KIDS KARATE Programs IN Willowick, Ohio

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Our trainings is designed to help children of all ages establish their physical, mental, and emotional skills.

Your child can learn karate lessons near Willowick, which can prove to be both beneficial and fun. It is the beginning to your child’s transformation through martial art training. Not only does it teach them how they can protect themselves but also builds their self-respect and discipline. Why? Because martial arts training not only improves their listening skills and concentration, but also helps them to build self-self-confidence. It is important to give your child self-confidence. This can be the most valuable gift you can give your child, aside from education. You will be able to witness your child’s growth through martial arts training.

Parents want their child to take part in a class that not only teaches them positive things but also gives positive reinforcements.

You want your child excited but not overwhelmed. Your child should be supported and respected. A place that can guide your child in positive ways is a great thing. You can begin with a reputable and established martial arts school or Karate school.

We teach both the old school as well as the new concept of teaching children martial arts at our school. 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 trainees to achieve their highest potential. A karate instructor with over 20 years experience in teaching martial arts, the main focus of training is to help children improve their self-esteem.

What is most important in our award winning children’s martial arts, karate, and children’s karate program is the value we give. Grand Master Manuel Taningco, the Grand Master of Karate, is present in his children’s trainings. He is available to teach the trainings all day. His many years of experience will be a great asset to your child’s training in martial arts. Grand Master Taningco has years of experience in mentoring and training children in karate. He started the program in 1976. You should not ignore the opportunity to teach your child how martial arts training can transform their lives.

It is vital that your child receives individual attention in martial arts lessons. This is the initial phase of building your child’s self-confidence in the one-on-1 arrangement before they join the group. 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 Willowick offers a world-class, top-quality program in youngster’s martial arts. Take your child to the action-packed youngster’s karate trainings, and witness such a remarkable transformation.

Grand Master Taningco, a world-class black belts instructor, and his assistants are truly for children. They go to great lengths so that every student gets the best out of each class. Your child will feel like a champion from the first class because of how we reward them with positive reinforcement.

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Willowick Kung Fu lessons is primarily Tien Sha Pai. It is a Northern style that originates from the Tien Shi Mountains in China. Both graceful movements of empty hands and external movements. Tien Shan Pai Kung Fu system is known for its weapons training. Tien San Pai is known for its exceptional fighting style and self defense 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. Willowick Muaythai kickboxing is also known by the “Art of Eight Limbs”, as it uses kicks and punches. An effective self-defense martial art.

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

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Kids Jiu-jitsu Lessons


Willowick 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 Jiu-jitsu is great for self-defense and sport grappling. It can also be used in mixed martial arts (MMA). BJJ’s efficiency is undeniable. This has been confirmed for years so that it is a staple in every professional boxer’s toolbox.

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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 instills discipline and self-self-confidence that can transfer to other aspects of your lives.


You will experience an increase in blood circulation, feel more flexible in your joints and muscles, and feel more at ease in your daily life. This will help you be more productive at work.


You will establish coordination and power as you move through adult karate trainings. Also, you’ll learn how to concentrate all your strength onto a small, hard hitting surface such as the edge of the hand and the heel of your foot. You will improve your mental strength by improving motor skills and focusing on the drills.


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


Tama Ryu Kenpo Karate Jiujitsu’s program allows women to highlight their natural strengths like power in her legs and use one’s momentum against an adversary. While learning a method for practical self-defense against a larger opponent, With greater knowledge about your abilities to defend yourself, self-confidence will increase. To deter potential attackers, self-confidence and awareness is usually sufficient.


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Largest in Dayton Metropolitan Area


Tama Martial Arts Center has been the largest free-standing building in Dayton’s metropolitan area since 1988 which is just kilometers away from Willowick. Grandmaster Manuel R. Taningco wanted to house all of the martial arts that he brought under one roof. The property is situated on two acres. The total area of the martial arts studio is around 8,000 square feet. The Tama building was built thanks to the blessings of faithful and loyal trainees who have supported Grandmaster Taningco over thirty years.

It was built specifically for martial art school. Taningco’s determination and inspiration paid off over so many years. It was through his meditation, prayers and faith that he could build this large building with the support and help of the martial art trainees.

His humble start was in the basement. Taningco received permission from Grandmaster Gasper in 1976 to start 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. After a lot of traveling, he settled down in Belmont where the Belmont Building used to be located. Taningco transferred the studio from the Belmont Building basement to Woodman Drive. This is where “Play Guitar” is located now. He was blessed by God to be able to purchase the land that Tama lives on in 1988 to build his studio.

Grandmaster Taningco opened several martial arts training centers in Centerville, Beavercreek, Beaver Heights, Beavercreek and West Chester. He sold them all to his trainees, and now he manages the Tama Building on Woodman Drive. He brought Shaolin Kempo, typical 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 created a structured trainings and taught the Children Martial Arts trainings. In 1976, Dayton had no children trainings. Taningco established the Mighty Mites program to help children younger than five and SuperKids for those older.


Student Reviews

“Incredible place for your child to start martial arts lessons at Tama Martial Arts Center, Kettering. These children are well taught by Master Taningco. He is an experienced teacher with over 45 years’ experience. “
Nathan Metcalf
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A “GIFT OF self-confidence” is a gift that you can give to yourself and your child. Your child can learn self-defense skills and lifelong skills. self-confidence is one way to combat bullying.

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