Get to know your Instructors

Posted on: January 7th, 2021 by MFKent

Every Friday one of the Instructing team will be taking over the MF Kent Instagram account to answer any questions you may have.

You may wish to ask them about their own training, what got them started, any high / low points or just what is their favourite food? It is up to you!

We are starting this Friday (8th Jan) with Mr Levermore!

If you are not on Instagram do follow: @matt_fiddes_kent

First Aid Course for students and families

Posted on: May 8th, 2024 by David Finch

Sunday, 9th June 2024

Canterbury Primary School

We are delighted to be able to host a first aid course for all of our students, parents and families – this is open to everyone.

The course will run as follows:

  • Children aged 7-11yrs: 10:00 – 1:00pm
  • Anyone aged 12yrs+: 10:00 – 4:00pm

Spaces will be limited to so book please use the following link and we look forward to seeing you there.

Further details can be found online and will be sent out to those booked on nearer the time.

A Night at the Races – 16th March

Posted on: February 12th, 2024 by David Finch

Fundraising Race Night

The Canterbury Academy

7:00 – 10:30pm

Come and join us for a adrenaline fuelled evening of laughter and light-hearted gambling, all to help raise funds to send a team to the International Championships in Australia this year.

If you have not attended a race night before, they are lots of fun for everyone.  With some light-hearted betting for each race (£0.50p per bet), all the races are pre-recorded and selection is made on the night, so nobody knows the result – not even us!  50% of the takings go to help raise money for the trip and the remainder is split between winning ticket holders and sponsors.  There will also be a raffle and light refreshment available to purchase. 

£20.00 per table

£0.50p per bet

There are also opportunities to get involved a little more and win bigger on the night;

  • Sponsor a race (8 x races in total) – £50.00
  • Sponsor a horse (10 x horses per race) – £10.00

For all sponsors, we will show your logo and any details you wish on programmes and throughout the evening.  To find out more details or to get involved please e-mail: .

Other details…..

  • There will be tea, coffee & snacksto purchase on the night.
  • Bring your own booze
  • Kids activities
  • Raffle prizes to be won

NEW Interclub Tournament – 7th April 2024

Posted on: February 7th, 2024 by David Finch

Saturday, 7th April 2024

Ditton Community Centre, Aylesford

We are so excited to announce a NEW Interclub Tournament aimed at giving every student an opportunity to compete in a smaller scale, more relaxed tournament as well as helping to raise funds to send the team to Australia in October for the International Championships.

The day is open to all ages and levels and is the perfect opportunity for anyone to try a tournament for the first time, or just to sharpen those skills and drills in a fun setting.

£25.00 – single competitor

£40.00 – 2+ family competitors

Spectators – FREE

MIGHTY MATT students can compete in:

  • Hand-drills
  • Kick-boxing drill
  • Kicking combo
  • Special “Power Ranger” category

JUNIORS & ADULTS can compete in:

  • Hand-drills
  • Kick-boxing drill
  • Kicking combo
  • Forms

This is very much a family day so do bring along family and friends to watch and take-part.

There will also be a RAFFLE and TEA & COFFEE to purchase and help much needed funds for the UK team.

If you have any questions please speak to your Instructor and be sure to book your space(s).

2024 South-East Championships – register now

Posted on: January 12th, 2024 by David Finch

MF South-East Championships – Burgess Hill

Sunday, 21st April 2024

After the huge success of the 2023 championships we are very excited to announce the date and venue for the South-East Championships in Burgess Hill.  This regional tournament is open to all ages and levels and there are categories and events for everyone.

Please keep an eye out for extra training days too!

10% OFF with “Earlybird24” (up to 31st Jan)

Family discounts available

All details and categories are available when you click to register.  If you have any questions please speak to your instructor and they will be able to advise.

IMC Event – Training for higher belts

Posted on: January 8th, 2024 by David Finch

I am delighted to announce some unique training dates for students who are red-stripe & above.  These IMC sessions (IMC – “International Master Class”) are taught by some of the most experienced instructors within the MF Group and are open to students and instructors from across the UK.  This provides a very special environment to learn from and experience training with some of the highest ranked students and instructors we have.

Each 5hr IMC event is run as follows:

  • First 2hrs  – open to any student who is red-stripe & above (£29.00 – family discounts available)
  • Last 3hrs – for students who are 1st Degree Black Belt & above only (£49.00 – family discounts available)
  • Students who are 1st Degree & above will take part in all 5hrs

We are very lucky to be hosting one of these IMC events in Canterbury so be sure to book early as spaces are limited:

Anyone who attends an IMC is also eligible to wear the unique IMC range of clothing – IMC shop

Other dates for 2024 are:

  • 3rd February – Warrington
  • 24th February – Southampton
  • 23rd June – Swindon
  • 29th Sept – Street

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.  Details for these events are being distributed across the MF Group this week so be sure to book early.

Master Finch

2024 MF Kent Diary

Posted on: December 19th, 2023 by David Finch

The diary for 2024 is now available to download. Here you will be able to plan for:

  • Gradings
  • Holidays
  • Black Belt Training
  • Special events

Click here to download

Christmas Timetable 2023

Posted on: December 13th, 2023 by David Finch

There will be no classes between the following dates as we rest over the festive period:

Friday, 22nd December – Wednesday, 3rd January 2024 (incl.)

This means that the last classes of 2023 will be Thursday, 21st December and we will return to classes on Thursday, 4th January 2024.

2024 Diary:

We will shortly be sending out the diary for 2024 via e-mail which will include:

  • Grading dates
  • Championship dates
  • Holiday dates
  • Fundraising events
  • Extra training dates

2023 Christmas Camp

Posted on: November 22nd, 2023 by David Finch

18th ~ 20th December 2023

The Canterbury Academy

9:30am – 1:00pm


The perfect chance to drop the kids off and either finish all those Christmas plans or just get a few hours of quiet before the busy celebrations start.

Come and join us for a fun-filled morning of Martial Arts  and lots of other fun games and activities all led by Miss Emily Calder (3rd Dan) & team.  This camp is open to all children aged from 5yrs to 12yrs and families can pick 1, 2 or 3 days.  If you would like to bring along a family member or friend, you can also book them in too!

More information and details will be provided via e-mail once you have booked your space(s).

Deadline to register: 15th December 2023

Halloween Party

Posted on: September 27th, 2023 by David Finch

27th October 2023

5pm to 7pm

Rough Common Village Hall, CT2 9BS

Contact Emma on 07807016281

1 child £10

2 children £17

3 children £25

T&C apply

🎃 Each ticket entitles your child to a hot meal of chicken nuggets or sausage and chips (Allergies and vegetarian options available on request), a spooky biscuit or cup cake and unlimited squash!

🎃 Prizes for party games and a grand prize of a portable mp3 player for the best fancy dress costume!

🎃 Raffle tickets on sale now for £1 a strip and will be drawn at the party

Parents are welcome to stay but please be aware parking and space within the hall is limited.

Refreshments for adults available on the night starting at 50p

All proceeds will go towards sending a team to Australia in 2024 to compete in the MF International Championships.

⚠️ please note uv & strobe lights will be used at the hall during the disco ⚠️

2023 British Championships – register now

Posted on: September 9th, 2023 by David Finch

Sunday, 15th October 2023

GL1 Arena, Gloucester, GL1 1DT

Not long now until the biggest championships of the year – the 2023 British Championships. This will no doubt prove to be another day of nail-biting action so now is the time to start book your place and practice, practice, practice.

This event is open to all age groups and belt levels with categories available for:

  • Hand-drills
  • Kick-boxing drill
  • Sparring
  • Forms (traditional & musical)
  • Board breaking
  • Kicking combos

For those interested, we will be working on championship practice in class, however we strongly recommend attending the extra sessions we have put on to help fine-tune your categories and ensure everyone is competition ready:

  • Sunday, 17th Sept
  • Sunday, 1st Oct
  • Sunday, 8th Oct

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