July Newsletter



June always seems to be LTK's busy month with seminars, gradings, school events, and this one was no exception BUT still lots of FUN! July is a little quieter as we move towards the summer timetable. Please make note of the changes to class times for July & August, if you have any questions please get in contact!
Happy Birthday in July to:
Finn Macken, Shannon Edmunds, Jon Peck, Jonathan Horniblow, Ruben Burne, Oscar Minskip, Joe Lund, Naomi Watters, Byron Cross, David Jones, Joe Pennington, Sorrel Gilbert-Jones, Jake Smith, Alex Chilman, Ieuan Williams, Hannu Luffingham-Adams, George Griffiths, Noah Lloyd.
Have a great day and check your email for a LTK birthday message! 

June 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 Tommy Spence of Weobley, Lucas Barnes of Rhayader, Ben Cosgrove, Paige Thomas & Hannu Luffingham-Adams of Presteigne, and Seth Higgs & Ruby Koffer of Llanidloes. Keep working hard!
Awesome Mick Tully Seminar
For the 8th year we hosted my dear friend and Instructor Mick Tully, who always gives an awesome training session for both juniors and seniors. The juniors had a great time and I was impressed with their concentration levels as it was a full on 2 hours of stick training, you all did great! The seniors also covered double stick, empty hand and focus mitt drills. Thanks to everyone that came to support this event we could not put them on without you! Special thanks to Mick! 
Llanidloes 5x60 activity day
Sensei Lee was invited to Llanidloes to be part of the 5x60 activity day for the primary schools in the area. It was great fun and always great to see students from the karate club with their school. Special thanks to Neil Webster for helping out, there were a lot of students!!!
New Brown Belts
June is senior grading month and LTK had a great group of students from all the dojo attempting the brown belt grading. Some for the first time and some for the last time as they now put the work in for their black belt grading! Well done to all the new brown belts it was a solid grading performance it was good to see you push yourselves! Onwards to the next one in November!

New LTK Black Belts
It is always special to introduce new LTK black belts into the group, this is the grading that stays with you forever! Well done to Thomas, Oliver, Joe, Louis, Shannon and Molly. You all did a great job and I am honoured to include you as a LTK black belt, you all have the right attitude and determination along with the technique to wear the belt with pride and motivate others to do the same!
New Club Colour Belts
At the end of June we also had some small colour belt gradings at the clubs, mainly for students getting their first red belt. It is always great to see students taking their first step on the belt ladder, seeing them try their best and pushing themselves. The next one will be later in the year so everyone make sure you are working hard every week!
July Dates
As the school holidays start in the last week of July we alter the class times due to attendance numbers tend to drop! During the last week of July we combine the classes for a 1 hour session. The following will apply, please make a note of the change, emails, flyers, website and FaceBook will also have details.
Presteigne Club Tuesday 25th  6-7pm ALL students
Weobley Club Wednesday 26th 5-6pm ALL students
Rhayader Club Thursday 27th 6-7pm ALL students
Presteigne Club Friday 28th 6-7pm ALL students
Llanidloes Club Monday 31st 6-7pm ALL students
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. All classes return to normal times Monday 4th September.
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

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.
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!  Rules: Any 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!

Until Next Month! - Train Hard, Train Safe, Have FUN!