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Success at the South East Championships

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018 by David Finch

On Sunday, 29th April the Matt Fiddes group held the second South-East Championships and it was wonderful to see so many students and families attending.  With more competitors this year, we knew it was going to be a fun but challenging day and our little team performed so well!

For some it was their first tournament and for others, who are more experienced, it was an opportunity to be role models and help the team through the day.  It is no exaggeration to say that we had some outstanding performances and I am so very proud of each member of the MF Kent Team.

It takes a great deal of commitment, hard work, determination and passion to perform at a Championships and I look forward to celebrating their successes in class this week:

Gold x 5, Silver x 3 & Bronze x 2

MF Kent Team:

  • Millie
  • Evie-Sue
  • Charley
  • Tsvetan
  • Simon
  • Mason
  • Jack
  • Hugo
  • Henry
  • William
  • Katie

Thank you to our wonderful team of coaches, Instructors, families and friends who all made the day go smoothly and offered so much support and enthusiasm.  It was a fantastic atmosphere and such a positive experience for everyone.

Well done MF Kent family!

Master Finch

Extra Championship Training

Posted on: April 9th, 2018 by David Finch

For all MF Kent Team members who are competing at the South-East Championships on 29th April (Horley Leisure Centre), you are welcome to use this time for extra practice.

This will be a great opportunity to sharpen up those drills and ensure you are even more confident going into the big day.

Mr Homewood will be available during this session to help with anything you wish to practice.

Extra Sessions:

  • Simon Langton Boys School, Canterbury
  • 1815 – 1900hrs
  • 15th & 22nd April

See you all there!

2018 South-East Championships – JOIN THE TEAM!

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018 by David Finch

South East Championships

Sunday, 29th April 2018

Horley Leisure Centre, RH6 8SP

Have you ever thought of being part of the MF Kent Team?  Would you like to show your skills in an exciting championship environment?  Do you simply want a different challenge?  If so, come and be part of the MF  Kent Team and represent your school at the South-East Championships.

This event is open to ALL students who are purple belt & above.  You can compete in the following categories:


  • Hand-drills
  • Kick-boxing drill (Brown belt & above only)
  • Wavemaster
  • Flying side-kick




  • Hand-drills
  • Forms (Individual & Pairs)
  • Kick-boxing Drill
  • Extreme Kicking Combo (Individual & Pairs) 
  • Sparring

In all of our classes we will be preparing students for this event so please let your Instructor know you wish to take part and hand in your application form asap!

How to Enter

  1. All you need to do is pick up an application form from your Instructor and talk through with them which categories you wish to enter.
  2. Hand in the application form to your Instructor with the appropriate fee
  3. Start practicing (click here for the MF Championship rules)

Let’s put in the biggest MF Kent Team and we will see you in class.  Please note there will be no classes on this day in Canterbury.

2017 Championships – Itinerary

Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by David Finch

2017 International Championships

4th November

Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon

Only a few more days and the excitement begins.

Here is the itinerary for the day – keep training hard these last few days and I cannot wait to see you all there.

Please allow plenty of time to travel and register and remember to bring your full uniforms and licence book.

2017 International Champs Itinerary

2017 International Championships

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 by David Finch

2017 International Championships

Saturday, 4th November

Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon

It is that time of year again when all the best competitors from the MF family come together to compete for the title of “British Champion”.  This year is extra special because, as well as students from across the UK and Scotland, we welcome our cousins from Australia making this tournament the 2017 International Championships.


We will be training for this in every sessions and so if you would like to be part of the MF Kent Team please speak to your Instructor.  You can compete in:




  • Mighty Matt (3-6yrs) Hand-drills
  • Mighty Matts (3-6yrs) Kick-Boxing Drill (Brown-stripes and above only)
  • Mighty Matt (3-6yrs) Wavemaster
  • Hand-drills
  • Kick-boxing drill
  • Sparring
  • Forms (individual, pairs & Instructor categories)
  • Extreme kicking

This is a really exciting family day out and students will take so many positives from it so come and speak to us and be part of team MF Kent!

To enter simply click here


South-East Championships

Posted on: April 3rd, 2017 by David Finch

The South-East Championships is a really exciting day for all students and families to come together and demonstrate their passion, determination, skill and sportsmanship.  This is an excellent opportunity for students of all ages and experience to show their talents.

This year we have the chance to take part in a tournament relatively close to home and we are looking to take a team of 30 students.  The details are:

Edenbridge Leisure Centre, Edenbridge

Sunday, 7th May 2017

This is open to all students from Purple Belt and above with categories for:

  • Hand-Drills
  • Extreme Kicking Combination
  • Sparring
  • Forms
  • Pair Forms
  • Kick-Boxing

To enter simply follow the link, complete and hand in the form and money to Master Finch.

In class we will be dedicating time towards this exciting event.  If you are unsure or have any questions please do speak to an Instructor or any students who have taken part in such events.

Come and be a part of team MF Kent!

British Championships Success

Posted on: November 7th, 2016 by David Finch

Saturday, 5th November saw the 2016 British Championships in Swindon. With over 300 competitors from as far afield as Devon to Cornwall it was always going to be an exciting day for our little team and it did not disapoint.

After weeks of intense dedication and training our intrepid team entered with lots of passion and determination and the results certainly showed.  From Hugo & Henry going crazy in the Mighty Matt Wavemaster category to Charlie, Emily and Millie performing to an amazing standard we are all incredibly proud!

A huge thank you goes to our die-hard team of family supporters who are such an important part of our MF Kent family as well as our dedicated Instructors who give up more time and energy than most people realise.

The day was also a very exciting step for our Junior Instructors; Lauren Coulthard & Charlie Hinder. With 10yrs of experience each and many tournaments under their belts they were given the opportunity to judge and referee and they did this with exceptional professionalism, enthusiasm and ability.  They certainly represented the MF Group and MF Kent extremely well and we are all so proud of this huge positive step forward.

We were also treated to a new Instructor Forms category which, as you would expect, was of exceptionally high standard.  Congratulations to Mr K.Homewood for coming out of retirement and performing so well – wonderful and inspiring to see.

Hugo & Henry worked so hard on their Hand-Drills for this competition and to stand in front of hundreds of people and perform as they did (and at such a young age) was a huge accomplishment.  Millie had some exceptional performances, including top 5 placing in the Extreme Kicking and top 6 pacing in the Hand-Drill category.  Emily had yet another successful championships which included competing against Charlie in the final of the Hand-Drill category and then clinching the British Title with Charlie in the Pair Forms.  An amazing performance from them both.  Charlie added to his championships haul with an inspired performance in the Hand-Drill category.

Our team consisted of:

  • Charlie Hinder: 2 x Gold
  • Emily Calder: 1 x Gold, 3 x Silver
  • Millie-Rose Hinder
  • Hugo Ross-Phillips
  • Henry Ross-Phillips

Small in number – huge in stature.

Congratulations to you all.

Master Finch

Championship Training

Posted on: September 26th, 2016 by David Finch


5th NOVEMBER 2016


This exciting day is fast approaching and we will be running 2 Championship specific training sessions in conjunction with our normal classes.   These are ideal preparation for any student wishing to take part and compete.

The Championships are open to all students from Purple Belt and above and all ages, including our Mighty Matts!  The categories are:

  • Forms
  • Team Forms
  • Sparring (points)
  • Sparring (continuous)
  • Hand-drills
  • Kick-boxing Drill
  • Xtreme Kicking Combo
  • Wave Master (Mighty Matts only)

The Championships training sessions will be held as “open mat” sessions which means you can come along and practice whatever you wish for the big day.  We will be there to guide and suppport you.  The sessions are:

Chilham Sports Centre, Chilham:

  • Sunday, 16th October
  • Sunday, 23rd October

Tickets for both spectators and competitors can be purchased from here. (spectators under 12yrs go FREE!)

See you all there!

Team Success at Southern Championships

Posted on: May 8th, 2016 by David Finch

Saturday, 7th May saw the MF Kent Team travel to the Loddon Valley Leisure Centre in Reading for the 2016 Southern Championships.  These events are always very well attended and contested and this one did not disappoint.

After weeks of preparation and hard work we took a team of 15 and it is no exaggeration to say that each and every member gave their all.  We had tears, nerves, laughs and cheers throughout the day and with over 500 people watching the excitement was incredible.


MF Kent Team

  • Shahd Mohammed
  • Marwan Mohammed
  • Hugo Ross-Phillips
  • Emily Calder (2 x Gold, 2 x Bronze)
  • Ethan May (2 x Bronze)
  • Joseph Parkin
  • Harry Watkinson
  • Millie-Rose Hinder (2 x Bronze)
  • Charlie Hinder (1 x Silver, 1 x Bronze)
  • Lauren Russell
  • Jake Porter-Ward (1 x Silver)
  • Harry Richardson
  • John Boon (1 x Gold, 1 x Bronze)
  • Joshua Boon
  • Lauren Coulthard (1 x Silver)

Success at events like these can be measured in so many ways.  For some success is fighting back the nerves and stepping onto the mat or winning through one round.  For others it might be to reach further in the competition than last time or even win a medal.  Whichever it is we had a team of winners for sure.

A huge thank you to all our amazing parents, families and friends who came to support with so much energy and passion.  The atmosphere and team spirit was fantastic throughout the day and really highlights what a family we are.  In addition, thank you to our MF Kent Team Instructors and Leaders for helping, motivating and supporting all day.  It was amazing to see our “seasoned” competitors coaching (to great success!) our younger members.

Regional Championships – Itinerary

Posted on: May 6th, 2016 by David Finch

For everyone attending the 2016 Southern Championships in Reading this weekend the itinerary is now available to download from the student login section of our website.

Please note that this may change as the day progresses.

On the day:

  • Arrive no later than 0915hrs
  • Full uniform & belt
  • Grading Book
  • Full sparring kit (for those sparring)
  • Lots of energy, refreshments and smiles!

See you all there.

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