JKA Maine Karate Academy

Past Events: 

JULY, 2017

Come & experience traditional karate at it's finest! Phoenix Academy of Martial Arts is hosting training seminar. Sensei Khim & Ferdie Torres are invited as guest instructors.

September, 2016

Thank you to all who supported team USA. It was a lot of hard work and patience to get into this level and it wouldn't be possible without your help. Team USA bagged 1 gold, 1 silver & 1 bronze.


We would like to take a moment to thank and congratulate all the Competitors,Judges & Volunteers who came and supported the tournament. Without you guys this tournament would not turn out as successful as it did. We can not put into words how thankful we are for your support. We could not ask for a better group of people than you! The success of the tournament would not have been possible!

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all again on future successful events! OSS!...

Sensei Khim & Sensei Ferdie

November, 2016

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our 1st JKA Maine Autumn Camp. We had a great learning experience with our guest instructor Tony Nakamura Sensei!

Also, special thanks to Jorge Torres of JKA New York and Souley Konate of JKA Boston who drove a long distance to support our camp! To IMA Filmz & Photoz thank you for capturing great moments! It was very nice to see that we all worked together to embrace a traditional karate community.

We are extremely honored that every one made it to our event and hoping to see you all again. OSS!

July, 2016

Come and join us on Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at 11am-3pm.  Demonstration of different techniques of Kata, Kihon & Kumite (Ippon & Jiyu Ippon) and many more will be performed by the Competition Team.  Please visit our JKA Facebook Page.


Amazing results! We represented the state of Maine & JKA/AF at the SKDI & US Goodwill Tournament. It was consisted of anywhere between 150-160 competitors; included Louisiana, Massachusetts, NYC, Bronx, Brooklyn, New Jersey & Connecticut. Out of 9 competitors from JKA Maine, we won 5 golds, 3 silvers & 2 bronze.

August 17-20, 2017
14th Funakoshi Gichin Cup World Karate Championships was held in the Sports Arena at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

MARCH, 2017

We are very proud that Sensei Rikiya Iimura, JKA World Kumite Champion & WKF Japan Team Member had visited JKA Maine Academy and conducted seminars for 3 days. It was a great experience with tons of knowledge to absorb. Thank you to Sensei Tony Nakamura for bringing World Class Instructor to Maine. We are happy that you have extended this opportunity to JKA Maine. OSS!


What a great success for our team this past weekend! We represented Maine strongly at the JKA/AF National Tournament in New Orleans, Louisiana. We got 8 golds, 5 silvers & 5 bronze. We are impressed and very proud of our new JKA Maine Team.


1st Place Men's Team Kata (Sensei Khim, Yuki & Michael)

2nd Place Youth Team Kata (Ben, Arianna & Mika)

1. Sensei Khim - 1st in Senior Men Individual Kata & 3rd in Men's individual Kata.

2. Sensei Ferdie - 3rd in Senior Men Individual Kata

3. Yuki Torres - 1st in Youth Black belt Kata & Kumite

4, Michael Umayam - 2nd in Youth Black belt Kata & Kumite

5. Tom Osgood - 2nd in Brown belt kata & Kumite

6. Bruce Luong - 1st in Brown belt kata & 3rd in Kumite

7. Ben Farris - 1st in Boys Youth Brown belt Kata & 3rd in Kumite

8. Arianna Ruiz - 1st in Girls Youth Brown belt Kata & Kumite

9. Mika Torres - 2nd in Girls Youth Brown belt Kata & 3rd in Kumite

10. Jen Madore - Competed in Women Black belt division

11. Darryl Farris - Competed in Men Intermediate division

August, 2016

A fantastic joint beach training with our friend dojo, Shotokan Karate Academy. It was nice to see old friends & meet new ones as well. Thank you everyone!! Oss!

MAY, 2017

What a great turn out! Our 1st Maine Traditional Karate Invitational Tournament was participated by 4 selected dojos from Topsham, Auburn, Greene & Connecticut. This event was approved by New England Traditional Karate Alliance. Competitors, Judges, Parents and Family had a great time! We really appreciate your help, this wouldn't be possible without your kind support. Thank you and God bless you all. OSS!