March Newsletter



Yet again a busy month ahead for March with the focus on junior gradings at the clubs coming up. Eligible students will receive a form at their club. Check with Sensei Lee for you eligibility and if you have any questions about the LTK grading process. LTK students recently competed at our first karate competition with great success, and Sensei Lee has been asked to deliver a seminar at another karate group in April! Full details below! 
Happy Birthday in March to:
Evie Jones, Ruan Mitchell, Harry Lingard, Seth Higgs, Dan Thompson, Reuben Ingram, Grayson Davies, Noah Heaven, Tasmin Harris-Austin, Yoshi Luffingham-Adams, Toby Hodges-Small, Riley Bradford, Conor Powles, Toby Lloyd, Andrew Parkes . Have a great day and check your email for a LTK birthday message!
February Student of the Month:
100% attendance, working hard, being a great training partner, respectful amongst other attributes make up the award. LTK is more than just kicking and punching! Congratulations to: Marleigh Lewis of Llanidloes / Elliot Miles, Will Preece & Mair Thomas of Presteigne / Lucy-Jo Messer of Weobley / Luc Jones of Rhayader
LTK Students 1st Competition
Finn & Byron from Weobley, Tobias & Rune from Presteigne travelled to Cardiff recently to take part in the Welsh Warrior Challenge Kudo Competition. I am so proud of this squad of boys representing LTK at our first outside kumite competition hosted by Kudo Wales and Mal Jones. The way you all fought with heart and conducted yourselves throughout the day was a pleasure to witness. Other competitors and officials said very positive things about you all so be proud of your achievements! Congratulations. The next competition is planned for May at Hereford, any LTK students who fancy competing please speak to Sensei Lee. 
Iain Abernethy & Sensei Lee Seminar
For the 10th year LTK will be hosting Iain Abernethy along with Sensei Lee for another great practical Karate session at Presteigne Sports Centre. Book your place so you don't miss out! Emails & flyers have gone out to eligible students.
Sunday 17th March 11-3pm Seniors Only at Presteigne FULL DETAILS HERE! 
LTK Junior Colour Gradings:
The next LTK gradings for junior colour belts will take place week commencing Monday 18th March through to Friday 22nd March. 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 June. Any questions on the grading process please email Sensei Lee at
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. 

Sensei Lee Seminar #1
For LTK senior grades on Sunday 14th April Sensei Lee has the honour of teaching a kata/bunkai practical karate seminar using the focus mitts at the Tang Soo Do academy at Brynmawr, Ebbw Vale. The session is 10-12noon and is only £7. Any LTK Adults who wish to attend and support Sensei Lee then drop him an email. 
Sensei Lee Seminar #2
On Sunday 9th June 12-4pm Lee will be joining forces with Andrew Rheeston and Leigh Simms to deliver an awesome session on Karate at the Joseph Chamberlain Sports Centre in Birmingham. Any LTK Seniors who wish to attend and support Sensei Lee then drop him an email. This will be a great day!

April Easter Dates
Due to the Easter Holidays LTK clubs will be closed for 1 week, please keep a note of the dates:
Rhayader CLOSED Thursday 18th April
Presteigne CLOSED Friday 19th April Good Friday
Llanidloes CLOSED Monday 22nd April Easter Monday
Presteigne CLOSED Tuesday 23rd April
Weobley CLOSED Wednesday 24th April

Black & Brown Belt Grading:
The next LTK Senior Black & Brown belt grading will take place on Saturday 22nd June 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. 

New LTK Podcast
LTK now has a podcast called The 10 Minute Dojo with Sensei Lee. Another great way to learn whilst away from the dojo. It is available on various platforms. Episodes 8 is now live! Click the link and follow the podcast for future episodes! Click HERE!

Update to the LTK APP
The app has recently been updated and contains videos on Kata, Pad Drills, Seminar Footage from Lee and other Instructors along with other content as we continue to expand the LTK app. Click HERE and download yours today for only £1.79 ! 

LTK YouTube Channel
If you need video references of LTK Kata  then you will find them on our YouTube channel. Click here to subscribe LTK YouTube Channel!  

LTK Monthly Membership Fee
As a reminder the Monthly Membership fee to Lee Taylor Karate secures the students place and must be paid even if the student misses some lessons (unless prior arrangement has been made) this creates commitment to their club and their training. All paid by Standing Order, Bank Card (£1 surcharge required) Bank Transfer or Cash at the start of the month.
The monthly membership fee equates to the student receiving 4 lessons a month (or 48 weeks for the year) I do not charge for the 5th week in certain months which means up to 1 months training FREE can be accumulated over the year (or 4 weeks used for holidays etc)
Until next month!
Train Hard - Train Safe - Have FUN.