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Thursday, 5th March – no classes

Posted on: March 3rd, 2020 by David Finch

Thursday, 5th March 2020

REMINDER – there are no classes this week due to the school being used.

We will start tag-testing next week (12th March).

Practice – practice – practice

Tag-testing starts this week

Posted on: March 3rd, 2020 by David Finch

We will start tag-testing this week for the upcoming grading day on Sunday, 29th March.

As always, if we feel a student is ready to move up to the next level we will add a black tag to their belt and issue a grading letter.  Please do not worry if your son / daughter does not receive a tag.  We have plenty of time for you to practice at home or they may just need a little extra time.

Here are the details of the grading day:

  • Sunday, 29th March 2020
  • Canterbury Primary School, Canterbury
  • Mighty Matts – 9:30am (start)
  • Juniors & Adults – 10:15am (start)
  • Panel Grading – 12:00 – 3:00pm (for red-stripe – deputy black students only)

NEW Grading procedure for Black Belts (2020 onwards)

Posted on: November 18th, 2019 by David Finch

NEW Grading Procedure for 1st Degree & above

Following a review of how the MF Organsation tests our current Black Belts there will be a small change to the logistics of testing candidates from 2020 onward.

From next year ALL candidates who are currently 1st Dan & above will be required to attend one central location for testing.  Here are the details:

Dates: 21st March & 26th September only

Venue: North Solihull Sports Centre, B37 5LA

Time: 1:00 ~ 5:00pm

Forcandidates who are currently 1st Dan & above only

Application form: there will be a separate Black Belt Application form which will need to be handed in prior to the Grading.

All other requirements for testing will remain the same.  Please note:

  • This is NOT applicable to candidates who are Deputy Black Belt applying for 1st Degree black Belt
  • 1st Degree & above candidates will NOT be allowed to attend any other Panel Grading dates

 

Upcoming Grading – June 16th & 22nd

Posted on: June 2nd, 2019 by David Finch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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