March Newsletter



Another one down! March is LTK grading month for the junior colour grades at the clubs, more details below about this. If you need more information or clarification about how a grading works please contact me. We are also moving into sparring drills at the dojo so if you have your own kit (gloves etc) make sure you bring them! Keep working hard everyone and make sure you have FUN!  

Happy Birthday in March to:

Naomi Amos, Alfie Goodwin, Will Powles, Ruan Mitchell, Reuben Ingram, Tasmin Harris-Austin, Charlie Tennant-Eyles, Connor Powles, Noah Heaven, Andrew Parkes, Bethan Northwood, Mark Aldridge, Sam Webster, Yoshi Luffingham-Adams, Toby Lloyd, Toby Hodges-Small, Rudi Layton, Dan Thompson. Have a great day and check your email!

February 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 Abby Spence of Weobley, Penri Blakeway of Rhayader, Oscar Minskip & Kyle Thomas of Presteigne, and Rosie Koffer and Damien Davies of Llanidloes. Keep working hard!

LTK Colour Gradings

The next LTK gradings for colour belts will take place week commencing Monday 27th March through to Friday 31st 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 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, Action Words, School Achievement Record and Home Achievement Record. The programme 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.  Mini Sensei (pictured left-he may look familiar!!) is there to help the student along the way. As the student works their way through the pack merit stickers can be collected to show progress and award students for their achievements. 


MKG Presteigne is growing!

Lee has developed links with the Minnesota Kali Group in the USA led by Rick Faye, and here in the UK led by Brendan Westwood over a few years now, and is excited to launch MKG Presteigne. This is a mixed martial art class for adults and is initially aimed at beginners and we have had a great response to this new class! So if you always wanted to learn martial arts but Karate didn't take your fancy, come along and try mixed martial arts. You do not need to be fit, or young, just the will to turn up! Click on the links in the description above for full details about this new class and MKG.

Womens Kickboxing

Ok ladies new year new you! If you are tired of the same old exercise class, want to learn something new which will develop your confidence, fitness and aid weight loss, come and give it a go!

Every Wednesday 7-8pm Presteigne Youth Centre. I guarantee lots of fun and your 1st lesson is FREE!  


April Club Dates

There are a few dates coming up in 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 CLSOED Good Friday 14th

Llanidloes dojo will be CLOSED Easter Bank Holiday Monday 17th

Presteigne dojo will be CLOSED Tuesday 18th

Weobley dojo 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. Prior knowledge of the katas is not necessary.

Full details CLICK HERE


Staying in touch

Please make sure LTK has an up-to-date email address so we can keep in touch with you. Our software sends out emails with current info and birthday emails, so if you have not received any of these please let us know. You may need to check your junk/trash/spam folder as your email may not recognise it in the first instance, then move it to your inbox. Postal address and phone numbers need to be kept current as well.

Social Media

LTK has various ways to keep in touch with current events and info. We are on FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram search LeeTaylorKarate and you should find us! 

Until next month

Train Hard - Train Safe - Have FUN.