January Newsletter



Wishing students, friends and families of LTK all the best for 2019! We hope you all had a great festive period and are now ready to hit the dojo, get back in the gi and train hard! We are back at it on Friday 4th at Presteigne dojo usual times, followed by everyone else the following week. As usual it will be another busy year ahead with lots of training, courses, guest instructors and gradings. If you know of anyone who would be interested in one of our Karate or Mixed Martial Arts programmes then let them know about our 2 Weeks FREE training for January. 

2018 what a year!
I would like to thank everyone involved at LTK for making 2018 a great year. Thanks to all the students, parents, instructors, assistants, friends and families of the group for making LTK what it is, a great group for training and learning Karate. We have had some great sessions at each dojo, fantastic extra training sessions, awesome guest instructor seminars, and fabulous gradings during 2018. I look forward to another bumper year for 2019 lots of love and best wishes to you all.

Happy Birthday in January to:
Matthew Hudson, Elliot Miles, Johnie Verdin, Ella Taylor, Ioan Wlaker, Maia McDonagh, Rory Messer, Franklin Lowe, Owen Thompson, Sam Lyness, Henry Sidgwick, Fraser Duffy, Penri Blakeway, Lucas Barnes, Daniel Williams, Harvey Percival. Have a great day and check your email for a LTK birthday message!

Extra Training Sessions for 2019
These are for ALL students, ALL ages, ALL grades and put on to help you progress with your karate and usually take place on a Saturday 10am-12noon. £10 Here is a list for the year so you can plan ahead, there will only be 3 in total for 2019 so don't miss out!
January Sat 26th Presteigne / May Sat 11th Llanidloes / September Sat 14th Rhayader
Black Belts Only Sessions for 2019
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 on a Saturday 12-2pm £15 Beforehand there will be an Extra training session 10-12pm for all grades, that you are welcome to attend FREE of charge. Here is a list for the year so you can plan ahead, there will only be 3 in total for 2019 so don't miss out!
January Saturday 26th Presteigne / May Saturday 11th Llanidloes / September Saturday 14th Rhayader
Guest Instructor Sessions for 2019
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 the first already booked but will hopefully add more in the year. Here are the dates for you to plan ahead!
Iain Abernethy Seminar Sunday 17th March 11-3pm Seniors Only at Presteigne FULL DETAILS HERE!
LTK Gradings
For Junior colour belt gradings they will be held at the clubs during the following months of the year:
March Monday 18th-Friday 22nd / June Monday 17th-Friday 21st / November Monday 18th-Friday 22nd
Senior gradings for Brown & Black belts will be on:
June Saturday 22nd / November Saturday 16th both at Presteigne
Sparring Competitions
Due to the response to our own LTK Competition back in October and the request by students to try more competitions we have lined up a couple of outside competitions, plus our own inter-club one again this year. Details will be issued to those who showed an interest to compete
Kudo Sunday Feburary 24th Cardiff / ECKA Sunday May 19th Hereford / LTK Inter Club Saturday October 5th
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.

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 6 & 7 are now live! Click the link and follow the podcast for future episodes! Click HERE!

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 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)
Card Machine Fee
If you use the card machine to pay for any services offered by LTK there will be an additional charge of £1 to cover the charges issued by PayPal

Until next month!
Train Hard - Train Safe - Have FUN.