Friday, 2nd July – AYLESFORD CLASSES

Posted on: July 2nd, 2021 by David Finch

Due to the larger hall being used for blood donations all classes will be in the smaller CARMEN HALL (same times).


Look out for our flag and noticeboard.
See you soon.

Master Finch

NEW Grading Date

Posted on: July 2nd, 2021 by David Finch

We have added an additional grading date for those students who were very close to being ready for the previous grading and for some of our newest members:

18th July 2021 – Canterbury

When we feel a student is ready we will “tag” them and send parents a text message with all the details needed to register. All the paperwork needed is available on:

  • The Facebook Group (“files”)
  • By logging in to our website

Please be sure to read all the paperwork fully – by paying online you are confirming that you have read everything.

Grading Registration Reminder

Posted on: June 21st, 2021 by David Finch

For those students who have received a black tag the deadline for registering is: Thursday, 24th June.
You register by:

  1. Reading all the necessary documents
  2. Paying online (via the shop)
  • If your child has a black tag on their belt but you have not yet received a text with information please contact me directly.

See you soon

Master Finch

COVID Update – 15th June

Posted on: June 15th, 2021 by David Finch

Following the Government’s announcement that COVID restrictions will remain in place I wanted to take this opportunity to confirm with you all that our classes will continue as they have been. We will continue to have our COVID-Safe policy in place but there will be no changes. This means that:

  • Parents – please continue to book you child / children in for every class
  • We are still unable to welcome spectators in to the classes
  • All students must continue to wear trainers / Martial Arts shoes / plymsoles (no crocks!)
  • We will continue to use hand sanitiser before, during and after the classes as well as all our other cleaning schedules
  • If you have any concerns about these please do let us know

GRADING UPDATE (27th June) – change of times

Our Grading will remain in place as planned under COVID-Safe protocols however we may need to change some of the times. If so we will be in touch with those affected directly with the new times. Please continue to book in for the Grading if your child / children have been tagged. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Master Finch

PS – don’t forget to book you child / children in for class EVERY week

“International Master Class” – Black Belt Training

Posted on: June 14th, 2021 by David Finch

IMC – “International Master Class”

~ 5hrs of Black Belt Training ~

We are very excited to tell you about some new BLACK BELT ONLY national training events. These are unique training events for all student and Instructors who are 1st Degree & above from all over the UK and Australia. At these events you will get the chance to train with the best and highest ranked students and Instructors and learn from some of the most qualified people in their field.

AIM:

1. To create a Black Belt community across the globe

2. To improve the learning and understanding of all Black Belts

3. To offer a new and challenging pathway for all Black Belts

4. To be a constant reminder to us all that we are all students5. To share and experience some of the best Instructors the Martial Arts community has to offer.

The following dates have been booked (spaces are limited):

  • 19th September (Swindon) – 50 spaces
  • 27th November (Warrington) – 28 spaces

More events for 2022 will be released soon!

COST:

  • 1 x student: £49.00 (£69 if booked less than 1-week before event)
  • Family membership: +£30.00 per person

To pay for your space(s) simply:

  1. Go to our online shop: www.mattfiddeskent.com
  2. Select “IMC”
  3. Choose your event
  4. Once you have paid you will be sent a link to book your space

You will also be able to purchase some exclusive IMC clothing.

If you have any questions do let me know and remember, if you are a 1st Degree Black Belt & above – the IMC is for you!

Master Finch

Tag testing starts 8th June

Posted on: June 8th, 2021 by David Finch

We will be starting tag-testing for our Grading day on 27th June. This is for all belts and ages across our schools.

If we feel that a student is ready to be tested we will put a Black Tag on their belt and send parents a text message with all the details they need to register. All of the files and information are available to download from our website and Facebook group.

There is still plenty of time so practice, practice, practice!

See you soon

Master Finch

Aylesford classes – change of hall

Posted on: May 21st, 2021 by David Finch

We are very excited to be able to move in to the larger hall at Ditton Community Centre from today (21st May) – The Oaken Hall. All class times will remain the same.

Entry is down the left-hand side of the main building (look out for the MF Kent flag) and in through the glass doors. We will meet you there.

Collection of children is on the opposite side of the building, just a little further down from where they would normally exit.

This also means that, when restrictions are lifted, we will have lots of space to welcome parents and family spectators.

This is a very exciting step for the school and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued and amazing support, particularly over the last 14-mths.

See you soon

Master Finch

12th May – Canterbury Class

Posted on: May 12th, 2021 by David Finch

All classes today will be held in the main secondary school (normal times) and not the primary school. Please park on the left as you drive in to the main campus, opposite the reception doors (up the stairs).

All the usual COVID-Safe procedures will remain in place noticeably:

  • Booking for class is essential
  • Please wait outside / in cars until called in
  • Hand sanitiser upon entry and exit
  • Face masks for students of secondary school age and above (communal areas)

2021 Grading Dates

Posted on: May 11th, 2021 by David Finch

We are delighted to be able to announce the following dates for 2021 – further details will be released soon and we will let you know nearer the time if your child has is going to be invited to attend:

Colour-belt Gradings (white – blue belts):

27th June

26th September

5th December

Panel Gradings (red-stripe & above):

27th June

26th Sept

All gradings will be held at The Canterbury Primary School, Canterbury.

Canterbury Classes – 14th April

Posted on: April 14th, 2021 by David Finch


Just for today, all of our classes will run from a different hall than usual (same times). All classes will run from:

The Canterbury Academy – main school site (see map)

(NOT the Primary School)

You can park anywhere on the left as you drive in and then entry is through the main reception doors up the stairs. You should see a big MF Kent flag.

  • Please wait outside until we call you in
  • Normal COVID-Safe procedures in place


We are really looking forward to seeing you all so please be sure to:

  • Book your space online
  • Arrive early
  • Wear trainers / Martial Arts shoes / plimsoles
  • Bring water
  • Big smiles and lots of energy

NEW MF Kent Shop - click here

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