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 three weekly classes.

The dojo operates out of the Penobscot Bay YMCA, in Rockport, Maine. We offer four weekly classes open to all teen and adult students. Karate classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Kobudo class takes place during the last 30 minutes of one karate class per week. We change which class (Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) each week.

Our classes are designed for teens and adults. If you are interested in a children’s class, our classes might be the wrong fit. Please feel free to come and audit and decide for yourself. We are proud to be the only Maine karate dojo that is a member of the WMKA.

There is no extra fee for members of the Penobscot Bay YMCA.

Classes are intense and will help improve both your mental and physical endurance. We practice kata and kumite (sparring), fighting applications, and basics. If you are thinking of learning the art of Shorin-ryu Karatedo while strengthening your body and mind, email us at mainekarate@gmail.com or give us a call at (207) 358-0343.