February Newsletter



What happened to January? Welcome to those who are trying LTK this month, enjoy have fun and ask questions we are here to help you! The next BIG LTK seminar is with Sensei Lee's instructor Mick Tully. Do not miss this on Saturday 17th February at Presteigne full details below!
Happy Birthday in Februray to:
Cassie Hawkins-Selly, Max Thomas, Llywelyn Jones-Morris, Drew Carter, Lucy-Jo Messer, Shannon Macken, Sam Watkins, Oliver Morgan, Thomas Andrews. Have a great day and check your email for a LTK birthday message!
January Student of the Month:
Now that we have completed the first month's training of the year we can award the student of the month at each dojo! 100% attendance, working hard, being a great partner, respectful amongst other attributes make up the award. LTK is more than just kicking and punching! Congratulations to: Lyra Chapman & Seth Higgs of Llanidloes / Daniel Lloyd, Will Preece & Olivia Powell of Presteigne / Lucy-Jo of Weobley
Guest Instructor Sessions for 2018
LTK prides itself in hosting instructors that are world class in the martial art they practise, so provide the opportunity for LTK students to train with these great instructors. We have 2 already booked but will hopefully add more in the year. Here are the dates for you to plan ahead!
Mick Tully Seminar Saturday 17th February 10-12noon Juniors / 12-3pm Seniors at Presteigne FULL DETAILS HERE!
Iain Abernethy Seminar Sunday 11th March 11-3pm Seniors Only at Presteigne FULL DETAILS HERE! 
Extra Training Sessions for 2018
These are for ALL students, ALL ages and ALL grades and put on to help you progress with your karate and usually take place on a Saturday 10am-12noon. Here is a list for the year so you can plan ahead!
March Sat 3rd Presteigne / May Sat 12th Llanidloes / May Sat 26th Presteigne / August Sat 11th Presteigne / September Sat 22nd Presteigne

LTK Gradings
For Junior colour belt gradings they will be held at the clubs during the following months of the year:
March Monday 19th-Friday 23rd / June Monday 18th-Friday 22nd / November Monday 19th-Friday 23rd
Senior gradings for Brown & Black belts will be on:
June Saturday 23rd / November Saturday 17th both at Presteigne
Sensei Lee Seminar
For LTK senior grades on Sunday 15th April Sensei Lee will be teaching a kata/bunkai practical karate seminar using the focus mitts in Presteigne. The focus mitt drills are designed to enhance your skill and understanding of various kata bridging the gap between solo practise of the forms to bunkai drills, allowing you to develop impact of the techniques in a safe way. FULL DETAILS HERE!
Black Belts Only Sessions for 2018
This is a great opportunity for all LTK Black Belts to come together and train. Since the last black belt grading we now have a great group of LTK black belts so it would be awesome to start the year training together! These will usually be 10-12noon followed by a mixed martial art session 12-2pm that you are welcome to attend free of charge. There will only be 3 black belt sessions this year so I hope you can all attend. Here is a list for the year so you can plan ahead!
May Sunday 27th Presteigne / September Sunday 23rd Presteigne
Mixed Martial Arts!
We now have 2 mixed martial arts classes at Presteigne & Llanidloes. 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! Llanidloes is every Monday 8pm at The Function Room, Presteigne is every Tuesday 7pm at the Memorial Hall. LTK adult students are welcome to attend in addition to their Karate class.
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!
New LTK APP for your mobile devices!:
Lee Taylor has created the Lee Taylor Karate App for your Android smartphones and tablets. What this means is that LTK students can have video references of karate drills / kata / bunkai information at your fingertips! The app will be updated regularly and will contain videos on the following topics:Solo kata performance of various Kata, Impact and Pad Drills, Seminar Footage from Lee and other Instructors, Karate Throws, Locks and Ground Drills, Forthcoming Events Info, Along with other content as we continue to expand the LTK app. Click HERE and download yours today for only £1.79 ! 
Until next month!
Train Hard - Train Safe - Have FUN.