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Upcoming Grading – June 16th & 22nd

Posted on: June 2nd, 2019 by David Finch
2015-07-20 22.42.23

We have now started tagging students who we feel are ready for the upcoming Grading so keep up the hard work everyone and you will continue to improve.

For those who have been tagged here are the details:

 

 

 

Colour-belt Grading: (white belt – blue belt only)

  • Sunday, 16th June 2019
  • Chaucer Technology School, Canterbury
  • Mighty Matts: 9:30am
  • Juniors & Adults: 10:15am

Panel Grading: (Red-stripe & above only)

  • Saturday, 22nd June 2019
  • Prospect Technology College, Reading
  • 10:00 – 12:00pm

Tag-testing starts soon

Posted on: March 3rd, 2019 by David Finch
2017-05-09 14.05.53

In preparation for the upcoming Gradings we will start tag-testing for all students from Sunday, 3rd March onward.

For your diaries:

GRADING DAY: 24th March 2019 (Canterbury)

  • Mighty Matts: 0930hrs
  • Juniors & Adults: 1015hrs
  • Panel Grading: 1200hrs

As always, there is never any rush and we will only tag students when we believe the time is right and they are confident and ready to be put forward.  The next available colour-belt Grading Day is Sunday, 16th June.

Belt presentations – congratulations!

Posted on: December 11th, 2018 by David Finch
2015-07-20 22.42.23

Firstly, a huge well done to everyone that took part in Sunday’s Grading.  It was such a positive day for the MF Kent School and each and everyone of you deserve a big pat on the back for working so hard and doing your very best.

We are very excited to be able to present new belts and certificates in all classes this week.  Feel free to bring along your families and friends and don’t forget your cameras.

See you soon.

Belt Presentations

Posted on: October 2nd, 2018 by David Finch
2015-07-20 22.42.23

COLOUR-BELT GRADING ~ BELT PRESENTATIONS

All belts and certificates will be awarded in class from Thursday, 4th October onwards.  Do feel free to bring along family and friends to celebrate your wonderful successes.

See you soon and bring your cameras!

Master Finch

Grading day – 24th June 2018

Posted on: June 11th, 2018 by David Finch
2015-07-20 22.42.23

Sunday, 24th June 2018

Colourbelt & Panel Grading

The next Grading day is just around the corner and our tag-testing is well underway.  Congratulations to those students who have been tagged and if it is not quite your time yet just keep going and it will be worth the wait.

After a small technical glitch the grading forms are now available to download.  Could I ask all parents to read the letter carefully regarding the relevant homework etc and if you have any questions please speak to me in class or e-mail kent@mattfiddes.com (please do not leave it to the night before the grading).

The grading details are:

Chaucer Technology School, Canterbury, CT1 1SU

  • Mighty Matts: 0930hrs
  • Juniors & Adults: 1015hrs
  • Panel Grading: 1200hrs – 1500hrs*

(*this is only for students who are currently red-stripe and above)

Please remember the following:

  • hand in any homework the lesson before the Grading
  • bring along your full uniform and belt (white / black t-shirts only underneath)
  • bring along the application form and fee on the day
  • bring your Grading & Licence Book on the day (white & purple-stripe belts will be issued one on the day – please bring a photo)
  • arrive in plenty of time
  • have fun!

See you soon

Master Finch

Congratulations – belt presentations

Posted on: March 27th, 2018 by David Finch
2015-07-20 22.42.23

A huge well done to every student who attended the recent Grading day on Sunday in Canterbury.  The entire day had such a positive and energetic atmosphere and it was wonderful to see so many amazing performances.  It was clear to see that you all worked so hard and deserve your rewards.

Grandmaster Murphy was very impressed with you all, especially our little Mighty Matts and is very much looking forward to returning later on this year.

I would like to also say a big thank you to the MF Kent family who gave up so much time to help on the day and this includes all you wonderful parents too – thank you for the day and for your continued support.

To give us time to get all the belts and certificates together we will be making belt presentations in class from Tuesday, 3rd April onward.

Congratulations to you all and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Master Finch

PS – South-East Championships; 29th April (Horley Leisure Centre) – BE PART OF THE MF KENT TEAM!

Tag-testing starts now!

Posted on: March 5th, 2018 by David Finch
2015-07-20 22.42.23

Colourbelt Grading & Panel Grading

Sunday, 25th March 2018

Simon Langton Boys School, Canterbury

This week we will be starting the process of tag-testing in preparation for the first Grading day of 2018.  This is the start of tag-testing so please do not be worried if you or your child are not tagged straight away.  We have just under 3 weeks to sharpen things up.

 

 

As always, if a student is ready they will receive:

  • Black tag
  • Grading letter

To earn a black tag students will not only be required to remember their techniques and drills but “perform them” as well as demonstrating the correct attitude.  If a student is not quite ready that is ok.  There are plenty of other opportunities through the year. Please remember, all students progress at different speeds and there is no rush.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Master Finch

December Colour-belt Grading

Posted on: November 15th, 2017 by David Finch
2015-07-20 22.42.23

The last Grading Day for 2017 is fast approaching and I hope everyone is excited about the next challenge.

We will start the process of “tagging” this week and will continue this leading up to the Grading Day.  If a Black Tag has been awarded we will also hand out a letter explaining what to do next (homework, venue etc).

As always, if a student is not quite ready for the December Grading that is ok.  Martial Arts is an ongoing journey and there will be plenty of exciting challenges and opportunities ahead.

Here are the details for the Grading:

  • Students: White Belt – Blue Belt (incl.)
  • Date: Sunday, 10th December 2017
  • Venue: Simon Langton Boys School, Canterbury, CT4 7AS
  • Times: Mighty Matts – 0930hrs, Juniors & Adults – 1015hrs

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to your Instructor and we look forward to seeing you all in class

Grading: 24th September

Posted on: September 3rd, 2017 by David Finch

Sunday, 24th September 2017

Colourbelt & Panel Grading

Cornwallis Academy, Maidstone

We will start the process of tag-testing students who are ready to take that next step.  If we feel they are ready they will receive a black tag plus a letter explaining all the details of the Grading Day.

For those students who are not quite ready at this point they have nothing to worry about.  We have another Grading booked for Sunday, 10th December 2017 (Canterbury).

I look forward to seeing you all in class very soon.

Master Finch

STAPLEHURST – 7th Sept

Posted on: September 3rd, 2017 by David Finch

Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Staplehurst   –               Thursday, 7th September 2017

Please accept my apologies for the late notice and temporary change of timetable for this date (7/09/17).  There will be no class in Staplehurst on this date.

I had arranged another Instructor to cover classes but unfortunately this has recently changed and I am unable to make other plans (it is my 40th birthday so please excuse this self-indulgence).

As a replacement you can attend the following class(es):

Thursday, 7th Sept:                 Loose Primary School, Loose (Mr Marc Harris)

  • Mighty Matts: 6:00pm
  • Juniors:            6:30pm
  • Seniors:            7:30pm

Friday, 8th Sept:                      Topnotch Health Club, Maidstone

  • Mighty Matts:         4:15pm
  • Juniors:                    5:00pm
  • Seniors*:                 7:00pm

* Space is ltd in this class so please contact me if this is a class you are aiming for

Sunday, 17th Sept:                  Staplehurst Village Centre (North Hall)

  • Mighty Matts:         9:30am
  • Juniors:                    10:00am
  • Seniors:                   10:45am

Please feel free to attend any / all of these alternatives (we have a Grading on 24th Sept so extra practice).  Classes from 14th Sept will continue as normal.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.  Any questions please contact me: 07980308952 or kent@mattfiddes.com.

Master Finch

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