Everyone Is Welcome

Welcome to Maine Traditional Karate, a Bangor area Okinawan Karate dojo for everyone!

Children and adults are warmly welcomed to train at our school. Our weekly classes include adult, youth, little samurai and joint family training times. Martial arts provide fitness, fun and self-defense training that can change your life.

Your spot in the dojo is ready and waiting. Contact us today to sign up or ask any questions you may have!

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Training & Fitness

The martial art of Okinawan Shorin Ryu is passed on to students over the course of many sessions. Students train to improve their strength, speed, technique, and execution under the tutelage of licensed instructors. The training sessions provide a holistic approach to fitness as well as prepare students in the event they ever needed to defend themselves.

Our Services

Adult Class
Youth Class
Little Samurai
Fitness Center

Maine Traditional Karate: Class Schedule

Day of the WeekClass TypeTime
Youth Class5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Adult Class6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
(1st & 3rd of month)
Advanced Class
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
(2nd & 4th of month)
Black Belt Class5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Youth Class5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Adult Class6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Little Samurai Class5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Youth & Adult Combined Class6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

About Us

The dojo is owned and operated by Sensei Steve Apsega. His training in the martial arts extends over 30 years and he fully joined the Shorin Ryu Matsumura Seito orthodox karate organization in 1986.

His first dojo was opened in Whitneyville, ME in 1990. In 2000 he opened a new dojo in Hermon, ME. He then founded his current active dojo, Maine Traditional Karate in Orrington, ME, in 2003. Over the last couple decades he has trained many students with several promoting to the black belt ranks, each earning the title “Sempai”. Current Sempais help train the “color” belts (white, blue, green, brown) and several hold official instructor certifications.

More About Us:

Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Matsumura Seito Lineage
OSMKKF Charter Dojos Around the World
Maine Traditional Karate Black Belts
Maine Traditional Karate Dojo Members
Pricing & Discount Programs
Blog Posts & Updates
Contact Us
Frequently Asked Questions


We are located right on the main stretch of road in Orrington, about a stone’s throw from Snow’s Corner. Please feel free to come visit, take a seat and observe a class, or bring some comfortable loose clothing to try out a session with us!

Please contact Sensei Steve Apsega with any questions! You can reach him directly with the contact information below or submit the short web form at the bottom of the page.

Maine Traditional Karate and Fitness
Steve Apsega
136 River Rd
Orrington, ME 04474

For web/portal related questions, please contact mtkarateweb@gmail.com