Classes are back online only – January timetable

Posted on: January 3rd, 2021 by David Finch

Confirmation of classes – ONLINE ONLY from 5th Jan 2021

Due to the recent Government guidance under Tier 4 all of our classes will resume as normal online.

As we did in November 2020, the online timetable will be exactly the same as our face-to-face timetable using the same Zoom login details as before.

** You do not need to book in for online classes **

We will return to face-to-face classes once we are moved back into tier 3 and the guidance suggests it is safe to do so.  In the meantime, clear the floor space, iron the uniform and bring your energy as we have lots to do!

CLASSES START from Tuesday, 5th January 2021

WHERE IS THE ONLINE TIMETABLE? You can view the timetable (and Zoom login code) on either:

  1. School WhatsApp group
  2. School Facebook page
  3. Members Facebook group page
  4. Logging into this website

How many classes may I attend online in a week?

If your membership allows you to attend 1 x face-to-face class/week = 2 x online classes per week

If your membership allows you to attend 2+ x face-to-face class/week = unlimited online classes per week

 

Happy New Year & Welcome Back

Posted on: January 3rd, 2021 by David Finch
Happy New Year and welcome back to all our wonderful MF Kent families and friends.
A new year is upon us and with the same determination, patience and focus we will ensure 2021 is another success.
2020 was certainly a very challenging year and although the first few months of 2021 may seem uncertain, I am very confident that the next 12-mths will be more positive and even more rewarding than the last.
Whether online or, when the situation permits, face-to-face, myself and the team very much look forward to seeing you all again very soon; helping you all to achieve your goals and taking you through the new and exciting syllabus.
See you soon!
Master Finch

2020 review and best wishes from Master Finch

Posted on: December 23rd, 2020 by David Finch
Last message of 2020 from Master Finch – Click here
Have a wonderful festive time and see you in January!

Master Finch

Timetable reminder:

No classes between 23rd Dec – 4th January 2021 (incl.).

Canterbury Classes – 16th & 19th Dec

Posted on: December 14th, 2020 by David Finch

Canterbury Classes (16th & 19th Dec) – going online

After a thorough review of local infection rates and with more and more of our students being asked by schools to stay at home, I have decided to move all remaining 2020 class for Canterbury to Zoom.

Please note the following:

  • You do not need to book for Zoom classes
  • Class times remain the same
  • You can use the same Zoom code as throughout November

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our part to help keep everyone safe, particularly at this time of year.

For those students who have recently passed a Grading, we will get belts and certificates out to you as soon as we can.

Regards

Master Finch

December & January timetable (Christmas shut-down)

Posted on: December 9th, 2020 by David Finch

December & January Timetable

Face-to-face & Zoom

                                                             Last class of 2020:                        First class of 2021:

 

Canterbury (Wednesdays):                          16th Dec                                                6th Jan

Canterbury (Saturdays):                              19th Dec                                                9th Jan

Aylesford (Fridays):                                       18th Dec                                                8th Jan

Staplehurst (Thursdays):                              17th Dec                                                7th Jan

Ashford (Tuesdays):                                       15th Dec                                                5th Jan

*** There will be no face-to-face classes between 20th Dec ~ 4th Jan inclusive ***

 

Extra Zoom classes (only) for everyone: (same zoom code as for previous classes)

Monday, 21st December              

  • Mighty Matts                    5:00 – 5:30pm
  • Juniors & Adults              5:45 – 6:45pm

 

Tuesday, 22nd December

  • Mighty Matts                    5:00 – 5:30pm
  •  Juniors & Adults             5:45 – 6:45pm

(These are NOT face-to-face classes – Zoom only)

 

PLEASE NOTE…..

We may decide to close face-to-face classes (only) earlier than the dates above if:

– Government advice indicates that we should

– After reviewing local data and advice we feel it is unsafe to do so

If this is the case all classes will run on Zoom as per the normal timetable (except for 21st & 22nd Dec).

Either way, there will be no classes (face-to-face or zoom) between 23rd December & 4th January (incl.).

Grading Registration – deadline (10th Dec)

Posted on: December 8th, 2020 by David Finch
GRADING REGISTRATION – Reminder
Deadline: Thursday, 10th Dec
For all those students who have been invited to grade on Sunday, 13th Dec, please remember to register.
TO REGISTER you just need to read the appropriate files and pay via bank transfer (all details sent to you).
ZOOM – if you would be more comfortable grading via Zoom please let us know and register in the same way. The zoom code will be sent you you shortly.
Deadline for registrations is the end of Thursday, 10th Dec.
Regards
Master Finch

Welcome back (from 2nd December)

Posted on: December 1st, 2020 by David Finch

Classes are back open from Wednesday, 2nd Dec

After careful study of the new tier system across Kent we are delighted to be able to safely open our classes from Wednesday, 2nd December.

Please note the following:

  1. All COVID-Safe procedures will be in place
  2. Students must book in online for each class
  3. Adult students must wear a face mask on arrival / departure
  4. All students must wear suitable footwear (trainers / Martial Arts shoes)
  5. We are unable to welcome spectators
  6. Please stay at home if you have any symptoms / not feeling 100%

We recognise that there are some students and families that are either unable or not quite ready to return to face to face classes and so we will be streaming all classes on Zoom as we have done throughout November.  The Zoom classes will be streamed from the live classes and so will run at the same time.  Please use the same zoom codes as per November’s online timetable.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us (kent@mattfiddes.com)

How to use Zoom

Posted on: November 3rd, 2020 by David Finch
HOW TO USE ZOOM
If you are a little unsure, here is a little guide on how to use Zoom.
For the Zoom classes please remember:
  1. Set up the camera so that we can see as much of the student as possible (not just their head)
  2. Space to move
  3. Change your login ID to: “student name & belt colour”
  4. Keep you microphone on “mute”. If you have a question please wave
  5. Log on in plenty of time (no later than 5-min prior to the start of the class
  6. For the little ones, parents – you may wish to join in or be nearby to help
  7. Enjoy!

Here is a simple guide to using Zoom if you are a little unsure: click here

A Guide For Parents And Students On How To Use Zoom

 

Training in November and the upcoming Gradings

Posted on: November 1st, 2020 by David Finch

Action plan for training and gradings during November

Following on from the Government’s announcement regarding a national lock-down, we will be taking all training and gradings online as we have done before.

With our experience of this we are very confident that all our students will continue to learn and develop over November and we will be back to face-to-face classes on Wednesday, 2nd December.

Here is the update from Master Finch for you to watch: click here

As a summary:

  • Tuesday, 3rd Nov – classes as normal at Ashford Oaks Primary School
  • Wednesday, 4th Nov – classes as normal at Canterbury Primary School
  • Thursday, 5th Nov – classes running on Zoom until December
  • Wednesday, 2nd Dec – classes return to face-to-face

Zoom Class timetable:

  • All online classes will run on the same day & time as our normal timetable
  • This timetable can be found either by logging into this website or on the MF Members Facebook group page

Zoom Classes – important information:

  • Please log on no later than 5-min prior to the start of the class
  • All students are to wear uniforms and belt (as per normal class)
  • Students will need a bottle of water and as much space as possible

15th November Colour-belt Grading:

  • The colour-belt grading on 15th Nov will continue online via Zoom.
  • Same times as currently advertised.
  • Zoom codes will be released once students are registered

15th November Panel Grading:

  • The panel grading on 15th Nov will continue online via Zoom.
  • Same times as currently advertised.
  • Zoom codes will be released once students are registered.
  • This will be for red-stripe & red belts only.
  • For students who are Deputy Black Belt and above, you will have the opportunity to have a face-to-face Panel on Sunday, 13th December.

COVID & Classes update (23rd Sept) – PLEASE READ

Posted on: September 23rd, 2020 by David Finch

STAY CALM – STAY SAFE – CLASSES ARE RUNNING

Following on from yesterday’s government announcement I wanted to just update you all and reassure all parents and students about classes.
 
Class are still running
The recent government announcement (22nd Sept) does allow us to continue our classes as long as we continue to monitor the situation and put into practice our COVID-Safe protocols and guidelines. With your help and patience we will continue to provide fun and safe classes for both Instructors and students
 
1 NEW Addition to our COVID Guidelines – WAITING IN CARS
One of the biggest concerns discussed in the government announcement was the congregation of groups. Therefore, from today (23rd Sept) we will insist on all students and parents to wait in their cars until an Instructors signals for you to come in to class. Parents please stay in your cars. Points to note:
  • all students & parents to wait in cars before & during classes
  • there is to be no spectating through windows until further notice
  • if you do not arrive by car please wait at a safe distance from other people that may be waiting
  • new parents will be allowed to accompany their child / children to the door
  • please ensure children know to use the toilet as they come to class (max. 1 x student per toilet at any one time)
  • at the end of the class please stand by your vehicles so the Instructors can send your chid / children to you
** If parents are found to be congregating together we could be fined or closed down **
 
Reminder for all parents & students
  1. Always book you child / children for every class
  2. Arrive early and ready to start (one of the biggest disruptions to classes is late arrivals)
  3. Bring water
  4. Wear appropriate footwear (no flips-flops / crocks / sandals etc)
  5. If you have symptoms please follow the government guidelines and act appropriately
  6. Students are welcome to wear face masks & gloves during classes should they wish
 
What happens if we go into another full lock-down?
We are prepared and we have a plan. If the worst should happen we will notify you all as soon as possible and go straight into our online programme (all details and timetables will be released at the time). Training and learning will continue. This online programme does include the Grading scheduled for 15th November.
 
Thank you for all of your help and patience as we work through this. Together, we will ensure classes remain safe, challenging and fun.
 
Master Finch

CLICK HERE to access the new complete 2021 curriculum

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