Why Choose US... 

World Wide Affiliation

     Travel? Move often? The Japan Karate Association (JKA) is one of the most respected Shotokan karate organizations in the world, found in over 100 countries and throughout the United States. Training and testing are standardized. Ranks earned in the JKA are recognized throughout the worldwide organization, your investment, time and energy will be worth it. Books and videos are available to help supplement practice. 

High Quality Instruction

​     Sensei Khim Torres along with Sensei Ferdinand Torres, are certified instructors and internationally accomplished champions. They each have over 30 years of martial arts experience. Sensei Khim and Sensei Ferdinand focused on giving quality instruction, emphasizing to their students the importance of quality over quantity. They both teach karate as it is taught in Japan. To Sensei Khim and Sensei Ferdinand karate is more than just a passion, it’s a family tradition and a way of life.

     Our classes are directly taught by the chief instructor. No class is ever taught by anyone under the rank of Shodan level. There is infrastructure for you to pursue your goals as a competitor, a judge, an examiner and/or for health and lifetime training. All certification is through JKA. 


     In our academy we help all our students to improve on:

  • Focus
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-discipline
  • Humility
  • Self-defense skills
  • Flexibility and Coordination
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Independent motivation
  • Leadership skills
  • Weight loss 

Number of Classes

     We hold classes Monday through Saturday for adults and children and training is unlimited- that is, you may participate in as many general classes as you wish. 

Special Training Opportunities

     Special seminars, intensive training camps and special interest classes are available to members periodically throughout the year, as well as the option to join the JKA Maine Academy competition team. Our dojo is engaged in the local, national, and worldwide affiliation with opportunities to travel and train under notable instructors and share experiences with karatekas all over the world.

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We are an authentic traditional Shotokan karate dojo. We are dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Japan Karate Association - Shotokan karate.

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Try out your first class with us! For more information – email us at jkamaine@hotmail.com  to arrange for your free trial class. We offer classes 6-days a week.

JKA Maine Karate Academy

Japan Karate Association of Maine