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Championship success

Posted on: November 14th, 2019 by David Finch

International Championships 2020 – Bath University

After months of preparation, hard work, highs and lows we finally made the journey to Bath for the Matt Fiddes International Championships.  This was the biggest and most exciting championships to date with over 650 competitors from as far afield as Australia!

We may have been small in number but the spirit with which we competed was outstanding.  There were some excellent performances across the board and I think it is true to say that each and every team member did their very best.

As usual, out intrepid team of parents, friends and Instructors were incredible and a huge part of the MF Kent Team success.  Thank you one and all.

Here is the team:

  • Brear Homewood (Canterbury) – 1 x bronze
  • Charlie Hinder (Canterbury) – 1 x silver
  • Millie-Rose Hinder (Canterbury) – 1 x bronze
  • Jack Calvert (Canterbury) – 2 x bronze
  • Evie-Sue Lewis (Canterbury) – 2 x bronze
  • John Boon (Canterbury)
  • Josh Boon (Canterbury)
  • Emily Calder (Canterbury) – 3 x gold, 1 x bronze
  • Kalle Homewood (Canterbury) – 1 x silver
  • Henry Ross-Phillips (Canterbury) – 1 x bronze
  • Hugo Ross-Phillips (Canterbury)
  • Allegra Beaton (Maidstone) – 1 x gold
  • Kendra Beaton (Maidstone)

Our championships are open to ALL students, all ages and all locations so it would be fantastic to see more of our wonderful students from all over Kent.  Look out for the dates for 2020 and all the training days we have available just for the team.

NEW VENUE Opening soon – Herne Bay

Posted on: August 6th, 2019 by David Finch

OPENING 3rd SEPTEMBER

We are delighted to announce the opening of a new location:

Lady of the Sacred Heart Church

Clarence Road

Herne Bay, CT6 8SP

This new location will run every Tuesday and will also include a new FAMILY CLASS for all family members aged 7yrs and above.  The school schedule will be:

Day: Tuesdays

Times: 

  • Mighty Matts – 4:15pm
  • Family – 5:00pm

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEND MORE CLASSES?

If you currently attend 1 X class per week why not take advantage of our other locations and push your learning even further.

From as little as £20/mth extra you could attend 2, 3 or even 4 classes a week!

Please e-mail us or speak to us in class to find out what membership you have and how to attend more classes per week.  We can then adjust your direct debit from September onward.

  • If your membership allows 2 classes a week already please feel free to attend our new classes at no extra cost.

Prison Island – student & family challenge

Posted on: June 2nd, 2019 by David Finch
Prison escape

We would like to invite all our students (7yrs & above) and families to an afternoon of fun & teamwork at The Prison Island in Maidstone.

  • Do you like a challenge?
  • Do you like working in a team?
  • Children – do you think you can beat the adults?
  • Who has both physical & mental skills?

Here is some information about the centre: Prison Island

You can enter as a team of 3 or 4 or if you are coming on your own we will put together a team for you.  Each team competes against one another to see who can solve the most challenges in an hour.  Parents, are you feeling brave enough to take on the children?

The plan for the day is:

  • Saturday, 20th July 2019
  • Prison Island, Maidstone
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm
  • Under 16yrs: £15.00
  • 16yrs & over: £22.50

For those interested we would like to suggest going for some food after.  Please let us know if you are interested in eating after so that we can book a suitable restaurant.

To book your space(s):

  1. e-mail or speak to your Instructor in class
  2. we will only confirm your space(s) once you have paid in full
  3. arrange your own team or let us know if you would like us to sort this
  4. give yourself a team name (if applicable)
  5. Let us know if you would like to come for food after

We have currently reserved only 20 spaces which we predict will go quickly!

Easter week timetable

Posted on: March 27th, 2019 by David Finch
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Please see below our timetable for the Easter weekend.

  • 16th April: no classes in Ashford
  • 17th April: classes as normal in Canterbury
  • 18th April: classes as normal in Staplehurst (Village Centre – holidays times)
  • 19th April: no classes in Maidstone
  • 20th April: classes as normal in Broomfield (no classes on 13th April)
  • 21st April: no classes in Canterbury

All other classes before and after the Easter weekend are as normal.

 

 

STAPLEHURST CLASSES

11th & 18th April: Staplehurst Village Centre (North Hall)

4:00pm – Mighty Matts & Juniors

4:45pm – Seniors

5:30pm – Black Belt class

South-East Championships – CHANGE OF DATE

Posted on: February 20th, 2019 by David Finch
new champs logo

2019 South-East Championships

CHANGE OF DATE & VENUE

Please note that the SE Championships have been moved.  It will now be held on Sunday, 19th May 2019.

NEW VENUE:

  • The Triangle Leisure Centre, Burgess Hill
  • Directions – click here

All categories and times will remain the same.

 

 

NEXT CHAMPIONSHIP TRAINING DATE:

  • Sunday, 17th March
  • 10:00 – 12:00pm
  • Chaucer Technology School, Canterbury
  • £5.00/person

Thursday, 21st Feb – STAPLEHURST

Posted on: February 20th, 2019 by David Finch
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As usual, all classes will run from the Village Centre, North Hall this week (school holidays) at the following times:

  • Mighty Matts & Juniors: 4:00pm
  • Seniors: 4:45pm
  • Black Belt Club: 5:30 – 6:15pm

See you soon

Master Finch

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