Easter Holiday Classes

Posted on: March 30th, 2022 by David Finch

With some children already on their Easter break and others starting next week, here is our Easter timetable:


  • Friday, 15th April (Aylesford)
  • Saturday, 16th April (Canterbury)

All other classes are running as normal through the school holidays.


Sunday, 3rd April (10:00-12:00pm)

Sunday, 10th April (10:00-12:00pm)

Sunday, 1st May (10:00-12:00pm)



4th April – 6th April (Canterbury)

10:00 – 1:00pm

6yrs – 12yrs – BOOK HERE

Championship Training

Posted on: March 28th, 2022 by David Finch

In preparation for the upcoming South-East Championships we will be running extra team training as well as giving students championship training in every class.

It is important that you let us know if you plan to take part in the championships so that we can dedicate the appropriate class time. Click here to register for the championships.


  • Sunday, 3rd April
  • Sunday, 10th April
  • Sunday, 1st May


The Canterbury Primary School – map


£5.00 per student per session



South East Championships – 8th May

Posted on: March 23rd, 2022 by David Finch

After such a challenging past 2yrs we are very excited to start preparing for the upcoming South East Championships in Burgess Hill on Sunday, 8th May 2022.


This tournament is a really exciting day for the whole family and there is something for everyone. Students of all ages can compete in the following categories:

  • Hand-drills
  • Forms (individual & pairs)
  • Kick-boxing drill
  • 5-Kick combo (Mighty Matts)
  • 10-kick combo (Juniors & Adults)
  • Sparring

To find out more details please speak to one of the team or visit this website – you can also book your space(s) – CLICK HERE

Watch out for any championship training we will be running and be sure to step forward and be part of the MF Kent Team.

Easter Martial Arts Camp

Posted on: March 21st, 2022 by David Finch

Martial Arts Holiday Camp for students aged 6 – 12yrs

  • Monday, 4th April
  • Tuesday, 5th April
  • Wednesday, 6th April

Come and join us for a fun-filled morning of Martial Arts and lots of other fun games and activities all led by Miss Emily Calder (3rd Dan) & team.  This camp is open to all children aged from 6yrs to 12yrs and families can pick 1, 2 or 3 days.

The days will consist of lots of fun drills which will improve your overall knowledge of martial arts, Self Defence, Sparring and Black Belt Techniques at you own pace

Most importantly it will be filled with lots of fun activities and will help improve your overall fitness and techniques

Deadline for registration: 1st April 2022

Check in each day at 9.30

Martial Arts Camp 10 to 1pm

To book your space(s): click here

Deadline for Grading registration

Posted on: February 21st, 2022 by David Finch

The deadline to register for the upcoming grading on 13th March 2022 is:

  • 10th March 2022

To register (for those students who have been awarded a black tag) please go to our online shop and select “Gradings” or CLICK HERE.

Grading Day (13th March): Change of venue

Posted on: February 1st, 2022 by David Finch

The Grading booked for Sunday, 13th March 2022 has been moved to a more suitable venue.

The new venue is:

Ditton Community Centre, Kiln Barn Road, Aylesford, ME20 6AHmap

All grading times remain the same:

  • Mighty Matts: 9:30am
  • Juniors & Adults: 10:45am
  • Panel Grading: 1:00pm

2022 MF Kent Diary

Posted on: January 31st, 2022 by David Finch

The 2022 MF Kent diary is now available to view from:

  • Logging in to this website
  • “Files” section of our closed Facebook group page

The diary includes dates for:

  • Gradings
  • Tournaments
  • Junior Instructor courses
  • Black Belt training
  • School closures
  • etc

Grading Date & Details

Posted on: January 26th, 2022 by David Finch

We have now updated all of the information needed for the upcoming grading day on Sunday, 13th March 2022. Files and details can be found:

  • Logging in to this website
  • “Files” section of our student Facebook group page – click here

We will start TAG-TESTING from the beginning of February so there is plenty of time to practice.

Students invited to the grading will be awarded a BLACK TAG.

To achieve anything in life takes dedication and commitment – therefore, we strongly recommend students do a little practice at home in between classes.

Students must be able to:

  • Remember all of their skills and drills
  • Be able to PERFORM all of their skills and drills with confidence

If you would like a little help to practice then be sure to purchase the online syllabus; a complete video guide of every skill and drill – available from our online shop (CLICK HERE).

Black Belt training – 13th February 2022

Posted on: January 7th, 2022 by David Finch

Here are the details for the next International Masterclass (IMC) – a day of Black Belt training specifically for Black Belts:

Date:                     Sunday, 13th February 2022

Venue:                 High Wycombe Judo Centre

Who for:              ALL Black Belts of all ages, abilities and experiences

Tickets:                Maximum capacity 50

To book:              CLICK HERE or go to the Matt Fiddes website and click on the IMC Tab

Cost:                      £49.00 (students)             –              up to 5th February 2022

                                £69.00 (students)             –              after 5th February 2022

                                Family discounts available

Welcome Back & Happy New Year

Posted on: January 4th, 2022 by David Finch

Happy New Year to all of our students, families and friends!
I do hope that, after all the craziness that was 2021, you were all able to sit back, switch off and relax with families and loved ones over the festive period. It is easy to forget to take a moment or two to reflect and appreciate what has been achieved and how far you have come in 12-mths.
So here we are again, ready and eager to start a new year with you all and we cannot wait!

All classes are back from this week (Tuesday, 4th January onward) with the usual times.

We will continue to have all the usual COVID safety measures in place as we did prior to the Christmas break and should anything change I will let you know asap. That being said, I would strongly encourage all Junior & Adult students to bring along / purchase their own MF sparring gloves or focus pads so that there is no sharing or equipment during classes (all equipment is cleaned before and after for your safety in any case) – for more information please speak to your Instructor or e-mail me: kent@mattfiddes.com.

There is lots to achieve, learn and be a part of this year so let’s get to it!
See you soon.

Master Finch & the MF Kent Team

NEW MF Kent Shop - click here


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