12th July – update from Master Finch

Posted on: July 12th, 2020 by David Finch

We have posted a video update from Master Finch on our “MF Online Online Training” Facebook group page as well as the individual school WhatsApp groups.  Some exciting updates including:

  • review of new face-to-face classes in Herne Bay
  • students who have a 2 x per week membership – new info
  • re-opening dates for various locations
  • September colour-belt grading
  • August shut-down week

Exciting news ahead!

Ashford Classes re-starting on 21st July

Posted on: July 5th, 2020 by David Finch

After all the wait we can announce that classes in Ashford will re-start on Tuesday, 21st July 2020.

More details will be announced very soon once we have put into place all the necessary safety measures and finalised the timetable – watch this space!

See you soon!

Master Finch

NEW Timetable starting this week (6th July) – UPDATE

Posted on: July 5th, 2020 by David Finch

We are very excited to be heading into a new phase of our return to classes with the launch of face-to-face class in Herne Bay.  For all the details of these classes please refer to:

  • Previous news posts
  • MF Kent Online Training Facebook group page
  • Log in to this website
  • Your school WhatsApp group

There is one small change to the new timetable – there will no longer be any classes on a Friday on Zoom.

If you have any questions regarding the new timetable please do not hesitate to contact us, but please remember:

You MUST book you classes for Herne Bay


COVID Safe Classes – safety video

Posted on: July 1st, 2020 by David Finch

With the exciting news that we will be returning to face-to-face classes from 8th July (in Herne Bay only initially), we have produced a safety video for all students and families to watch so that they are aware of procedures.

You can watch the video by:

  • Logging in to this website and going to the videos section
  • Go to our YouTube channel; click here
  • Go to our Facebook pages – here is a link to our MF Kent Facebook Page;  click here

For all those students who will be attending the classes in Herne Bay please ensure:

  1. You have watched the safety video
  2. You have read the COVID Safe Lessons document (log into this website or go to one of our Facebook pages)
  3. You have booked in online: click here

See you soon!

Master Finch

8th July onward – NEW FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES

Posted on: June 29th, 2020 by David Finch

Face-to-face classes starting 8th July in Herne Bay

Due to the recent lifting of restrictions we are very pleased to announce the opening of our first face-to-face classes since the COVID-19 lock-down.

As you would imagine, there are some very important safety concerns and procedures that we have put in place to protect both students and instructors.

The face-to-face timetable will start from Wednesday, 8th July and will run as follows:

VENUE: Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Herne Bay


  • Mighty Matts: 4:30pm
  • Juniors 1: 5:15pm
  • Juniors 2: 6:00pm
  • Adults 1: 6:45pm
  • Adults 2: 7:30pm


  • Mighty Matts: 9:00am
  • Juniors 1: 9:45am
  • Juniors 2: 10:30am
  • Adults 1: 11:15am
  • Adults 2: 12:00pm

These classes will be streamed live on our “MF Kent Online Training” Facebook group page.

Important points to note:

  1. Please read the safety guidelines that are available in the login section of this website or on our Facebook group pages or on your school Whatsapp group.
  2. Students must book their space in advance (“Book Appointment” button on the bottom left of this web-page)
  3. Classes are limited to 10 x students maximum
  4. Juniors & Adults have 2 x choices for each day
  5. Students can only book 1 x class per week

We appreciate that there are many students who may not be able to travel for these classes – thank you for your patience.  As soon as we can we will be opening up in your area.  If you can travel you are more than welcome to attend.

See you soon!

Master Finch

NEW Online Timetable & 1-2-1’s (29th June – 3rd July only)

Posted on: June 15th, 2020 by David Finch

PHASE 2: the next step towards a return to face-to-face classes

From 29th June onward we will be running a new timetable for online classes as well as our 1-2-1 sessions.  The new schedule will include Zoom classes 4 x per week (Tuesday – Friday).

This new schedule is designed to help students and families ease back into more of an evening routine, no too dissimilar to our usual class timetable when we are in our venues.

Please note the following:

  1. Students are welcome to attend 1 or more of the Zoom classes per week
  2. There will be no more Facebook live classes on a Saturday morning
  3. There will be no more 1-2-1 sessions after Friday, 26th June (except for those students who currently have 1 x session per week)

This new timetable is available to view:

  • On this website (please log in)
  • The Facebook group page “MF Kent Online Training”
  • All school WhatsApp groups

Please do take the time to read the new timetable and note the new days / times / zoom codes etc.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Master Finch

Online Grading – huge success

Posted on: June 15th, 2020 by David Finch

On Saturday, 13th June we held our very first online colour-belt grading due to the COVID-19 challenges we are all facing.

To be able to get all our students up to the level expected has been a huge achievement not only from our Instructing team but also, more importantly, for the amazing students and families that have shown so much dedication and determination to continue.  The success of the day was down to you all!

We are delighted to say that the standard was absolutely exceptional across all age groups.  When training or grading online there really is no hiding place or anyone to refer to and hep.  Students have to find another level of confidence and belief and this came through in abundance.

Belts and certificates are being ordered as we speak and I am very much looking forward to getting those out to all successful students very soon.

The training and learning continues and I will see you all very soon.

Well done!

Master Finch

Online Grading Registration

Posted on: June 3rd, 2020 by David Finch

Online Colour-belt Grading – 13th June 2020

Congratulations to all our students who have been invited to attend the upcoming online Grading on 13th June .
Please note there is a small change to the timetable to enable us to assess everyone efficiently and with quality assessment time:
Mighty Matts
Juniors & Adults:
White – Orange belts: 10:15am
Green belts & above: 11:15am
To register for the Grading you must:
  1. Read & understand the online grading guidelines
  2. Read the “COLOUR-BELT APPLICATION FORM – ONLINE” (found in the Files section of the Facebook page or by logging into this website)
  3. Make payment online using the following as a reference: Student name_Belt
  4. Payment must be received no later than Thursday, 11th June 2020 (you will not be able to attend if you have not paid online in time)
  5. Once we have received payment confirmation you will receive the login details via text.
  6. Have your Grading Book ready to show on the day
Payment details are on the application form (you do not need to worry about printing this off).
Any questions please contact me and I look forward to seeing you all do your very best!
Master Finch

Online Colour-belt Grading: 13th June 2020

Posted on: May 19th, 2020 by David Finch

ONLINE GRADING: 13th June 2020

We are very excited to announce our first ever online grading for coloured belts.  During this extraordinary period our students have continued to train extremely hard and have demonstrated many times over the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes required to be given this opportunity.

Saturday, 13th June 2020 (Zoom)

  • Mighty Matts: 9:30am
  • Junior & Adult white – orange belt: 10:15am
  • Junior & Adult green – blue belt: 11:00am
  • Payment will need to be made online (details & application forms will be available very soon)
  • Once payment has been received, families will receive e-mail confirmation plus the zoom code for the Grading

All students who we feel are ready to take this opportunity will be contacted directly by the MF Kent team.  This opportunity is available for all current students whether they were black tagged prior to lock-down or not.  That being said, if you or your child were awarded a black tag prior to lock-down, it is vital that we see them training live (either 1-2-1 or via a zoom class) so that we can check their levels.

If we have not seen a student live in any way over this lock-down period, unfortunately, we will be unable to put them forward for the grading as we would not have been able to asses their level, even if they have been training at home.

There is still time to work hard and improve so keep training, take the opportunities that are being made available to learn and we will see you in class online.

Guidelines for online the grading:

It is very important that all parents / guardians / students read and understand the online grading guidelines we have issued for this upcoming event.  These can be found:

  • Logging into this website, or
  • MF Kent Online Training Facebook group page

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me (kent@mattfiddes.com / 07980 308952).

Master Finch

Update from Master Finch – online Grading & phased return

Posted on: May 18th, 2020 by David Finch

Sunday, 17th May – live update with Master Finch

Please click here to watch an update from Master Finch on YouTube.

Amongst other topics the following areas were covered:

  • Online colour-belt Grading booked for Saturday, 13th June
  • Phased return to classes over May, June & July

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


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