> When is training?
For beginners, training is twice a week and takes place on Mondays & Fridays (6:30 pm - 8:00 pm).
> Do I need to buy a karate suit?
You will only need to purchase a Karate suit when it’s time to take your first grading – until then loose clothing is perfectly acceptable.
> Am I too old?
No. You can begin training at any age.
> Is karate suitable for women?
Yes, it most certainly is. Both women and men can benefit equally from karate training.
> Do I need to be fit before I start?
No. Karate training promotes fitness and good health. You start slowly and build up your fitness level.
> What does it cost?
Adult sessions are £6.00
Lifetime club membership £10 (adults).
Note - Before your first grading you must be licensed by the national governing body - currently £25 per year.
> How long does it take to reach black belt?
About 4 years of training regularly two or three times a week - don't believe anyone who says it can be done in much less time than this. There is no quick fix.
> Is there parking available?
Ormskirk School has more than enough free space to satisfy your every parking need.
Ormskirk Shotokan Karate Club
Mondays: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fridays: 6:30PM - 8:00 PM
Training Cost: £6.00
New adult beginners (16+) are always welcome.