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Friday, 23rd Sept – AYLESFORD

Posted on: September 23rd, 2022 by David Finch

Today’s classes will be held in the DON CARMAN hall due to an event in the larger hall.

All class times as usual.

Due to the size of the hall we are unable to welcome spectators during the class.

See you soon.

Master Finch

Canterbury classes – 17th Sept

Posted on: September 16th, 2022 by David Finch

CANTERBURY CLASSES – 17th Sept

Due to a large religious event being held at the Academy all classes will be held in the PRIMARY SCHOOL (usual times) – CLICK HERE FOR MAP

Due to the size of the hall we will not be able to welcome spectators, however there is plenty of viewing space through the windows should you wish.

Extra Championship Training Dates – book now

Posted on: September 5th, 2022 by David Finch

EXTRA CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM TRAINING

In preparation for the upcoming International Championships on the 6th November in Aylesbury we will be running extra team training as well as giving students championship training in every class from 1st October onwards. For those thinking about taking part please come and speak to us in class and we can advise you on what you can start practicing now.

DATES:

  • 2nd Oct – 10:00-12:00pm
  • 9th Oct – 10:00-12:00pm
  • 30th Oct – 10:00-12:00pm

These sessions are for all age groups and all categories.

VENUE:

The Canterbury Academy, Canterbury – click here for map

 TO BOOK FOR EXTRA TRAINING:

To book your space(s) CLICK HERE

MORE INFORMATION ON THE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND TO BOOK YOUR PLACE:

If you would like to take part or would simply like to go and watch you can register for tickets online – CLICK HERE

Canterbury – 3rd Sept

Posted on: September 2nd, 2022 by David Finch

CANTERBURY CLASSES – 3rd Sept

All classes will be held in the CANTERBURY PRIMARY SCHOOL (usual times).

Map

Due to the size of the hall we will not be able to welcome spectators, however there is plenty of viewing space through the windows should you wish.

International Championships ~ change of date & venue

Posted on: July 20th, 2022 by David Finch

INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (November)

~ Change of date & venue ~

The International Championships previously scheduled for 5th November in Bath has now been changed to:

Sunday, 6th November

Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury​ – map

This will be a very exciting day of competition which will include a team from Australia.  In addition, there are 2 x NEW categories for students to enter:

  1. Musical forms (weapons)
  2. Board breaking (Black Belts only)

These are in addition to all of the categories already available:

MIGHTY MATTS

  • Hand-drills
  • Kick-boxing drill
  • Flying side kick
  • 5 x kick combo

JUNIORS & ADULTS

  • Hand-drills
  • Kick-boxing drill
  • Forms (single and pairs)
  • 10 x kick combo (single & pairs)
  • Sparring

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – BOOK NOW!

The site is now available to book your space(s) with a 10% early-bird discount.

Watch this space for extra championship training dates. 

For those of you who have either booked on to or are thinking of attending the International Master Class for Black Belts (IMC) this has now been moved to Saturday, 5th November – IMC BOOK NOW

Speak to the team for more information.

Summer Holiday Class Timetables

Posted on: July 13th, 2022 by David Finch

Classes through the summer holidays

Please find below confirmation of our summer timetable through the summer holidays.  All classes will run as normal with the exception of the following dates where there will be no classes due to our annual summer shut-down:

No classes on the following dates:

CANTERBURY – 17th & 20th August

STAPLEHURST – 18th August

AYLESFORD – 19th August

ASHFORD – 2nd August (please note, this is NOT the same week as the other class closures)

All other classes will run as normal through the summer holidays.

If you would like to visit another day / location to make up for any missed sessions please contact us for timetables.  Whilst the summer holidays are a wonderful time for lots of different adventures, consistency is key to allow for any progression.

Would you like help practicing at home / on holiday?

The perfect tool for this is our online syllabus which you can purchase here.

  • All skills and drills in video format
  • Age specific videos for each group (Mighty Matts, Juniors & adults, Black Belts)
  • CLICK HERE to purchase

Summer camp registration closing soon!

  • Staplehurst Summer Camp (click here) – registration closes Wed, 13th July
  • Canterbury Summer Camp (click here) – registration closes Wed, 20th July
  • Sparring Camp (click here) – registration closes Wed, 20th July

See you soon!​​

Canterbury Classes – Wed, 6th July

Posted on: July 6th, 2022 by David Finch

CANTERBURY CLASSES

Wednesday, 6th July 2022

All classes will be held in the Canterbury Primary School today (usual times).

Click here for map​

Due to the size of the hall we will be unable to welcome spectators. 

See you soon

 Master Finch

New Classes – Sittingbourne

Posted on: July 4th, 2022 by David Finch

NEW CLASSES Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Sittingbourne

We are very pleased to announce the launch of a NEW Matt Fiddes Martial Arts location in Sittingbourne starting from Friday, 8th July 2022.

This new MF School will be taught and managed by Mr James Levermore (mrlevermore@mattfiddes.com) and will include a wonderful opportunity for both parents and children to train together in our Family Class:

The Fitness Centre, Sittingboure (Google map

Launch day: Friday, 8th July 2022

Mr Levermore would love to see you there for the launch day and so if you would like an extra session or would simply like to go along to help out and support please contact Mr Levermore this week (spaces will be limited).

Good luck Mr Levermore on your new venture and we look forward to welcoming your new Sittingbourne students in to the MF Family.

NEW Championship Training Dates

Posted on: June 21st, 2022 by David Finch

MF Kent Team

NEW Championship Training

BOOK NOW

Following on from the many wonderful successes of the South-East Championships we have arranged further championship training sessions in preparation for the forthcoming International Championships to be held on 5th November in Bath.

The first 2 x sessions will be for SPARRING ONLY  and then we will shortly release further dates to concentrate on all categories and ages of the championships.

Whether you have tried sparring before or wish to sharpen up those skills, these sessions will be ideal for you – working on lots of different elements of sparring from footwork, timing, combinations, movement and more.

For the sparring sessions you must own A PAIR OF MF SPARRING GLOVES as a minimum (no other styles permitted) – shop here

Dates:

  • 31st July
  • 14th Aug
  • (further dates being released soon)

Times:

  • 10:00 – 12:00pm​​

Venue:

  • The Canterbury Academy, Canterbury (map)

Costs:

  • £5.00 per session (per person) – must be paid in advance

To Book:

Sparring Camp

Don’t forget, Miss Calder is also running a Summer Sparring Camp on the following days:

  • 1st – 5th Aug
  • 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Click here for further details and to book

If you have any questions please contact us at kent@mattfiddes.com

Martial Arts Summer Camps

Posted on: June 8th, 2022 by David Finch

This summer we are very excited to be able to offer 3 x camps as follows:

STAPLEHURST – 25th July ~ 27th July (BOOK NOW)

  • Ages 6 – 12yrs
  • 10:00am – 1:00pm (check-in from 9:30am)
  • Deadline for registration: Friday 22nd July 2022
  • Discount for 3+ days booked

CANTERBURY – 1st ~ 5th August (BOOK NOW)

  • Ages 5 – 12yrs
  • 9:30 – 1:00pm (check-in from 9:00am)
  • Deadline for registration: Friday 22nd July 2022
  • Discount for 3+ days booked

SPARRING CAMP (Canterbury) – 1st Aug ~ 5th Aug (BOOK NOW)

  • Ages 7yrs+ (all belt levels)
  • 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Deadline for registration: Friday 26th July 2022       
  • Sparring drills, footwork & movement, techniques, combinations, fun sparring games, competition sparring & umpiring
  • Students must own a minimum of MF Sparring Gloves to participate
  • Discount for students who attend the camp on the same day (prices start from £5/day)

Come and join us for a fun-filled camp of Martial Arts and more all led by Miss Emily Calder (3rd Dan) & team.  You can choose from attending 1 day or more! Camp prices start from £25/day.

The days will consist of lots of fun drills which will improve your overall knowledge of martial arts, self-defence, sparring as well as improving team work and confidence with lots of games & activities.

CLICK HERE to book your space(s)

NEW MF Kent Shop - click here

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