May Newsletter



May is always a bit of a disruption to training due to the bank holidays and half term, but LTK have put on extra training sessions, black belt only session, and a mixed martial art session to keep you going! Senior Black & Brown belt gradings are on the horizon for June so make sure you have all the information you need!
Happy Birthday in MAY to:
Cally Trumper, Maddie Cross, Callum Spence, Calum Lloyd-Bithell, Patrick Somervaille, Jessie Hazell, Carl Williams, Jessica Ashcroft, Harri Nesbitt, Olly Sidgwick, Doti Westerman, Aaron Macken, Harri Jones. Have a great day and check your email for a LTK birthday message!
APRIL 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:  Heidi Ellis & Ruan Mitchellof Llanidloes / Rudi Layton, Imogen Rogers & Jack Hughes of Presteigne / Max Dontenville of Weobley / Millie Price of Rhayader
May Bank Holidays
Llanidloes Dojo will be CLOSED on the May Bank Holidays, Monday 7th & Monday 28th. There is an extra training session to help make up the sessions. Details below.

Llanidloes Extra Training 
These are for ALL LTK students from ANY Club, ALL ages and ALL grades and put on to help you progress with your karate. The next one will be at Llanidloes Sports Centre Saturday 12th May  10am-12noon. £10. (Free to Llanidloes students who pre-pay for May's monthly fee by standing order and lose 2 Monday sessions due to the forthcoming Bank Holidays. Check with Lee for clarification. 

Black Belts Only Session
This is a great opportunity for all LTK Black Belts to come together and train, the last one was back in January which seems a lifetime ago! The next one will be Sunday 27th May 11am-1pm £15 at Presteigne Sports Centre. You are then welcome to train in the Mixed Martial Art session for Free from 1pm-3pm
Black & Brown Belt Grading:
The next LTK Senior Black & Brown belt grading will take place on Saturday 23rd June 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 November. 
NEW 6 week Beginners course Mixed Martial Arts!
If you have always fancied trying martial arts try our NEW 6 week beginners course in Mixed Martial Arts. Starting on Monday 21st May at our Llanidloes club or Tuesday 22nd May at our Presteigne club for 14yrs
Whether you are looking for a great way to get in shape, to relieve stress or to learn from the best, then MKG Presteigne & Llanidloes is the place for you! Our fun, relaxed, atmosphere is welcoming to all levels of martial arts interest. The MKG training methods, class structure and training equipment are all designed to create a martial arts experience that is safe yet effective. This could be the most fun you will have learning a serious martial art. From day one you will be hitting pads and learning to react to attacks in effective ways. Confidence, health and sense of well being. This is the true anti-aging formula!
No excuses book your place today! 
Only £30 including club T-shirt.
Summer Fete Karate Displays
Weobley Karate club has been kindly asked if the students would like to take part in 2 Summer Fetes. In Weobley on June 16th and in Eadrisley on July 7th. Emails and flyers have been sent out so please let me know if you would like to attend. We could have some great Fun and I'll buy you all an ice cream!!!
LTK Gradings
For Junior colour belt gradings they will be held at the clubs during the following months of the year:
June Monday 18th-Friday 22nd / November Monday 19th-Friday 23rd

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 ! 
Staying in touch
Please make sure LTK has an up-to-date email address so we can keep in touch with you. Our software sends out emails with current info and birthday emails, so if you have not received any of these please let us know. You may need to check your junk/trash/spam folder as your email may not recognise it in the first instance, then move it to your inbox. Postal address and phone numbers need to be kept current as well.

Social Media
LTK has various ways to keep in touch with current events and info. We are on FaceBook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram search LeeTaylorKarate and you should find us! 
Until next month!
Train Hard - Train Safe - Have FUN.