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OUR MUAY THAI STORY
Master Taningco has been bringing Muay Thai to the Dayton area since 1976, where he was the first to promote and have a stable of full contact fighters.
We are passionate about the art of Muay Thai Kickboxing. We have a clean and very spacious space for your Muay Thai training that includes a full-sized boxing ring! It is one of the largest Muay Thai Training Centers in the Midwest. Our curriculum features both modern Muay Thai and old-style Muay Thai. Many of our area students have had undefeated amateur records and some have gone on to become professional fighters. Master Taningco is very active in teaching after over 45 years of teaching martial arts. He is an accomplished master in many different martial art as both a student and an instructor. His unique approach integrates his family art of “Panantukan,” a cousin art of Muay Boran from which Muay Thai art originated. Master Taningco understands the language of this rich fighting art. Proven in the ring and on the street, Master Taningco has gained his experience through many, many rounds of sparring with his fighters along with real-life challenges without rules. He also fought for TEAM USA vs Russia in 1993 at the age of 38, winning his division for Team USA.
Taningco was named Muay Thai Director for Arnold Martial Arts Sports Festival in Columbus for 5 years and again was asked to be part of the Muay Thai competition program in the coming years. Former Lumpinee Muay Thai champions, such as Sakasem and Saekson, both have served as center referees at Taningco’s Midwest Muay Thai Championship and US National Muay Thai Belt Championship. Both also gave many seminars at TAMA Muay Thai Gym along with Vut Kamnark, Dragon Matee, and the legendary Samart.