About the Dojo

Karate students are lined up facing the front of the dojo, and are practicing straight punches. Sensei Troup is barely visible in front of the class, appearing blurry do to his movements.

The Rockland Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate Dojo was founded in January 2006 to bring traditional Matsubayashi-Ryu karate to midcoast Maine with four weekly classes.

  • The three weekly Karate classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
  • The one weekly Kobudo class takes place during the last 30 minutes of one karate class per week. We change which class (Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) and which weapon (Bo, Sai, Tonfa, Nunchaku) each week.