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TAMA Family Martial Arts
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1753 Woodman Dr Dayton, OH 45420
1753 Woodman DriveUSOhioDayton45420
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Friday 1–8PMSaturday 9AM–1:30PMSunday ClosedMonday 10:30AM–9PMTuesday 10:30AM–9PMWednesday 10:30AM–9PMThursday 10:30AM–9PM
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"I was introduced to the Filipino Martial Arts while living in Saudi Arabia."
"I remember shopping for my first martial arts school."
"You won't find a better martial arts center in the Miami Valley!"
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Been going for over a year now with my son. Great instructors for all age levels. I'm retired army and this has been a great workout to keep in shape.
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Guinevere JoJo
7 months ago
I have kids who take classes here and these classes have really boosted their self-esteem. My daughter has even learned to curb her anger and process it for good. My son used to have horrible self-esteem but since the classes, I have seen a huge 360°!
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David Sigthorsson
3 months ago
Nice people and good practical training, particularly enjoy the BJJ classes with JR.
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Charlton Lewis, II
8 months ago
You will not find a better place to train in all of Dayton and Southwest Ohio. The quality of the head instructor, the senior students, and the passion for martial arts are second to none. I trained all the way to my black sash and became a disciple of Tien Shan Pai Kung Fu!
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Jay Brown
3 months ago
This is a wonderful program and complete training! Our child has been coming for 7 months: competition team, good focus on children development. Comprehensive mix of adults, teenagers, and children. By far the best of it's kind in Southwest Ohio!
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Michelle Steck
5 months ago
My son has been going to this school for a little over a month and we are sooooooo happy with the staff and everything he is learning. His confidence has gone up and we couldn't be happier with the school and master!
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Douglas Vaughan
8 months ago
I have studied Martial Arts for many years. I was introduced to the Filipino Martial Arts while living in Saudi Arabia. This is where I began studying Arnis. When I came back to Ohio, I remembered an amazing martial artist, Master Manuel Taningco. I remembered being amazed by him when I saw him give a demonstration back in the late 70's. I visited Master T's school and fell in love with the place, the students, and Master T's instruction. Currently, I study Kali. I would recommend the school and this art to anyone, regardless of background, age, or activity level.
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Emily Steck
5 months ago
I have 3 grandchildren attending this school, the Master is amazing, and the staff as well. Very happy with the way they teach, and, I'm looking forward to many years with them. 👍🏼


2015 is my 39th year teaching in Dayton Metropolitan area. It is my 40th overall teaching two years from New Mexico State.  Teaching for the last 40 years and practicing for the last 49 years has been a love affair of mine since a young child other than basketball and watercolor painting and designing.
From, humble beginnings, without a uniform, from private lessons to group settings in commercial martial arts school and into research and development, gave me empowerment. That is self-esteem, self-confidence without arrogance. Just knowing yourself, a little surer and that you can kick butt if need be. 

more to read on   Below is Grandmaster Tim Gasper and I am standing top right corner. mt.
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Congratulations to Caelan Smith for passing his coveted Tama Black Belt Test which lasted more than 4 hours this past Saturday. 
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Check out this wonderful summary of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day complete with a photo slideshow of the event.
Saturday, April 26, 2014, started out as a chilly morning at the Kettering Recreation Complex for the 2014 World Tai Chi and Qigong day event. The wild Canadian Geese were playing on the pond next to the center and people were out strolling along the walk paths enjoying the spring day. As many of the Tai Chi players started to assemble, old and new friends said their greetings. The sun was trying to peak out from behind the clouds as if to say we...
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Cost is $75 per person

All participates must where a GI.

Shawn started his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in 1998; nine years later in 2007 Shawn took the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world by storm, competing at least twice a month. Only one month after receiving his black belt from master Lloyd Irvin, he competed in the Pan American championships. next to the world championships This is the toughest tournament in the world. Shawn walked through all opponents making it to the finals where he would face world champion and world renowned Paragon Jiu-Jitsu instructor Franjna. No one gave Shawn a chance to make it through the whole match against him. Not only did he last the whole match, he was beating him till the last minute. Then he got reversed on points when the time ran out. Shawn received a standing ovation from the spectators as he defied the odds. Shawn has won six international medals; one at brown belt and five at black belt including a gold in the Pan American Championship No Gi. Shawn currently heads up the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program at the Nashville Mixed Martial Arts academy. where he lead the team to a number one non chain school ranking in North American Grappling Association (NAGA). he holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and has vast knowledge of wrestling and sambo.
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Martial arts school in Dayton, OH. We've been active in the Dayton Metropolitan Area for 38 years. We offer child, adult, and family martial arts classes.
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TAMA students share martial arts at WPAFB Passport to Asian the the Pacific culture festival.
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TAMA has some great new t-shirts available! Made with a light weight wicking fabric in all sizes. Stop by the TAMA office and get yours!
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