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Maidstone classes returning

Posted on: July 23rd, 2020 by David Finch

Maidstone classes re-starting – 31st July

We are delighted to announce that our MF Maidstone School will be able to re-open from Friday, 31st July.

As with many centres across the UK, difficult decisions have had to be made and sadly Welcome Gym in Maidstone had taken the decision not to hire out their facilities to external parties.  Therefore, we have moved location just 3.5 miles up the road to what will be a better facility long term.

Our new facility is: DITTON COMMUNITY CENTRE, AYLESFORD, ME20 6AHclick here for map

This facility offers:

  • better, safer parking
  • more space for the future once the school starts to grow
  • safer facility for younger students

Our timetable will be very similar:

  • Mighty Matts: 4:30 – 5:00pm
  • Juniors: 5:15 – 6:00pm
  • Black Belt Club: 6:15 – 7:00pm
  • Adults: 7:00 – 8:00pm

As with all our venues all students will need to:

  1. Read the COVID-Safe guidelines for this location (on the “MF Kent Online Training” Facebook group page / this website)
  2. Book your space for every lesson (via this website)

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch and, in the meantime, I very much look forward to seeing you all again face-to-face.

Master Finch

CANTERBURY CLASSES – opening 25th July

Posted on: July 21st, 2020 by David Finch

Canterbury Classes are back!

We are delighted to announce that classes in Canterbury will be re-opening from Saturday, 25th July with the following timetable:

SATURDAYS:

  • Mighty Matts: 9:00 – 9:30am
  • Juniors: 9:45 – 10:30am
  • Adults: 10:45 – 11:45am

WEDNESDAYS:

  • Mighty Matts: 6:00 – 6:30pm
  • Juniors: 6:45 – 7:30pm
  • Adults: 7:45 – 8:45pm

For all classes it is absolutely vital that:

  1. You book your space for each week – click here
  2. Students parents read through the safety guidelines available online (Facebook / website etc)

Students who have a twice a week membership will be able to book 2 classes per week if you wish.

Are you looking to return to training?

If you are looking to return to classes with us we would be delighted to see you again.  Please contact Master Finch and we can sort that for you very quickly and easily: kent@mattfiddes.com

Herne Bay – change to Saturday classes

Posted on: July 15th, 2020 by David Finch
HERNE BAY CLASSES – Saturdays
Due to numbers I have made a small tweak to the JUNIOR & ADULT timetable.
From this week (18th July) they will now run as follows:
  • Juniors: 9:45 – 10:30am
  • Adults: 10:45 – 11:30am
You do not need to alter your bookings if you have made them already.
REMEMBER: if your membership is for 2+ classes per week (not including Black Belt Club / Weapons) then you are allowed to book in to 2 classes per week (not on the same day).
The Wednesday timetable will remain as it is for now.
Regards
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

COVID-19 & Training update – 30th March

Posted on: March 30th, 2020 by David Finch

COVID-19 & Training update – 30th March

After a week of going “live”, here is a little information to keep you updated for the week ahead.

If you would like to see a more in-depth video on how things are progression, please go to the MF Kent Online Training Facebook page and watch Sunday night’s chat with Master Finch.

Here is a brief overview:

  • Firstly, well done for all of your fantastic efforts to continue your training & learning this week – it has been a learning curve for us all.
  • Please see below the timetable for the week
  • There is a small change to the Junior & Adult classes on Tuesday & Thursday this week (15-min later start)
  • We will be trialling a Zoom class at 6:30pm on Tuesday, 31st March for Black Belts (30-min)

Weekly timetable:

Tuesday – classes (MM = 4:30pm, Juniors & Adults = 5:30pm, Black Belts = 6:30pm)

Wednesday – “Workout Wednesday”

Thursday – classes (MM = 4:30pm, Juniors & Adults = 5:30pm

Friday – challenge day

Saturday – classes (MM = 9:30am, Juniors & Adults = 10:15am)

Sunday – Facebook live chat with Master Finch (brief 20-min update and Q&A)

 

*** MF Online Portal – remember, you have access to this 24/7 – click here!

Have fun and stay safe!

Master Finch

MF Online – now live

Posted on: March 22nd, 2020 by David Finch
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I am delighted to announce that the new MF Online portal is now live.  Here you will find a host of videos (and more) to help your training at home; from curriculum clips to specific training routines.

The portal will be continually added to and developed so be sure to make it a part of your home training.

How to access the portal?

  1. Click here and go to the MF Online portal
  2. Register your details for free
  3. Once you have registered all MF Kent members need to e-mail Master Finch for a link to view the courses

Have fun!

Master Finch Live – your training at home

Posted on: March 22nd, 2020 by David Finch

Please click on the link below to watch Master Finch talk about the current challenges we now face and how your Martial Arts training will continue for the time-being:

Master Finch Live

 

Stay safe everyone.

Some exciting news – 1-2-1 training coming soon

Posted on: March 20th, 2020 by David Finch

1-2-1 Training : COMING SOON!

As you know, due to the challenges facing us all regarding COVID-19, after Friday, 20th March, all of our training is going online.  This will have some very exciting benefits for you all and will add to your Martial Arts knowledge and development.

As part of this new service we will now be offering exclusive, NEW 1-2-1 training with our MF Kent members.

More details will be coming out over the next few days, but for now, here some details for you all:

  • sessions will be available from Monday, 6th April onwards
  • if regulations and safety concerns allow, we will run sessions from a hall facility (there will be strict health guidelines put in place)
  • if we are unable to train face-to-face we will have sessions on the group meeting app: Zoom
  • sessions will be 30-min (all ages)
  • individual / families welcome
  • there will be a limited number of sessions per student per month
  • sessions will either be with myself or one of the MF Kent Team

I hope you are all staying safe and well and are looking forward to this new chapter in your Martial Arts journey.

All the very best and I will see you all online very soon.

Master Finch

 

Coronavirus advice

Posted on: March 13th, 2020 by David Finch

COVID-19 Letter

 

NEWS/BLOG

Launch of NEW syllabus and online curriculum videos. More »

Important update from Master Finch (3rd Aug). More »

NEW Timetable - 27th July onward. More »

Maidstone classes returning. More »

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