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

Christmas Sale – 20% off

Posted on: October 24th, 2021 by David Finch

Are you looking for the ideal gift for Christmas? Take advantage of our Christmas Sale and get 20% off selected items from the shop:

  • Hoodies
  • T-shirts
  • Full sparring kit
  • Online syllabus – perfect for home practice

Use the following discount code on checkout: mfchristmas20

Offer expires 15th November 2021.

SALE – sparring gloves

Posted on: September 30th, 2021 by David Finch

20% off sparring gloves

(offer expires midnight 14th Oct)

Use the code: mfgloves20

These gloves are the only official gloves permitted in class and are extremely useful for:

  • – Ensuring student stay safe during contact drills
  • – Help students practice at home
  • – Giving students the confidence to practice light, controlled contact in pairs – an essential skill in Martial Arts
  • – No sharing of other pads during class as thee are ideal for training
  • – All students who are red-stripe & above should have a set of these at the least

GRADING DAY: Change of venue & road closures

Posted on: September 23rd, 2021 by David Finch

Grading day: Sunday, 26th September 2022

CHANGE OF VENUE:

Due to numbers we have moved the grading to another hall (same day and times). It is just around the corner:

NEW GRADING VENUE: The Canterbury High School, CT2 8QA – click here

  • Entry is through the main reception doors up the stairs (you will see our MF Kent flag)
  • Please wait outside until called in

ROAD CLOSURES & TRAFFIC

Please note that traffic has been particularly busy in and around Canterbury as well as ongoing road works – please allow a little more travel time.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION

The deadline for registering is Thursday, 23rd September 2022

Deadline for Grading registration

Posted on: September 21st, 2021 by David Finch

Grading day: Sunday, 26th September 2021

The deadline to register and pay for this upcoming grading is:

Thursday, 23rd September 2021

All students who are eligible for this grading have been awarded a Black Tag and parents have been sent information either via WhatsApp or text.

Practice – practice – practice!

Tag-testing starts this week

Posted on: September 6th, 2021 by David Finch

It is that exciting time of year when we start to assess those students who we feel are ready for the upcoming Grading and the next level. We will be tag-testing all the way until the last lesson before the grading day so there is plenty of time to practice and work hard.

What is tag-testing?

Tag-testing is where we look very closely at each student in class and see if :

  • They are confident with their techniques and drills
  • They have the right attitude
  • They have been practicing and working hard in and out of the classes

Like anything in life, if a student wishes to be successful then they must be prepared to work hard and put in that extra bit of practice at home. If you need any help with this please do speak to your instructor.

If we feel they are ready we will:

  • Place a black tag on their belt
  • Send their parents a text with all the links and information needed

If you receive a black tag and text message it is very important you read all of the necessary files. These can be found either by logging in to our website or in the “Files” section of our members only facebook group.

Canterbury Classes – change of hall (25th Aug – 8th Sept)

Posted on: August 25th, 2021 by David Finch

All Canterbury classes will be moved from the Primary School to the main Secondary School campus from Wednesday, 25th August – Wednesday, 8th Sept (incl.). We will return to the Primary School on Saturday, 11th September.

Click here for the map.

All class times remain the same.

There is lots of parking and entry is up the steps and through the main reception doors – please wait outside until called in (no spectators)

See you soon!

Summer break over – welcome back

Posted on: August 19th, 2021 by David Finch

After a well deserved rest we are very much looking forward to seeing all of our wonderful students and families back in class.

Please note we will still be operating some of our COVID-Safe procedures (details online) but this will not change the excitement of seeing everyone again.

A few dates for your diary:

  • 19th Sept – IMC ~ Black Belt Training Day (Swindon)
  • 26th Sept – Grading Day

COVID Guidelines for all classes – update 19th July

Posted on: July 19th, 2021 by David Finch

We have updated the COVID guidelines for each location and these are available to view as follows:

  • Our Facebook group page
  • Logging in to this website

Please ensure you read them and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us (kent@mattfiddes.com).

DO NOT ATTEND CLASSES IF YOU HAVE ANY COVID SYMPTOMS OR NOT FEELING 100% WELL IN ANY WAY

FILE NAMES

  • COVID Safe lessons – CANTERBURY 19th July
  • COVID Safe lessons – STAPLEHURST 19th July
  • COVID Safe lessons – ASHFORD 19th July
  • COVID Safe lessons – AYLESFORD 19th July

AYLESFORD CLASSES:

We are going to trial having a limited number of spectators in this venue only. PLEASE READ the guidelines so that you are aware of procedures and expectations.

19th July onwards – what to do next?

Posted on: July 15th, 2021 by David Finch

Please read the update file for any changes on what is required after 19th July. As usual, we will be constantly looking at the most recent guidance and are very well aware of the recent rise in cases.The main things to note are:

  1. You DO NOT need to book your space(s) for classes AFTER 19th July
  2. We will continue to utilise hand-sanitiser etc before, during and after classes
  3. We will NOT be able to allow spectators just yet

The file can be found either:

  • “File” section of our Facebook group – click here
  • By logging in to our website: www.mattfiddeskent.com

If you have any questions or concerns after reading the update please do not hesitate to contact us.Master Finch

Summer shut-down (9th – 15th Aug)

Posted on: July 12th, 2021 by David Finch

We will be taking our annual break during the following week:

9th – 15th August (incl.)

This is to ensure the team are fully rested and re-charged, ready to go again and push you all towards your next goal when we return. You have all worked so hard this year, especially given the challenges we have all faced and deserve a good rest (mentally and physically).

  • There are NO CLASSES during this period
  • ALL other classes through the summer holidays are running as normal (same days & times)
  • We will notify all students and parents of any COVID guidelines we need to follow

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NEWS/BLOG

Christmas Sale - 20% off. More »

SALE - sparring gloves. More »

GRADING DAY: Change of venue & road closures. More »

Deadline for Grading registration. More »

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