Little Samurai Club

Little Samurai

Introduction to Traditional Okinawan Karate for Ages 4 - 7.

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Youth Class

Traditional Okinawan Karate and Kobudo for Ages 5 - 12

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Little Samurai

Traditional Okinawan Karate, Kobudo, and Tuite for Ages 13+

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Fitness Center

Fitness Center

Freeweights, Treadmills, and More. Available 24/7/365

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136 River Road, Orrington, Maine

207-570-KICK (5425)

A Place to Develop Good Heart, Good Family, and Good Karate

Maine Traditional Karate offers youth and adult classes in Shorin Ryu Matsumura Seito karate-do. Shorin-Ryu is a 300-year old Okinawan system of self-defense that involves punching, kicking, grappling, and throwing. This, combined with applying pressure points and joint manipulation creates a very effective method of defending against single or multiple attackers. Beginning with blue belt, both youth and adult students expand their training to include kobudo (weaponry) including the bo, sai, kama, tonfa, nitan bo, nunchaku, nunti bo, eku, and teko. Lessons involving Okinawan culture, customs, and language round out instruction by providing a larger framework within which to understand, interpret, and apply the material being taught.

Our dojo enjoys a direct link to its Okinawan lineage through membership in the Okinawa Shorin Ryu Matsumura Seito Karate snd Kobudo Federation (OSMKKF). The OSMKKF, led by Okinawan Grandmaster Fusei Kise (pictured here) and his son and federation president, Kaicho Isao Kise, unites students from around the world in the common pursuit of good heart, good family, and good karate.

Class Schedule

Monday Youth 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Adults 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

(1st & 3rd)
Black Belts 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday Youth 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Adults 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday Little Samurai 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Youth/Adult/Family 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Orrington Fitness Center

Open 24/7 365 Days a Year!!!

Our Instructors

Sensei Steve Apsega


Owner, Maine Traditional Karate
Certified Instructor in Karate, Kobudo, and Tuite

Sempai Scott Daigle

Sandan, Head Student

Instructor for Youth, Adult, and Brown Belt Class
Certified Instructor in Karate, Kobudo, and Tuite

Sempai Tommy Lyons


Family Night Instructor and Little Samurai Co-Instructor
Certified Instructor in Karate

Our Active Black Belts

Sempai Peter Bernier
Sempai Lauren Grant
Sempai Isaac Roberts
Sempai Seamus Mahoney
Sempai Misty Hammack
Sempai Shawn Roberts
Sempai Kailee Soucia
Shodan Jr.