October Newsletter



So a full month back at LTK now completed! Things start to get busy from now on, new students, sparring competition, gradings, BCKA license renews, seminars, videos, podcasts and lots of training! We welcome all the new students if you have any questions please ask we are here to help you. 
Happy Birthday in October to:
Cerys LLoyd, Damien Davies, Iwan Jones, Harri Davies, Daniel Lloyd, Ruby Koffer, John Selly, Abby Spence, Colin Atkinson, CAden Davies, Jacob Gwatkin, Indi Bennett, Rune Dawson, Scott Pudge. Have a great day and check your email for a LTK birthday message!
September Student of the Month:
Now that we have completed another month training we can award the student of the month at each dojo! 100% attendance, working hard, being a great partner, respectful amongst other attributes make up the award. LTK is more than just kicking and punching! 
Congratulations to:  Noah Koffer & Romily Ellis of Llanidloes / Rudi Layton, Will Preece & Gracie-Mae Hughes of Presteigne / Patrick Dabek of Weobley / Millie Price of Rhayader

Sparring Training/Competition
Recently I have had enquiries from students at all of the clubs expressing an interest in developing their fighting/sparring skills further with a view to possibly take part in tournaments/competitions. LTK sent out emails to purple belt junior students and all colour belt adult students to gauge interest and we had a trial training session back in August which was well received! LTK now has an Inter Club competition along with training on Saturday 6th October at Presteigne sports centre 10-2pm for those interested. Emails and flyers have been sent out!
BCKA Karate License
LTK students that have a BCKA License book, will shortly receive an email about renewing it as they are due to expire on 30th October 2018. Forms will also be issued at the clubs for new and existing license's. Payment can be made via, cash, card machine, PayPal, Bank Transfer and will be due by Friday 26th October. Prompt payment is much appreciated to ensure smooth renew process with the BCKA.

New LTK Podcast!
LTK now has a podcast called The 10 Minute Dojo with Sensei Lee. Another great way to learn whilst away from the dojo. Episode 3 is now live on various platforms called 'For the love of it' Click the link and follow the podcast for future episodes! Click HERE!

Black & Brown Belt Grading
The next LTK Senior Black & Brown belt grading will take place on Saturday 17th November at Presteigne Sports Centre. Eligible students will receive their invitation at their club, and emails have been sent out! LTK senior gradings only take place every six months so try your best to attend or you will have to wait for the next one in June.  
LTK Junior Colour Gradings:
The next LTK gradings for junior colour belts will take place week commencing Monday 19th November through to Friday 23rd November. All eligible students will receive a form at their dojo. For those students who have recently joined at a LTK club in the last couple of months you will be eligible to grade at the next one. Any questions on the grading process please email Sensei Lee at
Club T-shirts
It is great to see students wearing the LTK Club T-shirts through the Summer months. But just a reminder that the t-shirt is not the official uniform the full Karate suit is. As the months will be getting colder please wear the full kit, especially for gradings and seminars.

LTK Annual Seminar
It will soon be time to end 2018 with the LTK Annual Seminar, which is to celebrate the year and have 4 hours of awesome training! It is planned for Saturday 15th December at Presteigne 10am-2pm. A chance to drop off the kids and get some Christmas shopping done! Full details to follow

LTK YouTube Channel
If you need video references of LTK Kata  then you will find them on our YouTube channel. Click here to subscribe LTK YouTube Channel!   
Mixed Martial Arts!
We now have 2 mixed martial arts classes at Presteigne & Llanidloes. So if you always wanted to learn martial arts but Karate didn't take your fancy, come along and try mixed martial arts. You do not need to be fit, or young, just the will to turn up! Llanidloes is every Monday 8pm at The Function Room, Presteigne is every Tuesday 7pm at the Memorial Hall. LTK adult students are welcome to attend in addition to their Karate class.
New LTK APP for your mobile devices!:
Lee Taylor has created the Lee Taylor Karate App for your Android smartphones and tablets. What this means is that LTK students can have video references of karate drills / kata / bunkai information at your fingertips! The app will be updated regularly and will contain videos on the following topics: Kata performance, Impact and Pad Drills, Seminar Footage from Lee and other Instructors, Karate Throws, Locks and Ground Drills, Forthcoming Events Info, Along with other content as we continue to expand the LTK app. Click HERE and download yours today for only £1.79 ! 
Social Media
LTK has various ways to keep in touch with current events and info. We are on FaceBook, YouTube, Twitter, Google , LinkedIn, and Instagram search LeeTaylorKarate and you should find us! 
Until next month!
Train Hard - Train Safe - Have FUN.