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Get to know your Instructors

Posted on: January 7th, 2021 by MFKent

Every Friday one of the Instructing team will be taking over the MF Kent Instagram account to answer any questions you may have.

You may wish to ask them about their own training, what got them started, any high / low points or just what is their favourite food? It is up to you!

We are starting this Friday (8th Jan) with Mr Levermore!

If you are not on Instagram do follow: @matt_fiddes_kent

Out of class activities for all students

Posted on: January 6th, 2021 by David Finch

Whilst we a all come to terms with this current situation, we at MF Kent are working hard to provide extra activities for our students and families to help keep you busy and active.

As well as regular online classes we will be providing a range of activities to keep minds and bodies active, including:

  • Arts & crafts
  • Adult and child fitness challenges
  • Competitions & games
  • Question & Answer sessions & more

We came through 2020 together and I know we will do the same for 2021.  Have fun and see you in class!

Master Finch

Classes are back online only – January timetable

Posted on: January 3rd, 2021 by David Finch

Confirmation of classes – ONLINE ONLY from 5th Jan 2021

Due to the recent Government guidance under Tier 4 all of our classes will resume as normal online.

As we did in November 2020, the online timetable will be exactly the same as our face-to-face timetable using the same Zoom login details as before.

** You do not need to book in for online classes **

We will return to face-to-face classes once we are moved back into tier 3 and the guidance suggests it is safe to do so.  In the meantime, clear the floor space, iron the uniform and bring your energy as we have lots to do!

CLASSES START from Tuesday, 5th January 2021

WHERE IS THE ONLINE TIMETABLE? You can view the timetable (and Zoom login code) on either:

  1. School WhatsApp group
  2. School Facebook page
  3. Members Facebook group page
  4. Logging into this website

How many classes may I attend online in a week?

If your membership allows you to attend 1 x face-to-face class/week = 2 x online classes per week

If your membership allows you to attend 2+ x face-to-face class/week = unlimited online classes per week


Happy New Year & Welcome Back

Posted on: January 3rd, 2021 by David Finch
Happy New Year and welcome back to all our wonderful MF Kent families and friends.
A new year is upon us and with the same determination, patience and focus we will ensure 2021 is another success.
2020 was certainly a very challenging year and although the first few months of 2021 may seem uncertain, I am very confident that the next 12-mths will be more positive and even more rewarding than the last.
Whether online or, when the situation permits, face-to-face, myself and the team very much look forward to seeing you all again very soon; helping you all to achieve your goals and taking you through the new and exciting syllabus.
See you soon!
Master Finch

2020 review and best wishes from Master Finch

Posted on: December 23rd, 2020 by David Finch
Last message of 2020 from Master Finch – Click here
Have a wonderful festive time and see you in January!

Master Finch

Timetable reminder:

No classes between 23rd Dec – 4th January 2021 (incl.).

Canterbury Classes – 16th & 19th Dec

Posted on: December 14th, 2020 by David Finch

Canterbury Classes (16th & 19th Dec) – going online

After a thorough review of local infection rates and with more and more of our students being asked by schools to stay at home, I have decided to move all remaining 2020 class for Canterbury to Zoom.

Please note the following:

  • You do not need to book for Zoom classes
  • Class times remain the same
  • You can use the same Zoom code as throughout November

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our part to help keep everyone safe, particularly at this time of year.

For those students who have recently passed a Grading, we will get belts and certificates out to you as soon as we can.


Master Finch

December & January timetable (Christmas shut-down)

Posted on: December 9th, 2020 by David Finch

December & January Timetable

Face-to-face & Zoom

                                                             Last class of 2020:                        First class of 2021:


Canterbury (Wednesdays):                          16th Dec                                                6th Jan

Canterbury (Saturdays):                              19th Dec                                                9th Jan

Aylesford (Fridays):                                       18th Dec                                                8th Jan

Staplehurst (Thursdays):                              17th Dec                                                7th Jan

Ashford (Tuesdays):                                       15th Dec                                                5th Jan

*** There will be no face-to-face classes between 20th Dec ~ 4th Jan inclusive ***


Extra Zoom classes (only) for everyone: (same zoom code as for previous classes)

Monday, 21st December              

  • Mighty Matts                    5:00 – 5:30pm
  • Juniors & Adults              5:45 – 6:45pm


Tuesday, 22nd December

  • Mighty Matts                    5:00 – 5:30pm
  •  Juniors & Adults             5:45 – 6:45pm

(These are NOT face-to-face classes – Zoom only)



We may decide to close face-to-face classes (only) earlier than the dates above if:

– Government advice indicates that we should

– After reviewing local data and advice we feel it is unsafe to do so

If this is the case all classes will run on Zoom as per the normal timetable (except for 21st & 22nd Dec).

Either way, there will be no classes (face-to-face or zoom) between 23rd December & 4th January (incl.).

Grading Registration – deadline (10th Dec)

Posted on: December 8th, 2020 by David Finch
Deadline: Thursday, 10th Dec
For all those students who have been invited to grade on Sunday, 13th Dec, please remember to register.
TO REGISTER you just need to read the appropriate files and pay via bank transfer (all details sent to you).
ZOOM – if you would be more comfortable grading via Zoom please let us know and register in the same way. The zoom code will be sent you you shortly.
Deadline for registrations is the end of Thursday, 10th Dec.
Master Finch

Welcome back (from 2nd December)

Posted on: December 1st, 2020 by David Finch

Classes are back open from Wednesday, 2nd Dec

After careful study of the new tier system across Kent we are delighted to be able to safely open our classes from Wednesday, 2nd December.

Please note the following:

  1. All COVID-Safe procedures will be in place
  2. Students must book in online for each class
  3. Adult students must wear a face mask on arrival / departure
  4. All students must wear suitable footwear (trainers / Martial Arts shoes)
  5. We are unable to welcome spectators
  6. Please stay at home if you have any symptoms / not feeling 100%

We recognise that there are some students and families that are either unable or not quite ready to return to face to face classes and so we will be streaming all classes on Zoom as we have done throughout November.  The Zoom classes will be streamed from the live classes and so will run at the same time.  Please use the same zoom codes as per November’s online timetable.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us (

How to use Zoom

Posted on: November 3rd, 2020 by David Finch
If you are a little unsure, here is a little guide on how to use Zoom.
For the Zoom classes please remember:
  1. Set up the camera so that we can see as much of the student as possible (not just their head)
  2. Space to move
  3. Change your login ID to: “student name & belt colour”
  4. Keep you microphone on “mute”. If you have a question please wave
  5. Log on in plenty of time (no later than 5-min prior to the start of the class
  6. For the little ones, parents – you may wish to join in or be nearby to help
  7. Enjoy!

Here is a simple guide to using Zoom if you are a little unsure: click here

A Guide For Parents And Students On How To Use Zoom


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