April Newsletter



Every month is usually very busy at LTK Dojo, but March definitely is due to the club gradings taking place, and this one did not disappoint! Well done to everyone who reached the next level, and those who did not grade this time the next one will be along very soon so keep training hard!  

Happy Birthday in April to:

Jacob Bavistock, Adam Lawrence, Arthur Cave-Browne-Cave, Mark Bozic, Rhodri Blakeway, Tobias Castanet, Dylan McDonagh, Kyle Thomas, Davy Mackenzie, Jack Hughes, Emily Jones, David Thompson. Have a great day and check your email!

March Student of the month

Now we have completed another month of training for 2017 at LTK it is time for more student of the month awards! 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 Jake Smith of Weobley, Saffron Barrett of Rhayader, Auran Bradbury, Maggie Valbuena & Jacob Bird of Presteigne, and Ryan Short & Cassie Hawkins-Selly of Llanidloes. Keep working hard!

LTK Colour Gradings

The LTK gradings for colour belts took place week commencing Monday 27th March through to Friday 31st March. All students that were eligible to grade did a great job stepping up to the next belt level and impressed me during the grading. It was great to see the progress being made and students trying their best to improve! I always enjoy this part of teaching watching students grow and push themselves. Well done. The next one will be in June so keep working hard! 

Easter Club Dates

There are a few dates coming up over the Easter Holidays during April which will result in the clubs being closed, please keep these dates for reference, emails will also be sent out, and check the website and social media also. Lessons can be made up at anytime during the month by attending any of the LTK clubs.

Presteigne dojo will be CLOSED Good Friday 14th

Llanidloes dojo will be CLOSED Easter Bank Holiday Monday 17th

Presteigne dojo & MKG will be CLOSED Tuesday 18th

Weobley dojo & Womens Kickboxing will be CLOSED Wednesday 19th

Rhayader dojo will be CLOSED Thursday 20th 

Presteigne dojo will be CLOSED Friday 28th as George & Lee are away on a training course

Iain Abernethy & Lee Taylor Seminar April 23rd

After having to cancel the seminar in 2016 due to my little accident it is great to have Iain back in Presteigne again for another awesome session on practical applications of kata. The seminar will be covering a variety of flow drills from Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan along with their associated pad drills (all styles). Sensei Lee will also be teaching his pad drills for the Heian/Pinan Kata.


This is open to ALL LTK Black Belts and senior students, so please try and support this unique event. Full details CLICK HERE


Llani & Rhayader Dojo 10 year Anniversary

I cannot believe that this June marks the 10 year anniversary of Llanidloes & Rhayader dojo opening it's doors! We will be celebrating this event with some great Karate training of course! This will be on Saturday 20th May 10-2pm at Llanidloes. Yes that's 4 hours of awesome training for only £10! This is open to ALL LTK students so book a place!

Mick Tully Seminar

I have managed to tie down my instructor Mick Tully for another fun seminar at Presteigne which is planned for Saturday 10th June. As usual there will be a junior session 10-12noon and a senior session 12-3pm open to all LTK students and MKG Presteigne students. This is always a great training session so don't miss out!

Brown & Black Belt Grading

The next senior grading for brown and black belt students is planned for Saturday 24th June at Presteigne Sports Centre. Full details will be given to eligible students. Senior grades can only be completed on this date so if you miss it the next opportunity will be November.

Until next month

Train Hard - Train Safe - Have FUN.