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

International Championships ~ change of date & venue

Posted on: July 20th, 2022 by David Finch

INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (November)

~ Change of date & venue ~

The International Championships previously scheduled for 5th November in Bath has now been changed to:

Sunday, 6th November

Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury​ – map

This will be a very exciting day of competition which will include a team from Australia.  In addition, there are 2 x NEW categories for students to enter:

  1. Musical forms (weapons)
  2. Board breaking (Black Belts only)

These are in addition to all of the categories already available:

MIGHTY MATTS

  • Hand-drills
  • Kick-boxing drill
  • Flying side kick
  • 5 x kick combo

JUNIORS & ADULTS

  • Hand-drills
  • Kick-boxing drill
  • Forms (single and pairs)
  • 10 x kick combo (single & pairs)
  • Sparring

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – BOOK NOW!

The site is now available to book your space(s) with a 10% early-bird discount.

Watch this space for extra championship training dates. 

For those of you who have either booked on to or are thinking of attending the International Master Class for Black Belts (IMC) this has now been moved to Saturday, 5th November – IMC BOOK NOW

Speak to the team for more information.

Summer Holiday Class Timetables

Posted on: July 13th, 2022 by David Finch

Classes through the summer holidays

Please find below confirmation of our summer timetable through the summer holidays.  All classes will run as normal with the exception of the following dates where there will be no classes due to our annual summer shut-down:

No classes on the following dates:

CANTERBURY – 17th & 20th August

STAPLEHURST – 18th August

AYLESFORD – 19th August

ASHFORD – 2nd August (please note, this is NOT the same week as the other class closures)

All other classes will run as normal through the summer holidays.

If you would like to visit another day / location to make up for any missed sessions please contact us for timetables.  Whilst the summer holidays are a wonderful time for lots of different adventures, consistency is key to allow for any progression.

Would you like help practicing at home / on holiday?

The perfect tool for this is our online syllabus which you can purchase here.

  • All skills and drills in video format
  • Age specific videos for each group (Mighty Matts, Juniors & adults, Black Belts)
  • CLICK HERE to purchase

Summer camp registration closing soon!

  • Staplehurst Summer Camp (click here) – registration closes Wed, 13th July
  • Canterbury Summer Camp (click here) – registration closes Wed, 20th July
  • Sparring Camp (click here) – registration closes Wed, 20th July

See you soon!​​

Canterbury Classes – Wed, 6th July

Posted on: July 6th, 2022 by David Finch

CANTERBURY CLASSES

Wednesday, 6th July 2022

All classes will be held in the Canterbury Primary School today (usual times).

Click here for map​

Due to the size of the hall we will be unable to welcome spectators. 

See you soon

 Master Finch

New Classes – Sittingbourne

Posted on: July 4th, 2022 by David Finch

NEW CLASSES Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Sittingbourne

We are very pleased to announce the launch of a NEW Matt Fiddes Martial Arts location in Sittingbourne starting from Friday, 8th July 2022.

This new MF School will be taught and managed by Mr James Levermore (mrlevermore@mattfiddes.com) and will include a wonderful opportunity for both parents and children to train together in our Family Class:

The Fitness Centre, Sittingboure (Google map

Launch day: Friday, 8th July 2022

Mr Levermore would love to see you there for the launch day and so if you would like an extra session or would simply like to go along to help out and support please contact Mr Levermore this week (spaces will be limited).

Good luck Mr Levermore on your new venture and we look forward to welcoming your new Sittingbourne students in to the MF Family.

NEW Championship Training Dates

Posted on: June 21st, 2022 by David Finch

MF Kent Team

NEW Championship Training

BOOK NOW

Following on from the many wonderful successes of the South-East Championships we have arranged further championship training sessions in preparation for the forthcoming International Championships to be held on 5th November in Bath.

The first 2 x sessions will be for SPARRING ONLY  and then we will shortly release further dates to concentrate on all categories and ages of the championships.

Whether you have tried sparring before or wish to sharpen up those skills, these sessions will be ideal for you – working on lots of different elements of sparring from footwork, timing, combinations, movement and more.

For the sparring sessions you must own A PAIR OF MF SPARRING GLOVES as a minimum (no other styles permitted) – shop here

Dates:

  • 31st July
  • 14th Aug
  • (further dates being released soon)

Times:

  • 10:00 – 12:00pm​​

Venue:

  • The Canterbury Academy, Canterbury (map)

Costs:

  • £5.00 per session (per person) – must be paid in advance

To Book:

Sparring Camp

Don’t forget, Miss Calder is also running a Summer Sparring Camp on the following days:

  • 1st – 5th Aug
  • 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Click here for further details and to book

If you have any questions please contact us at kent@mattfiddes.com

Martial Arts Summer Camps

Posted on: June 8th, 2022 by David Finch

This summer we are very excited to be able to offer 3 x camps as follows:

STAPLEHURST – 25th July ~ 27th July (BOOK NOW)

  • Ages 6 – 12yrs
  • 10:00am – 1:00pm (check-in from 9:30am)
  • Deadline for registration: Friday 22nd July 2022
  • Discount for 3+ days booked

CANTERBURY – 1st ~ 5th August (BOOK NOW)

  • Ages 5 – 12yrs
  • 9:30 – 1:00pm (check-in from 9:00am)
  • Deadline for registration: Friday 22nd July 2022
  • Discount for 3+ days booked

SPARRING CAMP (Canterbury) – 1st Aug ~ 5th Aug (BOOK NOW)

  • Ages 7yrs+ (all belt levels)
  • 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Deadline for registration: Friday 26th July 2022       
  • Sparring drills, footwork & movement, techniques, combinations, fun sparring games, competition sparring & umpiring
  • Students must own a minimum of MF Sparring Gloves to participate
  • Discount for students who attend the camp on the same day (prices start from £5/day)

Come and join us for a fun-filled camp of Martial Arts and more all led by Miss Emily Calder (3rd Dan) & team.  You can choose from attending 1 day or more! Camp prices start from £25/day.

The days will consist of lots of fun drills which will improve your overall knowledge of martial arts, self-defence, sparring as well as improving team work and confidence with lots of games & activities.

CLICK HERE to book your space(s)

Grading Details: 19th June

Posted on: May 25th, 2022 by David Finch

Here are the Grading details for Sunday, 19th June 2022 in Canterbury. This grading is for students who have been successfully awarded a BLACK TAG in class as well as an invite text / Whatsapp message / e-mail with grading details.

The new venue is:

The Canterbury Academy, Canterbury – map

All grading times remain the same:

  • Mighty Matts: 9:30am
  • Juniors & Adults: 10:45am

Deadline for registration: midnight of 16th June 2022

To register & pay: click here

Keep practicing, work hard and we will see you in class!

Huge Success at South-East Championships

Posted on: May 11th, 2022 by David Finch

Big Success at South-East Championships (8th May – Burgess Hill)

After weeks of hard work, time, effort and it was time for the MF Kent Team to compete for the first time in over 2yrs.For many it was their first competition but this did not stop everyone showing their very best.

For some, success was having the courage to stand up and perform in front of lots of people and for others it was having the determination to continue when things didn’t quite go to plan. Without exception, the entire team was one big success story and everyone should feel exceptionally proud.

Huge thanks must go to our wonderful parents, friends and supporters who have helped our students to practice and dedicate so much time to this event. Additionally, a big thank you to Mr Homewood and the team for the extra help in preparing everyone and special mention to Miss Calder for being such a positive team manager on the day.

Well done everyone.

Jubilee Weekend – no classes

Posted on: May 8th, 2022 by David Finch

On this rare occasion of the Queen’s Jubilee there will be no classes running on the following dates:

  • Thursday, 2nd June (STAPLEHURST)
  • Friday, 3rd June (AYLESFORD)
  • Saturday, 4th June (CANTERBURY)

Canterbury classes (9th April)

Posted on: April 8th, 2022 by David Finch

Saturday, 9th April 2022

All classes on this date will be held in The Canterbury Primary School and NOT the main secondary school – MAP

Class times all as normal

Due to the size of the hall we will not be allowing spectators however there is plenty of window space to watch from outside.

NEW MF Kent Shop - click here

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