July Newsletter



June was a busy month with gradings, displays at fete's, school activity days, instructor training for Sensei Lee! Phew...and it has been nice and warm at training! This weather is set to continue so remember plenty of fluids and t-shirts are allowed at the club. Club t-shirts are available to buy for £10 colours are Blue, Red, Black or Pink. If you are a LTK Black Belt the t-shirt is a different design exclusive for you!
The next item to deal with for July is the school holidays which will be fast approaching so please see the club timetable below for changes!
Happy Birthday in July to:
Joseph Pennington, Shannon Macken, Finn Macken, Byron Cross, Noah Lloyd, Jonathan Horniblow, Alex Chilman, Hannu Luffingham-Adams, David Jones, Jon Peck, Sorrel Gilbert-Jones, Ieuan Williams, Oscar Minskip, George Griffiths, Naomi Watters. Have a great day and check your email for a LTK birthday message!
June Student of the Month:
Now that we have completed another month training 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:  Cassia Hawkins-Selly & Seth Higgs of Llanidloes / Elliot Miles, Mair Thomas & Teddy Moffatt of Presteigne / Bailey Cross of Weobley / Eli Bailey of Rhayader

Black & Brown Belt Grading:
Congratulations to the new LTK black belts that was an impressive grading, enjoy wearing your new belts proud to have you in the group. Special mention to the new Adult Black Belts who have continued to train for a number of years since getting their black belt and showed real determination and commitment to reach this level, true black belt mentality! Well done to all the new brown belts who have progressed well to get either their first, second or last brown belt! Keep at it!
LTK Junior Colour Gradings
Well done to all the new colour belts at the LTK clubs keep working hard to get the result you want! For those yet to grade your time is coming so keep at it!

Sparring Training
Recently I have had enquiries from students at all of the clubs expressing an interest in developing their fighting/sparring skills further with a view to possibly take part in tournaments/competitions. I am happy to make this available BUT students who wish to do this must commit to the process as training for this part of Karate takes commitment as it is not a topic we can cover every week in class. Emails have been sent out to those interested with full details and flyers will be handed out directly. 

Extra Training Session
These are for ALL students, ALL ages and ALL grades and put on to help you progress with your karate and will take place on  Saturday August 11th 10am-12noon. £10 at Presteigne. This session will also help cover any missed sessions during August.

August Dates
The LTK training timetable at the dojo changes during August, we are open for the first 2 weeks of the month then we close. Any missed classes that have been pre-paid for by standing order can be made up at any club, also the extra training session in August can also be used. 
Weobley Dojo - Weds August 1st and 8th 5-6pm ALL Students / CLOSED Aug 15th 22nd 29th 
Rhayader Dojo - Thurs August 2nd and 9th Normal class times / CLOSED Aug 16th 23rd 30th
Presteigne Dojo - Friday August 3rd and 10th Normal class times / CLOSED Aug 17th 24th 31st
Llanidloes Dojo - Monday August 6th and 13th 5.30-7.30pm ALL Students / CLOSED Aug 20th and 27th
Presteigne Dojo - Tuesday August 7th and 14th Normal class times / CLOSED Aug 21st and 28th 

Black Belts Only Session
This will be the final black belt session of the year so I hope you can all attend. 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 train together! It will be 11am-1pm September Sunday 23rd Presteigne followed by a mixed martial art session that you are welcome to attend free of charge. 

LTK APP Upgrade
Lee Taylor has created the Lee Taylor Karate App for your Android smartphones and tablets and it has just had a major upgrade and re-design. What this means is that LTK students can have video references of Karate at your fingertips! The app is updated regularly and contains videos on LTK Syllabus, Kata, Pad Drills, Seminar Footage, Dojo footage, along with other content as we continue to expand the LTK app. It is a great way to improve your karate when you are not at your club. Click HERE and download yours today for only £1.79 ! GET YOURS TODAY!
Until next month!
Train Hard - Train Safe - Have FUN.