August Newsletter



Things start to slow down a little at LTK dojo during August for obvious reasons! We are still open for 2 weeks of August with double lessons at the clubs (see details below) then we close for 2 weeks and re-open Monday 4th September. We still have a Saturday Sparring Session to finish the summer with a bang! And don't forget the Summer Karate Pose competition! Have a great Summer everyone!
Happy Birthday in August to:
Ben Iverson, Alan Samuel, Callum Fielding, Adrian Pengelly, John Hampton-Saunders, Paige Thomas, Oscar Hodges-Small, Xander Bradbury, Becky Preece, Gracie-Mae Hughes, Owen Taylor, Kayleigh Jones, Rosie Koffer, Jay Flavell, Thomas Jones, Jessica George, Noah Koffer, Jodie Morgan, Ryan Short, Orla Walsh, Fran Macken. Have a great day and check your email for a LTK birthday message! 

July 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 Colin Atkinson of Weobley, Caden Davies of Rhayader, Arthur Cave, Ashia Day & Noah Heaven of Presteigne, and Jess Hamer & Noah Koffer of Llanidloes. Keep working hard!
August Timetable
During August ALL classes will NOT run at their normal times, please read the timetable carefully. We double up on the class times for all students (1 months worth of training into 2 weeks) and then ALL clubs will CLOSE for 2/3 weeks. 
Llanidloes Club Monday 7th & 14th August 5.30-7.30pm ALL students / CLOSED 21st & 28th
Presteigne Club Tuesday 1st & 8th August 5.30-7.30pm ALL students / CLOSED 15th, 22nd & 29th
Weobley Club Wednesday 2nd & 9th August 4-6pm ALL students / CLOSED 16th, 23rd & 30th 
Rhayader Club Thursday 3rd & 10th August 5.30-7.30pm ALL students / CLOSED 17th, 24th & 31st
Presteigne Club Friday 4th & 11th August 6-8pm ALL students / CLOSED 18th & 25th August & 1st September
All classes re-open and return to normal times Monday 4th September.

Summer Sparring Session
To end the Summer with a bang there will be a Summer Sparring Session on Saturday 12th August 10-12noon at Prestiegne sports centre. Come and have some sparring fun before we close the clubs for the summer break! Open to ALL LTK students £10.

MMA/KALI Session
For LTK black belts, senior students and the MKG clubs we have a mixed martial arts session straight after the sparring session on Saturday 12th August 12-3pm at Presteigne sports centre. So for just £15 you can get 5 hours of training! Not to be missed. Contact me if you are unsure whether or not this session applies to you.
Summer Karate Pose Competition
It's Back! The Karate Pose competition is back for ALL LTK students for the summer holidays. Take a picture of yourself in a karate pose and send it in to us via email, LTK FaceBook page, Instagram, messenger, or any other way you can think of! Here is an example of a very young George on top of a mountain!  RulesAny Pose (fighting, kata, punching, kicking) Any Place (stranger the better! on holiday - be safe!) Any Dress Code (gi not necessary) By yourself or with a friend.
Photos in by Friday 1st September, Winners announced Monday 4th!
Good luck and get snapping those pics!
Womens Kickboxing
This session will re-start on Wednesday 6th September 7-8pm at Presteigne Youth Centre, so enjoy the break ladies and come back ready to work! This is open to anyone who wants to try it out for the first time, no fitness level or experience required, just the will to turn up! 1st session free then £5 per class. Come and give it a go, lose weight, get fit, kick butt have Fun!
Cheques for payments
From September I will no longer be able to accept cheques for payment of training, courses or gradings, due to my local branch closing and the time and cost it takes to process them. There are still plenty of ways to pay including Card machine, Bank Transfer, PayPal and good old fashioned Cash! Thanks for your understanding
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.
Until Next Month, Train Hard, Train Safe, Have FUN!