lessons can be a fun and beneficial sport for your child. This is where your child will begin to transform through martial arts training. Not only does it teach them how they can protect themselves but also builds their self-respect and self-control. Why? This is because aside from obvious benefits of martial arts training such as listening skills and a sense of focus, they are in the process improving their self-self-confidence. Giving your child self-confidence is an important gift. It can be more valuable than education. You will be able to witness your child’s growth through martial arts training.

You want your child to enjoy learning new things and you want to be a positive parent.

You want your child excited but not overwhelmed. You also want to show respect and support for your child. A positive place can be a blessing for your child. A reputable, established Martial Arts school or Karate school can help you get started.

Our school offers both traditional and modern training in martial arts for children. We have also created a handbook for martial arts instruction that your child can use. Grandmaster Taningco is our martial arts instructor. He loves and knows how to motivate children. The trainers are able to encourage and support students to achieve their highest possible potential. Through their many years of training experience, children learn life skills through karate.

Our award-winning program for children’s karate, martial arts and karate is all about the quality of our service. Grand Master Manuel Taningco is always present at his children’s training class. He is available to teach the training class all day. His many years of martial arts experience is of great benefit and service to your child’s training. Since 1976, Grand Master Taningco has been a mentor and trainer for children in karate. It is an honor to help you transform your child’s life through martial arts training.

Individual attention is crucial for children learning martial arts. This is where your child will begin to build their self-confidence. Your child will be on the road to self-transformation through martial arts training. Your child will cherish the gift of self-confidence that you have given him/her.




Tama Martial Arts’s award-winning Children’s Karate Program near Centerville offers a world-class, top-quality program in kid’s martial arts. Take your child to the action-packed kid’s karate training class, and witness such a remarkable transformation.

Our Grand Master Taningco and black belts trainers are for the children. They will go to great lengths and guarantee that each student enjoys every class. You will see your child as a “Champion” when he or she starts his first class.

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Centerville Kung Fu lessons is a Tien Shar Pai, a style of northern fighting that comes from the Tien Shu Mountains of China. Both graceful movements of empty hands and external movements. Tien Shan Pai Kung Fu is well-known for its Weapons Training and Weapons Forms. Tien Shan Pai is well-known for its fighting style and self protection applications. Children Kung Fu includes unique self defense techniques, including joint locking application and throws. They also learn how to form weapons after passing their first test.


Thai boxing is also known as Muay Thai and is one of Thailand’s most popular combat sports. Centerville Muay thai  boxing is known as “The Art of Eight Limbs” due to its use of kicks. An effective self-defense martial art.

Because it focuses on mental, and physical self-control, a lot of people have taken an interest in this combat sport.

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Kids Jiu-jitsu Lessons


Centerville Brazilian Jiujitsu is also known as BJJ. This fighting style & combat sport focuses on the use of leverage to defeat your opponents by acquiring prominent placements over them & applying an entrance hold (choke or jointly secure).

Brazilian Jiujitsu can be used for self defense, sport grappling competitions and blended martial arts (MMA). BJJ has proven its effectiveness for decades, and it is still a common tool in professional boxers’ arsenal.

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Manuel Taningco
“TAMA … building knowledge in the mind, honesty in the heart, and strength in the body through martial arts training, since 1976.”
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While this may not be something that people naturally have, it is possible to build self-self-confidence over time. You can increase your self-self-confidence by learning Karate and achieving new goals. Karate gives you a sense self-control and self-control which will be beneficial in all areas of your personal life.


This will improve your blood circulation and give you more range of motion in your muscles and joints. It will also make you feel more relaxed and have a higher level of energy that will allow your to do your job well.


As you progress through our adult karate class, you will be able to control speed and power and focus your entire body’s energy on a hard, small striking surface, such as the edge or heel of the foot. Mental strength and self-confidence can be increased by using motor skills to do the drills.


The students find themselves so absorbed in the martial art that all their problems disappear.


Tama Ryu Kenpo Karate Jiujitsu enables women to focus on their natural strengths. This program allows them to use their momentum against the opponent and learn a method that can be used for self-defense against larger adversaries. As you gain more knowledge about how to defend yourself, your self-confidence will grow. Usually, self-confidence and awareness can deter potential attackers.


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Tama Martial Arts Center was the first freestanding building constructed in Dayton since 1988 which is just kilometers away from Centerville. Grandmaster Manuel R. Taningco envisioned a building that would house all the martial arts he had brought in under one roof. The property is situated on two acres. The facility has approximately 8,000 sq. feet of martial arts studio. The Tama building was constructed with the blessings and support of faithful and loyal student who supported Grandmaster Taningco during more than 30 years.

It was built specifically for martial art school. Taningco’s persistence and inspiration paid off after so many years dedicated teaching. With the help of martial arts students, his prayers and meditation led to the building of this immense structure.

His humble start was in the basement. Taningco, who was a Grandmaster Gasper’s grandson, got permission to open a club. Taningco was a teacher at the Boy’s Club, Keowee Street, Dayton. Later, he started a club with Wayne High School in Huber Heights and Habitat Community Center in Miamisburg. Taningco found himself traveling so much that he finally settled in Belmont, where the Belmont Building was located in the basement. Taningco transferred the studio from the Belmont Building basement to Woodman Drive. This is where “Play Guitar” is located now. In 1988, God blessed him with the opportunity to purchase the land on which Tama is currently located in order to build his dream studio.

Grandmaster Taningco also established a number of martial arts training programs in Centerville. Beavercreek martial arts studio, Beaverhills, Beavercreek. He managed the Tama building on Woodman Drive, which he sold to his students. He brought Shaolin Kempo, traditional jiujitsu, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Indonesian Pencak Silat, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Tai Chi, Chin Na, Full Contact, Tien Shan Pai Kung Fu, Aikijutsu, and Kendo. He established a structured program to most of the self-controls and was the pioneer in Children Martial Arts. When he moved to Dayton, 1976 there weren’t any children training class. Taningco started SuperKids Karate training class for older children and the Mighty Mites program, which he created for his first two children, Joanna, and Lee.


Student Reviews

“Amazing place to bring your child to Tama Martial Arts Center Kettering. These children are well taught by Master Taningco. He has more than 45 years of experience in teaching and is very good with children. “
Nathan Metcalf
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A “GIFT OF self-confidence” is a gift that you can give to yourself and your child. You can help your child learn practical self defense skills and establish lifelong learning. Being confident is one solution to anti-bullying.

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