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Friday, 3rd Feb – AYLESFORD CLASSES

Posted on: February 3rd, 2023 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.



Australia 2024 – find out more…

Posted on: January 22nd, 2023 by David Finch

MATT FIDDES MARTIAL ARTS

AUSTRLIA 2024

Tour Information Zoom – Sunday, 29th January

We are very excited to announce our plans to send a united team from England, Scotland, Ireland, N.Ireland & Wales to Australia in October 2024.  After numerous visits by the Australian team over the years it is time we returned the favour to take part in events there.

This trip is open to all students and family members of all ages and abilities.  Our goal is to take a large team of Instructors, students and family members to take part in some or all of the following events and spend time on the sunshine coast:

  • Grading
  • International Championships
  • International Master Class & training day
  • Black tie ball 
  • As you can imagine this is a very exciting but huge undertaking and as part of that we plan to raise as much money as we can over the next 18-mths to ease as many of the financial limits as possible. This will be an amazing trip as well as an opportunity to challenge and grow as Martial Artists – learning from the very best that the Matt Fiddes Martial Arts global community has to offer. To find out more we would like to invite you to attend a no-commitment group Zoom call to find out:
  • Further details of the trip
  • How we will fund-raise as much money as possible for everyone
  • What you can do to help send the team
  • Question and answers

 Australia 2024 Zoom call details: 

Date:                     Sunday, 29th January 2023

Time:                    8pm

Invite:                      CLICK HERE FOR ZOOM MEETING

  Meeting ID: 880 9806 4914

Passcode: 268554

I very much look forward to seeing you all on the Zoom and discussing this wonderful opportunity.

Regards

Master Finch & the Fundraising Team

IMC Black Belt Training 2023

Posted on: January 5th, 2023 by David Finch

2023 Exclusive Black Belt Training

& Higher Belt Training for Red-stripes – Deputy Blacks

We are very excited to announce the 2023 dates for the exclusive Black Belt training.  For those of you who have not attended one of these events, these are specific events for higher belts taught by Master Poplett (4th Dan), Master White (4th Dan) and myself.  Included in those dates is an event in CANTERBURY on 26th February. (BOOK NOW)
 
NEW FOR 2023 we are going to trial opening up the IMC events in Swindon and Southampton only to red-stripes and above for the first 2hrs only and then black belts will remain for the rest of the IMC.  All other venues (Canterbury, Warrington & Street) will remain exclusive to black belts only. 
 
All details can be found on the booking forms (please note that the booking for the new IMC events in Southampton & Swindon is slightly different to the normal IMC bookings for Kent, Warrington & Street).
 
DATES & BOOKING LINKS
 
WARRINGTON – 28th January 2023 (BOOK NOW)
SOUTHAMPTON – 25th February 2023 (BOOK NOW)
CANTERBURY – 26th February 2023 (BOOK NOW)
SWINDON – 4th June 2023 (BOOK NOW)
STREET – 3rd September 2023 (BOOK NOW)

Happy New Year – welcome back

Posted on: January 2nd, 2023 by David Finch

All classes resume as normal from this week so we hope you all had a good rest and are excited for the new year.

Don’t forget, you can view the 2023 calander online by logging on or simply clicking here.

See you in classes very soon and we look forward to some exciting events this year.

Master Finch & team

ASHFORD CLASSES: Tue, 13th Dec

Posted on: December 13th, 2022 by David Finch

Due to the school having no heating for the past 48hrs the venue is closed and therefore we will not be able to run classes this evening.

Please accept our apologies for the late notice – they were hoping to have the problem solved by this time.

We will endeavour to add a little extra time to classes to make up for this week. In the meantime, wrap up warm and we will see you next week (20th Dec) for the last class of 2022 and for some belt presentations for our successful students at the last grading.

Take care

Master Finch

Christmas timetable & 2023 diary

Posted on: December 7th, 2022 by David Finch

CHRISTMAS TIMETABLE & 2023 DIARY

Please find below confirmation of our Christmas timetable:

ASHFORD CLASSES:

Last class of 2022: 20th December

First class of 2023: 3rd January

CANTERBURY CLASSES:

Last class of 2022: 21st December

First class of 2023: 4th January

STAPLEHURST CLASSES:

Last class of 2022: 15th December

First class of 2023: 5th January

AYLESFORD CLASSES:

Last class of 2022: 16th December

First class of 2023: 6th January

RECULVER CLASSES:

Last class of 2022: 22nd December

First class of 2023: 5th January

2023 DIARY

CLICK HERE to view the 2023 diary of events.​

I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every student and family a very happy festive period.  2022 has been an exceptionally positive year with so many achievements across the board.  Have a good rest and I look forward to seeing you all for more in 2023.

Best wishes

Master Finch & team

Canterbury classes – 3rd & 10th December

Posted on: December 2nd, 2022 by David Finch

Apologies for the late notice but due to an event on 3rd & 10th December all classes will be held in the PRIMARY SCHOOL on those dates (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.

Grading registration reminder

Posted on: November 29th, 2022 by David Finch

4th DECEMBER GRADING REGISTRATION

~ REMINDER ~

Deadline for registration – midnight, 1st December 2022

For all of those students who have been tagged (received a black tag on the end of their belt and received a text / WhatsApp message) please note that the deadline to register is midnight, 1st Thursday 2022.

If you have already registered you do not need to do anything else.

To register, please use the link that was sent to you.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact kent@mattfiddes.com.

NEW CLASSES – Reculver Primary School

Posted on: November 7th, 2022 by David Finch

NEW CLASSES OPENING IN RECULVER

*** Starting : Thursday, 10th November 2022 ***

We are very excited to announce the launch of a brand new set of classes at Reculver Church of England Primary School (map).  These classes will be taught by Miss Calder and will be starting on Thursday, 10th November 2022.

The class timetable will be:

Mighty Mats (4:30 – 5:00pm)

Juniors (5:15 – 6:00pm)

Adults (6:15 – 7:00pm

If your membership is currently for more than 1 class per week then you are more than welcome to attend this additional session (please e-mail Miss Calder to confirm your attendance: misscalder@mattfiddes.com).

Do you want to train more than 1 x a week?

If you would like to add an extra class to your membership and attend more than one class per week simply e-mail me for details and we can make this quick alteration to your membership.  For as little as £20 extra per month you could double your number of classes (kent@mattfiddes.com).

If you are planning on attending this new school please note that there is no parking within the school car park.  Parking is either in the nearby church car park or along the road outside.

Best wishes

Master Finch

Canterbury Classes – Wednesday, 2nd Nov

Posted on: November 2nd, 2022 by David Finch

CANTERBURY CLASSES – 2nd Nov

Apologies for the late notice but due to an parent’s evening being held at the Academy all classes will be held in the PRIMARY SCHOOL today (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.



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