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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

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

Self-defence with Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

Posted on: January 16th, 2018 by David Finch

We are delighted to be working with Maidstone Grammar School for Girls this year, delivering self-defence P.E. lessons to year 11.

The classes got off to a fantastic start today and will continue for the next 3-mths working on everything from basic self-defence principles, basic strikes and some fun fitness.  Well done ladies!

Martial Arts at Sheldwich Primary School

Posted on: January 9th, 2018 by David Finch
sheldwich primary school

We are very excited to begin a 6-week programme with Sheldwich Primary School today.  Over the course of the programme we will be teaching years 1 & 3, showing them a variety of fun Martial Arts techniques as well as learning about focus and concentration.

This programme has been funded through the Canterbury School Sports Partnership.

Father and son running for Cancer Research

Posted on: June 6th, 2017 by David Finch
MOTR 2017

On Sunday, 2nd July one of our adult Black Belts, Saom, and his father Amir, will be taking part in Man on the Run; a wonderful 5k run raising much needed funds and awareness for male cancer research.

This is such a fantastic cause and challenge – one which we know you will both triumph in.

Good-luck to you both and let’s all help them hit their fundraising target.

To sponsor them please click here to go to their Justgiving page.

Day of P.E. at Hernhill Primary

Posted on: April 25th, 2017 by David Finch

On Monday, 24th April we were invited to spend a day at Hernhill Church of England Primary School to deliver a day of Martial Arts P.E. lessons.

We taught 5 lessons for years 2-6 and what a fun time we had.  All the children were incredibly focused and well behaved and really got stuck in!  Lots of kicking, balance and learning about what it takes to be a champion in life.

Thank you to everyone involved and well done to all of the wonderful children.

Light up the City – charity walk / run

Posted on: October 12th, 2016 by David Finch

Light Up The City 2016

Saturday, 22nd October 2016

Dane John Gardens, Canterbury

We are delighted to once again be supporting Pilgrims Hospices and their “Light Up The City” event this year.

This is an utterly unique charity event taking in the sights and sounds of Canterbury at night and this will be the 4th year that the MF Kent family have helped and supported this event.  Last year the event raised an amazing £20,500 and I am sure we can improve on that.

You can register by clicking here.

This is open to all members of the family, of any age and you can even take your pet on the walk!

  • 3km Walk
  • 5km Run

So dust off your trainers and find something that glows and come and join this hugely popular and fun event!

See you there!

Master Finch

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