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Launch of NEW syllabus and online curriculum videos

Posted on: August 4th, 2020 by David Finch

NEW MF Syllabus coming soon!

We are very excited to be launching the brand new MF syllabus for all ages.  Some students may have noticed a few extra drills and / or techniques being taught these last two weeks and this is the start.

We will be explaining more to all students as we embark on this after the week break but the most important thing to note is that this is a very exciting change but one that will not disrupt a student’s learning or progression.

New syllabus now available online

The new syllabus has been filmed for all age groups and is now available to purchase online.  As well as the syllabus, this new online membership will be an ever-growing library of videos to help a students Martial Arts journey.  The options for you are:

1. BASIC PACKAGE: (£4.99/mth OR £45.00/yr) – click here

  • Mighty Matt curriculum
  • Junior & Adult curriculum
  • Black Belt curriculum
  • Additional videos for home training & learning

2. LEADERSHIP / WEAPONS PACKAGE (£6.99/mth / OR £65.00/yr) – click here

  • Mighty Matt curriculum
  • Junior & Adult curriculum
  • Black Belt curriculum
  • Additional videos for home training & learning
  • Extra training videos exclusively for Leadership  Weapons students

FAQ’s

What will happen to the free MF Online membership?

  • This will still be available however the content will be reduced over August.  The free package will not contain the new MF syllabus.

Do we have to purchase both packages if we train in both programmes?

  • No. The Leadership / Weapons Package contains everything that the Basic Package has and more.

Do we have to purchase a package for each family member?

  • No. One package is for the whole family to enjoy.

 

 

NEW Timetable – 27th July onward

Posted on: July 27th, 2020 by David Finch

The new updated timetable is available to view via:

  • Logging into the website
  • MF Kent Online Training Facebook group page

Please note the following:

  • ASHFORD CLASSES – Tuesdays
  • CANTERBURY CLASSES – Wednesdays & Saturdays
  • MAIDSTONE / AYLESFORD CLASSES – Fridays
  • STAPLEHURST CLASSES – starting 20th August
  • ZOOM CLASSES – will continue on Tuesdays & Thursdays until 13th August
  • SUMMER SHUT-DOWN – there are no classes from 10th – 16th August incl.

 

12th July – update from Master Finch

Posted on: July 12th, 2020 by David Finch

We have posted a video update from Master Finch on our “MF Online Online Training” Facebook group page as well as the individual school WhatsApp groups.  Some exciting updates including:

  • review of new face-to-face classes in Herne Bay
  • students who have a 2 x per week membership – new info
  • re-opening dates for various locations
  • September colour-belt grading
  • August shut-down week

Exciting news ahead!

8th July onward – NEW FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES

Posted on: June 29th, 2020 by David Finch

Face-to-face classes starting 8th July in Herne Bay

Due to the recent lifting of restrictions we are very pleased to announce the opening of our first face-to-face classes since the COVID-19 lock-down.

As you would imagine, there are some very important safety concerns and procedures that we have put in place to protect both students and instructors.

The face-to-face timetable will start from Wednesday, 8th July and will run as follows:

VENUE: Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Herne Bay

WEDNESDAY:

  • Mighty Matts: 4:30pm
  • Juniors 1: 5:15pm
  • Juniors 2: 6:00pm
  • Adults 1: 6:45pm
  • Adults 2: 7:30pm

SATURDAY:

  • Mighty Matts: 9:00am
  • Juniors 1: 9:45am
  • Juniors 2: 10:30am
  • Adults 1: 11:15am
  • Adults 2: 12:00pm

These classes will be streamed live on our “MF Kent Online Training” Facebook group page.

Important points to note:

  1. Please read the safety guidelines that are available in the login section of this website or on our Facebook group pages or on your school Whatsapp group.
  2. Students must book their space in advance (“Book Appointment” button on the bottom left of this web-page)
  3. Classes are limited to 10 x students maximum
  4. Juniors & Adults have 2 x choices for each day
  5. Students can only book 1 x class per week

We appreciate that there are many students who may not be able to travel for these classes – thank you for your patience.  As soon as we can we will be opening up in your area.  If you can travel you are more than welcome to attend.

See you soon!

Master Finch

NEW Online Timetable & 1-2-1’s (29th June – 3rd July only)

Posted on: June 15th, 2020 by David Finch

PHASE 2: the next step towards a return to face-to-face classes

From 29th June onward we will be running a new timetable for online classes as well as our 1-2-1 sessions.  The new schedule will include Zoom classes 4 x per week (Tuesday – Friday).

This new schedule is designed to help students and families ease back into more of an evening routine, no too dissimilar to our usual class timetable when we are in our venues.

Please note the following:

  1. Students are welcome to attend 1 or more of the Zoom classes per week
  2. There will be no more Facebook live classes on a Saturday morning
  3. There will be no more 1-2-1 sessions after Friday, 26th June (except for those students who currently have 1 x session per week)

This new timetable is available to view:

  • On this website (please log in)
  • The Facebook group page “MF Kent Online Training”
  • All school WhatsApp groups

Please do take the time to read the new timetable and note the new days / times / zoom codes etc.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards

Master Finch

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

 

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