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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 adultyouthlittle 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!


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.

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Our Regularly Scheduled Services

Adult Class
Youth Class
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Also, check out our Events page to register for our other activities such as women’s self defense classes, tournaments, open house and more!

Maine Traditional Karate: Class Schedule

OrringtonYouth Class
Adult Class
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
(1st & 3rd of month)
OrringtonGreen Belt
Brown Belt
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
(2nd & 4th of month)
OrringtonBlue Belt
Black Belt
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
OrringtonYouth Class
Adult Class
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
ThuCorinnaCombo Class5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
OrringtonLittle Samurai
Combined Class
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please be mindful of our observed holidays! Click here for our current list of holidays where there will be no class

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About Us

Dojo Locations

136 River Rd
Orrington, ME 04474
42 Stetson Rd
Corinna, ME 04928

Sensei Steve breaking 4 concrete slabsMaine Traditional Karate & Fitness is a charter dojo in the OSMKKF. The dojo is rooted in the traditional style of Okinawan Shorin Ryu. Our goal is to develop each student with practical martial arts for self-defense usage as well as improve overall fitness, confidence and knowledge. Our Grandmaster Fusei Kise in Okinawa said it best himself, “My only wish is for you to develop good heart, good family and good karate.”

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. He was bestowed the honorable title of Renshi by Grandmaster Kise. Sensei Steve has completed Kusanku and Sakagawa no Kon Sho, two of our system’s highest level katas.

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. Most recently, an additional dojo location, Corinna Shorin Ryu, was opened in January 2020!

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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Congratulations Sensei Steve, MTK students and much more!

Hanshi John Shipes Visit October 2021 First off, we have a big announcement, Hanshi John Shipes has confirmed he will be coming to visit the first weekend of October! He will be flying in on Thursday, September 30th. We expect that there will be time set aside for certified instructors, black belts, our little samurai, …