Children and adults, whether they are brand new to martial arts or experienced, are warmly welcomed to our community. Our weekly classes include adult, youth, little samurai (for the youngest among us) and joint family training times. There is a spot for you, ready and waiting.
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.
Maine Traditional Karate: Class Schedule
|Day of the Week||Class Type||Time|
|Monday||Youth Class||5:30 PM - 6:30 PM|
|Monday||Adult Class||6:45 PM - 8:00 PM|
(1st & 3rd of month)
|Brown Belt Class||5:30 PM - 7:30 PM|
(2nd & 4th of month)
|Black Belt Class||5:30 PM - 7:30 PM|
|Wednesday||Youth Class||5:30 PM - 6:30 PM|
|Wednesday||Adult Class||6:45 PM - 8:00 PM|
(3rd of month)
|Green Belt Class||5:30 PM - 7:30 PM|
|Friday||Little Samurai Class||5:30 PM - 6:30 PM|
|Friday||Youth & Adult Combined Class||6:45 PM - 8:00 PM|
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.
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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!