July Newsletter



June was a busy month with gradings congratulations to all students who are now wearing a new belt! During the Summer remember plenty of fluids and t-shirts are allowed at the club. Club t-shirts are available to buy for £10 colours are Blue, Red, Black or Pink. If you are a LTK Black Belt the t-shirt is a different design exclusive for you!
The next item to deal with for July is the school holidays which will be fast approaching so please see the club timetable below for changes!
Happy Birthday in July to:
Joseph Pennington, Finn Macken, Byron Cross, Noah Lloyd, Jonathan Horniblow, Hannu Luffingham-Adams, David Jones, Jon Peck, Sorrel Gilbert-Jones, Ieuan Williams, George Griffiths, Freddie Wilke, Cara Wood, Luc Jones. Have a great day and check your email for a LTK birthday message!
June 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:  Seth Higgs of Llanidloes / Grayson Davies, Will Preece & Chloe Lloyd-Bithell of Presteigne / Lucy-Jo Messer of Weobley / Millie Price of Rhayader
Sensei Lee Interview
I had the honour of being interviewed by WhistleKick Martial Arts recently for their podcast. You can listen to my Karate story by clicking HERE!
Presteigne Carnival Saturday July 13th
I recently showed a picture of my Uncle doing a karate demonstration at Presteigne carnival 40 years ago! I am sat watching in the picture. Ironically LTK has been asked if we would like to demonstrate Karate at this years Presteigne carnival for the first time! AND my uncle may well be there too! NO PRESSURE!  It will be on Saturday 13th July at Wentes Meadow. We are scheduled to be on at 2.45pm and wouldn't be more than 30mins. We are allowed to use the scout hut for changing purposes, and parking is available. The Carnival is open at 1pm, I will be there around 2pm and entrance is free to under 16's. (Also free if you're over 16 but take part in our demonstration) If you would like to take part in the demonstration please let Sensei Lee know at your club or by email. So I can arrange wrist bands for over 16yrs!

Black & Brown Belt Grading:
Congratulations to the new LTK brown belts that was an impressive grading, enjoy wearing your new belts proud to have you in the group. Special mention to the new LTK Black Belts who have continued to train for a number of years showing real determination and commitment to reach this level, true black belt mentality! Well done Joe, Byron, Toby, Harvey and Andrew.
LTK Junior Colour Gradings
Well done to all the new colour belts at the LTK clubs keep working hard to get the result you want! For those yet to grade your time is coming so keep at it! If you have just achieved a NEW Purple Belt keep an eye out for an email explaining the brown belt process!

August Dates
Historically during August the karate club runs for 2 weeks at normal times then shuts for 2 weeks. This year I am looking into running a day class, on the same day during the first week of August Monday 5th, Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th, Friday 9th.  The session would be 4 hours and probably 10am-2pm (12-4pm for Weobley / Presteigne Tuesday class would join Friday session) The idea is the student get’s their monthly quota of training in 1 session then the club would be closed for the rest of August. For those who pay their monthly fee by standing order this session would be free of charge. Normal £24 fee applies for this session for other payment methods. 
Please let me know your thoughts by handing in the form or via email. Thanks for your support!

Extra Training Session
These are for ALL students, ALL ages and ALL grades and put on to help you progress with your karate and will take place on  Saturday September 14th 10am-12noon. £10 at Rhayader. This session will also help cover any missed sessions during August.

Black Belts Only Session
This will be the final black belt session of the year so I hope you can all attend. This is a great opportunity for all LTK Black Belts to come together and train. Since the last black belt grading we now have a great group of LTK black belts so it would be awesome to train together! It will be 12-2pm Saturday September 14th at Rhayader. £15 (You are welcome to attend the previous 10-12 session free of charge!)

LTK APP Upgrade
Lee Taylor has created the Lee Taylor Karate App for your Android smartphones and tablets and it has just had a major upgrade and re-design. What this means is that LTK students can have video references of Karate at your fingertips! The app is updated regularly and contains videos on LTK Syllabus, Kata, Pad Drills, Seminar Footage, Dojo footage, along with other content as we continue to expand the LTK app. It is a great way to improve your karate when you are not at your club. Click HERE and download yours today for only £1.79 ! GET YOURS TODAY!
Until next month!
Train Hard - Train Safe - Have FUN.