October Newsletter



It was good to get back to a full month of training at LTK dojo for September, (even though I was away for a little anniversary at the end!) Everyone seems to be back into their routines, with changes happening for students new class, new college & Uni we wish everyone the best whatever changes are happening this month you will all be fine! Lot's of things coming up so keep up-to-date!
Happy Birthday in October to:
Abby Spence, Scott Pudge, Kyle Dales, Colin Atkinson, Ollie Morris, Rune Dawson, Ruby Koffer, John Selly, Caden Davies, Cerys Lloyd, Nia Mcgrath, Damien Davies, Iwan Jones, Logan Avery, Luca Jerman, Jacob Gwatkin, Daniel Lloyd. Have a great day and check your email for a LTK birthday message!
September Student of the month:
Now we have got Summer out of the way it's back to finding the student of the month at the LTK clubs! Congratulations to those students who gained the award which is achieved by consistent attendance, attitude, respect, behaviour, being a great training partner, amongst other things. Well done to Tommy Spence of Weobley, Reuben Ingram of Rhayader, Ashia Day, Chloe Lloyd-Bithell, Luke Gibbs of Presteigne, and Ted Pert & Shannon Macken of Llanidloes. Keep working hard!
Monthly Membership Fee:
LTK clubs have now been running for over 10 years and during that time the monthly membership fee has only increased twice, even though expenses for running a karate club continue to increase every year. That is why from October of this year the monthly fee for a student will increase by only 50p a lesson. This price is still very, very competitive compared to other karate clubs in the area and other activities. This equates to £24 a month per student for Karate, payable as usual at the start of every month. (The £2 discount for additional family members still applies.) Full details will be given out in due course and if you need further clarification please contact me. Thank you for your continued support of our group.
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:Solo kata performance of various Kata, 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 !
Student BCKA License Renewal:
This annual license registers the student with the British Combat Karate Association, and it also provides insurance cover for the student during their training. Students who have a license book need to renew it by October 30th 2017 for the forthcoming year. Emails will be sent out automatically with details to renew along with flyers at all the clubs. This is an essential part of a student's training so renewing in advance will be greatly appreciated. If you want further information about this please email Sensei Lee.
LTK Skills For Life Packs:
Each junior student receives a skills for life pack relevant to their next colour belt grade in karate, which is packed full of information to help them work towards the next level. In each pack there are sheets which include a Syllabus, Grading Info, Action Words, School Achievement Record and Home Achievement Record. The pack will help the student work towards their next grading whilst developing essential skills connecting them to the club, school and home life. Showing the student that everything that can be learned in the dojo can be applied to other areas to help them achieve any goals they want to work hard for. These will be issued during October.
Black & Brown Belt Grading:
The next LTK Senior Black & Brown belt grading will take place on Saturday 25th November 9am at Presteigne Sports Centre. Eligible students will receive their invitation at their club. 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 Colour Gradings:
The next LTK gradings for colour belts will take place week commencing Monday 20th November through to Friday 24th 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 in. Any questions on the grading process please email Sensei Lee at
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, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram search LeeTaylorKarate and you should find us! 

Until next month!
Train Hard - Train Safe - Have FUN.