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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.

Some exciting news – 1-2-1 training coming soon

Posted on: March 20th, 2020 by David Finch

1-2-1 Training : COMING SOON!

As you know, due to the challenges facing us all regarding COVID-19, after Friday, 20th March, all of our training is going online.  This will have some very exciting benefits for you all and will add to your Martial Arts knowledge and development.

As part of this new service we will now be offering exclusive, NEW 1-2-1 training with our MF Kent members.

More details will be coming out over the next few days, but for now, here some details for you all:

  • sessions will be available from Monday, 6th April onwards
  • if regulations and safety concerns allow, we will run sessions from a hall facility (there will be strict health guidelines put in place)
  • if we are unable to train face-to-face we will have sessions on the group meeting app: Zoom
  • sessions will be 30-min (all ages)
  • individual / families welcome
  • there will be a limited number of sessions per student per month
  • sessions will either be with myself or one of the MF Kent Team

I hope you are all staying safe and well and are looking forward to this new chapter in your Martial Arts journey.

All the very best and I will see you all online very soon.

Master Finch

 

COVID-19 update (19th March) – School closures

Posted on: March 19th, 2020 by David Finch

COVID-19 update, 19th March

SCHOOL CLOSURES – Classes postponed after Friday, 20th March

Due to the Governments decision yesterday to close school, the MF Organisation have taken the decision to stop face-to-face teaching after FRIDAY, 20TH MARCH.  We will monitor the situation on a daily basis and keep you all informed as to the duration and when we will be back in the hall.

*** Does this mean my training stops? NO – we have plenty for you to do!

ONLINE PORTAL: There will be an on-line portal available from next week which will contain (link to be sent out soon):

  • curriculum DVD
  • videos of training aids / hints and tips
  • fitness ideas and challenges
  • challenges
  • homework and life-skills for the younger ones
  • lesson plans for you to follow

MF KENT ONLINE TRAINING FACEBOOK GROUP: We have set up a private MF Kent Online Training Facebook group (click to join). If you have not done so already please join and share it with as many members as you possibly can.  We aim to stream live classes for members from next week at the same times as the normal timetable.

SCHOOL WHATSAPP GROUPS: As well as the usual bulk text system we use, we have also set up school WhatsApp Groups to keep the lines of communication quick and open.  If you have not been added and feel you should be please e-mail Master Finch: kent@mattfiddes.com

LESSON PLANS: We will be developing lesson plans for you to follow at home.

PERSONALISED LESSON PLANS: These can be tailored so that if you want an individualised one you can have one.

*** What happens when we return?

As well as maintaining the online support for you all we will also put in place:

  • Extended class times
  • Free, large seminars for all ages
  • No summer shut-down

We appreciate this is a challenging time and our thoughts and efforts must firstly go out to those in need, the vulnerable and those at the front line keeping us safe.  Thank you for all of your amazing support now and in the future and I look forward to seeing you online so be sure to clear out those living rooms!

See you all soon.

Master Finch

Coronavirus advice

Posted on: March 13th, 2020 by David Finch

COVID-19 Letter

Instructor & Junior Instructor Session – 10th Nov

Posted on: October 7th, 2019 by David Finch

Training with Grandmaster Murphy & Master Fiddes

Sunday, 10th November 2019

St Joseph’s Catholic College, Swindon

We would like to invite all of our Instructors & Juniors Instructors (aged 13yrs & above) to a unique morning of training with Grandmaster Murphy, Master Fiddes and our colleagues from Australia.

This session is open to all Instructors and Junior Instructors aged 13yrs & above.

Here are the details:

*Sunday, 10th November 2019

 * St Joseph’s Catholic College, Swindon

 Time:                 

  • 0900hrs                –              registration
  • 0930hrs                –              line-up & welcome
  • 1300hrs                –              end of training

Bring:   

  • Full uniform
  • Sparring kit
  • Grading book

Registration:      please send names & belt level to Master Finch (kent@mattfiddes.com) no later than 1st November 2019

British Championships – 10th November

Posted on: October 5th, 2018 by David Finch
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BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS

10th November 2018

Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon

Now is the time to increase our training so that we are ready for the British Championships.  This is a really exciting day and is open to all ages and levels from Purple Belt and above:

  • Hand-drills
  • Wavemaster & flying side-kick (Mighty Matts only)
  • Forms (single & pairs)
  • Kick-boxing drill
  • Extreme kicking combo (single and pairs)
  • Sparring

IMPORTANT:

If you would like to be part of the MF Kent Team please speak to an Instructor.  We must have your application form so that we can make your training more specific for the big day and we know what to focus on.

CHAMPIONSHIP APPLICATION FORM = CHAMPIONSHIP TRAINING

 

International Master Class II – 28th Oct 2018

Posted on: September 18th, 2018 by David Finch

International Master Class (IMC) – II

“A day of Black Belt Excellence”

Sunday, 28th Oct 2018

Sir Bernard Lovell Academy, Bristol, BS30 8TS (10:00 – 5:00pm)

We are delighted to announce the second IMC event to be held in Bristol.  This permanent fixture in the Matt Fiddes Martial Arts calendar will be hosted by Grandmaster Murphy, Master Fiddes & Master Finch and is open to:

  • MF students & Instructors
  • Black Belt Only (1st Dan & above only)
  • 11yrs& above only

For more details and the application form you can either:

  1. Download the poster & application form from the student login section of this website
  2. E-mail IMC@mattfiddes.comces

TICKET PRICE: 50% discount for additional family members

Normal ticket price: £79 (1st Oct – 17th Oct)

Early-bird special: £59 (17th – 30th Sept)

Late fee: £99 (18th Oct – 25th Oct)

Spaces will be limited so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment and take advantage of the early-bird entry fee.  This will be an opportunity to train with and learn from some of the best Black Belts in the organisation.

International Master Class (IMC) – July

Posted on: May 15th, 2018 by David Finch
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International Master Class (IMC)

“A day of Black Belt Excellence”

Sunday, 8th July 2018

St Joseph’s Catholic College, Swindon (10:00 – 5:00pm)

 

 

 

We are delighted to announce the inaugural IMC event to be held in Swindon.  This permanent fixture in the Matt Fiddes Martial Arts calendar will be hosted by Grandmaster Murphy, Master Fiddes & Master Finch and is open to:

  • MF students & Instructors
  • Black Belt Only (1st Dan & above only)
  • 12yrs & above only

For more details and the application form you can either:

  1. Download the poster & application form from the student login section of this website
  2. E-mail IMC@mattfiddes.com

Spaces will be limited so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment and take advantage of the early-bird entry fee.  This will be an opportunity to train with and learn from some of the best Black Belts in the organisation.

Christmas Shut-down dates

Posted on: November 29th, 2017 by David Finch
happy holidays

Please make a note of the following shut-down dates for all of our class. During these dates there will be no classes running; 22nd Dec ~ 1st Jan (incl.)

Last classes of 2017

  • Canterbury last class: 20th Dec
  • Herne last class: 16th Dec
  • Maidstone last class: 15th Dec
  • Staplehurst last class: 21st Dec*
  • Ashford last class: 19th Dec

 

 

 

*This class will run from the Staplehurst Village Centre (North Hall):

  • Mighty Matts & Juniors: 4:00pm
  • Seniors: 4:45pm
  • Weapons: 5:30pm

All classes will resume as normal from Tuesday, 2nd January onwards.

Happy holidays!

 

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