A KARATE teacher who has just moved to Ormskirk is looking for premises to open new classes in the area.
Ken Fairhurst is a 7th Dan Kyoshi, and has taught karate in Skelmersdale for more than 40 years, the longest continuously run martial arts class in the area.
He said: “Since moving to Ormskirk I have been actively looking for premises to open new classes in this area, but to no avail.
“I was hopeful about a local primary school that offered use of their premises but they could not open during school holidays, so that was not suitable.
“I am hoping a reader may let us use a premises.
“I am the chief instructor of a group that is not for profit, so annual fees are for membership of the Governing Body (NAKMAS) and insurance. They are £25 in the first year and £15 per year renewal.
“Training fees are determined by how much rent is charged for use of the premises, but are usually £4 per session. There are no direct debit or monthly contracts, people can just pay when they train.”
Classes are for children eight years and above and adults, and there is no upper age limit.
The classes are not for sporting competition, but are traditional Okinawan Karate for self defence and fitness.
The group has a Facebook page Sanchin-Ryu Okinawan Karate Organisation, and a website www.sanchinryukarate.co.uk. Ken’s contact number is 07532101591.