June Newsletter



June is always a busy month at LTK, we usually go out into the community and give sessions or displays with no exception this year! Then at the end of the month the big LTK Black & Brown belt gradings!! Always a great day seeing students push themselves to reach the next level. LTK Junior gradings for eligible students will also take place this month. Full details below. 
Happy Birthday in JUNE to:
Harry Hawkins-Selly, Joshua Peck, Charles Day, Paul Hassett, Imogen Rogers, Mair Thomas, Alfie Stokes, Callum Lloyd, Ben Rogers, Oliver Gore, Millie Price, Oswyn Blakeway, Mal Parkes, Kyle Fielding, D'yani Hinds-Williams, Sofia Hodge. Have a great day and check your email for a LTK birthday message!
MAY 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:  Romily Ellis of Llanidloes /  Lewis Bird, Daniel Lloyd & Mair Thomas of Presteigne / Jack Morris of Weobley / Tilly Evans of Rhayader
LTK Competition Success!
Well done Rune (Presteigne Dojo) Byron and Finn (Weobley Dojo) representing LTK at the Hereford Open tournament. Very proud of all your performances considering its only your 2nd competition!! Congratulations Byron on your Bronze well deserved!
If your are interested in competing look out for our own LTK Competition Sept/Oct this year, and a sparring training session maybe in August!
Sensei Lee Seminar 
On Sunday 9th June 12-4pm Lee will be joining forces with Andrew Rheeston and Leigh Simms to deliver an awesome session on Karate at the Joseph Chamberlain Sports Centre in Birmingham. Any LTK Seniors who wish to attend and support Sensei Lee then drop him an email. This will be a great day!
Black & Brown Belt Grading:
The next LTK Senior Black & Brown belt grading will take place on Saturday 22nd 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.
LTK Junior Colour Gradings
The next LTK gradings for junior colour belts will take place week commencing Monday 24th June through to Friday 28th June. All eligible students will receive a form and relevant grading book 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.

Presteigne Carnival Display
Presteigne Karate club has been kindly asked if the students would like to take part in Presteigne Carnival on Saturday July 13th. We will be on display at 2.45pm. Entry is free to under 16's, there is parking and we can change in the scout hut. 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!!!

August Dates
The LTK training timetable at the dojo changes during August. I am considering having a day class for each club during the first week of August. This will be 1 session 4 hours long possibly 10-2pm (open to suggestions) This means a student will get all of their training for the month in 1 session but during the day instead of the night. We would then be closed for the rest of August. Please let me know what you think? 

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. It is available on various platforms. Episodes 10 is now live! Click the link and follow the podcast for future episodes! Click HERE!

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!  

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.