May Newsletter



I hope everyone had a great Easter break, but we are now back in full flow at LTK with some great things coming up! The biggest being Llani & Rhayader clubs 10th anniversary with the great training session to celebrate, So I hope you can join us for that full details below. See you at the clubs!

Happy Birthday in May to:

Olly Sidgwick, Jessie Hazell, Calum Lloyd-Bithell, Cally Trumper, Maddie Cross, Ryan Hayward. Have a great day and check your email!

April 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 Kyle Dales of Weobley, Emily FIelding of Rhayader, Luke Gibbs, Owen Taylor & Will Preece of Presteigne, and Liam Reast & Ruan Mitchell of Llanidloes. Keep working hard!

10 year Anniversary Training

It is hard to believe that this June marks the 10th year anniversary of Llanidloes & Rhayader dojo opening their doors to the public! We will be celebrating this event with some great Karate training of course which will be on Saturday 20th May 10am-2pm at Llanidloes. Yes that is 4 hours of awesome training for only £10 per person. This is open to ALL LTK students from any club, so if you fancy a day out in Llanidloes (beautiful area and town) then book yourself a place. Usual refreshments and treats provided but bring your own fluids and snacks too. Hope you can come and celebrate with us!

Commemorative Training Knives

To help celebrate a decade of training we have some engraved training knives available to order for senior students. Engraved with your club on one side with the date on the other. These are made to order. Other designs for LTK students and MKG Presteigne are available. Get yours ordered for just £20.


Iain Abernethy & Lee Taylor Seminar

LTK have been hosting Iain Abernethy for a number of years now, and he is in demand worldwide for his karate training methods, so it was an honour to have him return to Wales. This session was extra special as Iain asked Sensei Lee to teach a section on his focus mitt drills, no pressure! Considering people came from around the UK for the session. As usual it was a great session with lots of training drills by Iain and everyone had a great day. Well done to LTK students Finn, Neil, Becky, Bethan, Calum, Byron, Alfies, Ieuan, Jon, David, Ieuan D, Adrian & George, you did yourselves and you club proud! Great work!

MKG Training Camp

Sensei Lee & George spent the bank holiday weekend training at the MKG Camp at the Calshot Activities Ccentre in Southampton. It was put on by Brendan Westwood the MKG UK head instructor, and was led by Rick Faye MKG head instructor from the USA. It was an amazing course in a beautiful setting topped off by Lee being promoted by Rick to Level 1 Instructor at the end of the course! If any LTK or MKG Presteigne students fancy next years course then speak to Lee about the details and what is involved. 

Mick Tully Seminar

LTK has hosted Mick Tully for a number of years and anyone that has attended will now how much fun is had and the great training delivered by Mick in his unique way! It is great to have him back again with a session for juniors too on Saturday 10th June at Presteigne sports centre. Juniors 10am-12noon / Seniors 12-3pm. Full details HERE! See you there for another great session! 



Black & Brown Belt Grading

The next LTK Senior Black & Brown belt grading will take place on Saturday 24th June 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. 

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