April Newsletter



I hope everyone had a great Easter holiday and didn't eat too many eggs! Remember Sensei Lee is happy to take any spare chocolate eggs off your hands! So back to the dojo to work hard for April, see you there :)
Happy Birthday in APRIL to:
Mark Bozic, Dylan McDonagh, Davy Mackenzie, Jack Hughes, David Thompson, Tobias Castanet, Riley Jones, Adam Lawrence, Jacob Bavistock, Kyle Thomas. Have a great day and check your email for a LTK birthday message!
MARCH 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: Finn Macken & Ryan Short of Llanidloes / Oscar Minskip, Chloe Lloyd-Bithell & Charlie Day of Presteigne / Maddie Cross of Weobley / Reuben Ingram of Rhayader

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!

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!
May Sat 12th Llanidloes / August Sat 11th Presteigne / September Sat 22nd Presteigne

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
Black & Brown Belt Grading:
The next LTK Senior Black & Brown belt grading will take place on Saturday 23rd 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. 
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 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 ! 
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.