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Online Colour-belt Grading: 13th June 2020

Posted on: May 19th, 2020 by David Finch

ONLINE GRADING: 13th June 2020

We are very excited to announce our first ever online grading for coloured belts.  During this extraordinary period our students have continued to train extremely hard and have demonstrated many times over the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes required to be given this opportunity.

Saturday, 13th June 2020 (Zoom)

  • Mighty Matts: 9:30am
  • Junior & Adult white – orange belt: 10:15am
  • Junior & Adult green – blue belt: 11:00am
  • Payment will need to be made online (details & application forms will be available very soon)
  • Once payment has been received, families will receive e-mail confirmation plus the zoom code for the Grading

All students who we feel are ready to take this opportunity will be contacted directly by the MF Kent team.  This opportunity is available for all current students whether they were black tagged prior to lock-down or not.  That being said, if you or your child were awarded a black tag prior to lock-down, it is vital that we see them training live (either 1-2-1 or via a zoom class) so that we can check their levels.

If we have not seen a student live in any way over this lock-down period, unfortunately, we will be unable to put them forward for the grading as we would not have been able to asses their level, even if they have been training at home.

There is still time to work hard and improve so keep training, take the opportunities that are being made available to learn and we will see you in class online.

Guidelines for online the grading:

It is very important that all parents / guardians / students read and understand the online grading guidelines we have issued for this upcoming event.  These can be found:

  • Logging into this website, or
  • MF Kent Online Training Facebook group page

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me (kent@mattfiddes.com / 07980 308952).

Master Finch

Update from Master Finch – online Grading & phased return

Posted on: May 18th, 2020 by David Finch

Sunday, 17th May – live update with Master Finch

Please click here to watch an update from Master Finch on YouTube.

Amongst other topics the following areas were covered:

  • Online colour-belt Grading booked for Saturday, 13th June
  • Phased return to classes over May, June & July

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thursday, 21st May – ZOOM CLASSES

Posted on: May 14th, 2020 by David Finch
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Thursday, 21st May – ALL CLASSES ON ZOOM

To keep a close eye on how everyone is doing we will be running all classes via ZOOM on Thursday, 21st May. This is a trial and if it goes well we will keep to this timetable just for Thursdays.  All other classes and training are running as usual.

PLEASE IGNORE THE CURRENT TIMETABLE FOR THIS DATE (21st May).

 

 

 

 

Here is the new timetable (for 21st May):

  • MIGHTY MATTS – 4:30pm
  • JUNIORS & ADULTS:
  • WHITE – ORANGE BELT – 5:00pm
  • GREEN – BROWN-STRIPE – 5:30pm
  • BLUE – DEPUTY-BLACK – 6:00pm
  • 1st DAN & ABOVE – 6:30pm

You will need to download the ZOOM APP (free) and enter the meeting ID and Password when required.  Meeting ID’s and Passwords have been posted in the MF Kent Online Training Facebook group page as well as in the school / location WhatsApp Groups.

Any problems please contact me.

Master Finch

How to contact your Instructor

Posted on: April 21st, 2020 by David Finch
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Old contact number no longer in use:

After today (Tuesday, 21st April) the following contact number will no longer be in use: +447786200518

 

If you would like to contact us directly please use the following contact details:

  • Telephone: 07980 308952
  • E-mail: kent@mattfiddes.com

 

 

 

 

There are other ways in which you can get in touch if it is not urgent:

  • MF Kent website enquiry page
  • Facebook pages
  • Instagram account
  • 0800 0350062

Many thanks

Master Finch

Red Tag Challenge

Posted on: April 20th, 2020 by David Finch
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MIGHTY MATTS & JUNIORS

Red Tag Challenge

During these uncertain and sometimes worrying times it is important that we stick to what we now is right and continue to demonstrate the attitudes of a Black Belt.

The challenge is simple – demonstrate your wonderful Black Belt attribute and earn your Red Tag.

We would like to challenge all our Mighty Matt & Juniors students to earn their RED TAG in the next 3-weeks.  Whether you are Grading or not, we can still learn what it is to be a Black Belt.

  • Download your philosophy / homework sheets (either from this website of the MF Kent Online Training Facebook page)
  • Mighty Matts are to download: “Being Brave”
  • Juniors are to download the philosophy for their belt (the belt they are currently on)
  • Learn the philosophy and put it into practice
  • Send us evidence of you understanding your philosophy and you will earn your RED TAG online and then we will present you with it when we return a normal
  • If you have already earned your RED TAG then this is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate even more wonderful examples

I have explained the importance of the RED TAG in a video on the MF Kent Online Training Facebook page.

Any questions please do ask – who is ready for the challenge?

Master Finch

Membership collections: DFC – NEST

Posted on: April 3rd, 2020 by David Finch

Change of collections from DFC to NEST

For those members who’s fees are collected by DFC each month, we will be changing companies as of 1st May 2020.  You should hopefully receive a text and / or e-mail from NEST asking for you to set up a direct debit either on the 1st or 15th May.  Please do this online following the link sent to you.  Your DFC payments will cease automatically.

THIS ONLY APPLIES TO MEMBERS WHO HAVE THEIR FEES COLLECTED BY DFC.

Your membership fee will remain the same.

If you have any questions regarding this change please do get in touch.

Many thanks for your patience and support.

Master Finch

1-2-1 Live – available to book now!

Posted on: April 2nd, 2020 by David Finch

1-2-1 Live – BOOK NOW

We are very excited to announce the start of our live 1-2-1 sessions.  These are in addition to the live classes we are running each week and will help to give you that extra bit of specific training and feedback.

HOW TO BOOK:

  • Please read the T&C’s before sending in your requests
  • Once you have read the T&C’s please e-mail Master Finch: kent@mattfiddes.com
  • You will find the T&C’s plus the timetable of available times either;
  1. On the MF Kent Online Training facebook group page
  2. In the student login section of this website

See you soon!

Master Finch

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
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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.

MF Online Portal - register now for lots of training aids:

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Online Colour-belt Grading: 13th June 2020. More »

Update from Master Finch - online Grading & phased return. More »

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