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Lee Taningco is recognized as a certified instructor for both United World Muay Thai Federation and Dayton Muay Thai Association. He got his start in the martial arts at the young age of four.
He is known as a humble person, caring, and of course, a very fast and swift martial artist. His own experience in the ring is another factor that made him a great and well-known instructor. He has been a judge and a center referee for many fights in Ohio. He also has officiated for the Arnold Martial Arts Festival, US National Muay Thai Championships, Midwest Muay Thai Championships, and for the World Muay Thai Kickboxing Association. All these events were recognized by the Ohio Athletic Commission.
Most great instructors are also great students, and this is the case with Lee. He has been a great student of some of the best Muay Thai instructors around the nation from Sakasem, Saekson, Vut, Pongsan, Dragon Matee, and Samart. But for him, his greatest instructor is his Dad. Having literally grown up at the TAMA Family Arts Center, where he learned his skills from the age of four, Lee considers all who train at TAMA to be his extended family.
He is a hardworking man, who has a keen eye for every detail to make sure each move and result is worthwhile. His positive demeanor makes everybody’s work relationship with him harmonious, which motivates his students to work harder. Aside from his focused work ethic, he has also become a sparring partner for many students who, with his help, have gone on to become professional Muay Thai fighters. Indeed, he has been a great influence on many.
Lee Taningco is a family man and is a father of two boys. He’s a graduate of Purdue University and a school teacher. Lee enjoys passing down his knowledge and techniques to Muay Thai enthusiasts.