Since 1976

About Us

We train in Muay Thai, we breathe Muay Thai, and we love Muay Thai, eat Thai food,  we promote Muay Thai tournaments and fight in Muay Thai competitions. Yes, we speak the body language of Muay Thai – and we do it in the ring!. 

Our Story

We have a clean and very spacious space for your Muay Thai training! We are passionate about our art of Muay Thai Kickboxing. We teach both the modern Muay Thai and the old style Muay Thai. 

 Master Taningco has brought Muay Thai Art in this Dayton area since 1976. He was the first to promote and have stable full contact fighters in the Dayton area. He has taught many area students that have become undefeated and some became professional fighters. He is very active in teaching after 43 years of teaching martial arts.  


Ajarn Manuel Taningco is named into the Association Of Boxing Commissions 2009-2011 Muay Thai Committee for Unified Rules and Guidelines for Muay Thai both Professional and Amateur worldwide. Selected as one of the Chairman’s Advisory Committee Expert Appointment sanctioned by the US Athletic Commissions. Taningco is the first Muay Thai instructor in Ohio to sponsor a Muay Thai event. Taningco is one of the certified instructors under the United World Muay Thai Federation under Vut Kamnark. Taningco was the first to promote Muay Thai competition Nationally in Ohio inviting fighters from California to Puerto Rico.

Taningco is the first to promote Muay Thai competition at the Arnold Martial Arts Festival and managed the program as a Director for Muay Thai competition for the first four years.

His expertise and attention to details mixed with his passion will guide you in becoming the best you can be. He also helped his brother in law Alan Schroeder as a sparring partner for Alan’s Golden Glove boxing champion for 5 years in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Master Taningco was also trained in the old tradition of Panuntukan (Filipino Boxing) a cousin art of the Muay Boran under his brother Alex and Dan Inosanto. Taningco has also trained under Dan Inosanto (Bruce Lee’s Protégé) of Chai Sirusite Muay Thai system.

Every instructor is passionate about helping you achieve your goals. Your Muay Thai lessons will be as genuine and challenging. It will surely help you condition yourself and in get yourself in good shape and be able to defend yourself. You will truly be motivated with the instructor’s guidance in creating a supportive environment for you to achieve real results.

Our “certification program” is available to anyone who wish to dedicate themselves to pursuing excellence. It is very extensive and informative through the methodology of teaching under Master Taningco. We also offer competition to Dayton Muay Thai fighters. Competition is for those who wish to go beyond to test their limits and to test their physical, mental and emotional attributes. Call Now for your two-week trial lessons with no obligation. Call for appointment 937-254-7035. Private lessons are also available upon request via personal interview.

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