November Newsletter



November is a big month for LTK with our senior Black & Brown belt grading on the 17th! Good luck to those attending! Followed by junior colour gradings at the dojo, forms will be issued to those eligible. Well done to those who attended our 1st LTK Competition, awesome show of courage! And to end 2018 on a high we have the LTK Annual Seminar in Decemeber, full details below with guest instructor Mick Tully!
Happy Birthday in November to:
Asha Sylvester, Luke Gibbs, Gethin Evans, Jack Morris, Cameron Lloyd-Bithell, Rowan Bavistock, Auran Bradbury, Liam Reast, Jacob Bird, Tommy Spence, Oskar Lydon, George Taylor and ME!!!. Have a great day and check your email for a LTK birthday message!
October 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: Ryan Short & Cesca Macken of Llanidloes / Riley Bradford, Jack Hughes & Oscar Hodges-Small of Presteigne / Dylan Wild of Weobley / Caden Davies of Rhayader

Black & Brown Belt Grading
The next LTK Senior Black & Brown belt grading will take place on Saturday 17th November at Presteigne Sports Centre. Eligible students have received their invitation at their club, and emails have been sent out! 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 June. Payments for grading to be completed by Monday 12th November
LTK Junior Colour Gradings:
The next LTK gradings for junior colour belts will take place week commencing Monday 19th November through to Friday 23rd November. 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. Any questions on the grading process please email Sensei Lee at

LTK Annual Seminar
It will soon be time to end 2018 with the LTK Annual Seminar, which is to celebrate the year and have 4 hours of awesome training! It is planned for Saturday 15th December  10am-2pm. A chance to drop off the kids and get some Christmas shopping done! Full details HERE - with guest instructor Mick Tully! 20% Discount for those who have attended extra session during 2018, Check with Sensei Lee

LTK Sparring Training/Competition
Recently we held the 1st LTK Competition at Presteigne with guest instructor Mal Jones from Cardiff. Thanks to those who attended both sessions, it takes real courage to test your fighting skills in a competitive format, I am very proud of you all! Congratulations to those who won their fights!

BCKA Karate License Renewals
Thanks to all LTK students/parents for renewing their Karate license. It makes my job a lot easier as there is over 170 students that need processing so you helped a lot! Books and slips will be returned when they arrive. Those who are grading to Brown/Black I will return them on the grading day. 

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. Episode 4 is now live called 'Make a P.A.C.T with yourself' Click the link and follow the podcast for future episodes! Click HERE!

Club T-shirts
Just a reminder that the t-shirt is NOT the official uniform the FULL Karate suit is. As the months will be getting colder please wear the full kit. Especially for gradings and seminars!

December Dates
The final session of 2018 will be Friday 21st December and we will open again on Friday 4th January 2019. 

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: Kata performance, 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 ! 

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