CeballosThe Ceballos Family of Martial Arts and the branch Tamanegi Do



Tamanegi Do Martial Arts is the systematic personification of techniques

PA 2e-O'Sensei of TDMAS circa 1978 in Alaska (6)

founded on Maui in 1975, then formalized in 1978, as the curriculum for the University of Alaska’s Military Extension Program located on Eielson AFB.



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  The branches of Tamanegi Do form the current PA 2a-Jose Abas Ceballos Soke of Shimahito Ryu Maui HI 1948-Kuminiwa Senseibasis reflecting the composite influences grafted by many martial arts systems & masters dating back to the the origins of the Ceballos Family of Martial Arts (to be explored in future writings).



This four decade growth and development began1--SSG Ceballos c2010 largely due to the world wide exposure Michael Ceballos received carrying on the military traditions of the Ceballos branch which forms his family line.


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It’s noteworthy to speak of the unique opportunity which presented itself to enhance his knowledge, skills and abilities not only as a warrior, but as a martial arts instructor. First 7-Level Class 1981-Chanute AFB, IL

During the bulk of the 80’s decade, Michael Ceballos earned the right to follow one path of the American Samurai as an integral member of advanced special training with one of the 3370th TCHTG 7-Level Mobile Training Teams (MTT).


1983 Hanshi Certificate w formr POW Col Joseph Shannahan

In 1983, after a couple years with the 7-Level MTT, countless hours of courses, studying and conducting formal United States Air Force training all the while utilizing lessons learned to further develop his system of martial arts, Ceballos earned and received his Master Instructor rating (Hanshi) from the U.S. Government. A fellow Air Force Instructor, martial arts mentor and Sensei, Kaicho Edgar Stiltner of the Toku Kai, is the only other martial artist presently known to hold this same honor having received it years prior.


TDMA, as an eclectic martial art, is truly American by nature. Beikokujin Jujitsu, Kyujitsu, Kama’aina Kobudo & Hojutsu readily reflect this fact in the use of American style recurve &1-1 the new sword Yotaka-ha Sangawa Ryu compound bows as well as contemporary black powder and modern firearms.1991 - Tashi Bobby Prather - Uchideshi of O'Sensei (2)

Numerous Tamanegi Do Hojutsu courses for just over a decade carried NRA certification for the student. It wasn’t until Sensei’s military commitments and deployments took priority that he retired those certifications. Qualifications not withstanding, Tamanegi Do still conducts continuing education comprehensively set to MIL SPEC standards in every Hojutsu course, monitored for completeness by military peers.


PA 2j-O'Sensei teaching at the TDMAS Okii Matsu Ryu, Big Pine Key, FL

The empty hand curriculum’s of Tamanegi Do Martial Arts contain the elements of Hawaiian, Filipino, Polynesian, Japanese, Korean and Chinese arts. IMG_0768The same can be held true for the traditional weapons arts of the System.



As to the quality and composition of the tactical aspects of theTamanegi Do_Counter_Terrorism_Instructor_Hanshi_Michael_Ceballos Tamanegi Do Martial Arts System (TDMAS), a former Masaad operative compared the System to Krav Magra for it’s intensity and combative completeness.


Though a contemporary martial art today, TDMAS maintains strong  TDMA - 1940                             traditional values, imbued by American persona.


Many of the Tamanegi Yodansha and Kodansha are continuing to serve this nation in combat roles.Tamanegi_Do_Martial_Arts_Ichimara_Ryu_2nd_Generation_Samurai_Warriors All told, 240 years of this Republic’s history reflects the sacrifices and combat PA 2b- Soke Peter Ceballos of Shimahito Ryu circa 1954legacy found among these military martial arts veterans serving as “America’s Samurai”.



   As a body of samurai warriors, each holds sacred their Oath as Americans to obey the lawful orders and leadership in protecting and defending the Constitution and the Republic against all enemies, foreign and domestic.TDMA_Law_Enforcement_Instructor_MJC


Teaching “Leadership” knowledge and skills as deeply as the individual arts, the PA 4 - ABSK-Sangawa-Katsu Shika-TDMA leadershipKodansha continues to develop and enhance the leaders of today and tomorrow. Youthful dreams of the main body of the Tamanegi Do are realized through the Budokan’s alignment with prestigious American institutions like the National Rifle Association (Hojutsu), the Amateur Athletic UnionMJC Karate Club St. Cloud, FL 93-94 b of the United States (Karate, Fencing, Judo, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do) and karate with US National Karate Federation, setting perpetual goals in helping their athletes pursue their standard dreams of gold within the countless venues of martial expertise.