COVID Safe Classes – safety video

Posted on: July 1st, 2020 by David Finch

With the exciting news that we will be returning to face-to-face classes from 8th July (in Herne Bay only initially), we have produced a safety video for all students and families to watch so that they are aware of procedures.

You can watch the video by:

  • Logging in to this website and going to the videos section
  • Go to our YouTube channel; click here
  • Go to our Facebook pages – here is a link to our MF Kent Facebook Page;  click here

For all those students who will be attending the classes in Herne Bay please ensure:

  1. You have watched the safety video
  2. You have read the COVID Safe Lessons document (log into this website or go to one of our Facebook pages)
  3. You have booked in online: click here

See you soon!

Master Finch

8th July onward – NEW FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES

Posted on: June 29th, 2020 by David Finch

Face-to-face classes starting 8th July in Herne Bay

Due to the recent lifting of restrictions we are very pleased to announce the opening of our first face-to-face classes since the COVID-19 lock-down.

As you would imagine, there are some very important safety concerns and procedures that we have put in place to protect both students and instructors.

The face-to-face timetable will start from Wednesday, 8th July and will run as follows:

VENUE: Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Herne Bay

WEDNESDAY:

  • Mighty Matts: 4:30pm
  • Juniors 1: 5:15pm
  • Juniors 2: 6:00pm
  • Adults 1: 6:45pm
  • Adults 2: 7:30pm

SATURDAY:

  • Mighty Matts: 9:00am
  • Juniors 1: 9:45am
  • Juniors 2: 10:30am
  • Adults 1: 11:15am
  • Adults 2: 12:00pm

These classes will be streamed live on our “MF Kent Online Training” Facebook group page.

Important points to note:

  1. Please read the safety guidelines that are available in the login section of this website or on our Facebook group pages or on your school Whatsapp group.
  2. Students must book their space in advance (“Book Appointment” button on the bottom left of this web-page)
  3. Classes are limited to 10 x students maximum
  4. Juniors & Adults have 2 x choices for each day
  5. Students can only book 1 x class per week

We appreciate that there are many students who may not be able to travel for these classes – thank you for your patience.  As soon as we can we will be opening up in your area.  If you can travel you are more than welcome to attend.

See you soon!

Master Finch

NEW Online Timetable & 1-2-1’s (29th June – 3rd July only)

Posted on: June 15th, 2020 by David Finch

PHASE 2: the next step towards a return to face-to-face classes

From 29th June onward we will be running a new timetable for online classes as well as our 1-2-1 sessions.  The new schedule will include Zoom classes 4 x per week (Tuesday – Friday).

This new schedule is designed to help students and families ease back into more of an evening routine, no too dissimilar to our usual class timetable when we are in our venues.

Please note the following:

  1. Students are welcome to attend 1 or more of the Zoom classes per week
  2. There will be no more Facebook live classes on a Saturday morning
  3. There will be no more 1-2-1 sessions after Friday, 26th June (except for those students who currently have 1 x session per week)

This new timetable is available to view:

  • On this website (please log in)
  • The Facebook group page “MF Kent Online Training”
  • All school WhatsApp groups

Please do take the time to read the new timetable and note the new days / times / zoom codes etc.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards

Master Finch

Online Grading – huge success

Posted on: June 15th, 2020 by David Finch

On Saturday, 13th June we held our very first online colour-belt grading due to the COVID-19 challenges we are all facing.

To be able to get all our students up to the level expected has been a huge achievement not only from our Instructing team but also, more importantly, for the amazing students and families that have shown so much dedication and determination to continue.  The success of the day was down to you all!

We are delighted to say that the standard was absolutely exceptional across all age groups.  When training or grading online there really is no hiding place or anyone to refer to and hep.  Students have to find another level of confidence and belief and this came through in abundance.

Belts and certificates are being ordered as we speak and I am very much looking forward to getting those out to all successful students very soon.

The training and learning continues and I will see you all very soon.

Well done!

Master Finch

Online Grading Registration

Posted on: June 3rd, 2020 by David Finch

Online Colour-belt Grading – 13th June 2020

GRADING DAY INFORMATION: Registration
Congratulations to all our students who have been invited to attend the upcoming online Grading on 13th June .
 
Please note there is a small change to the timetable to enable us to assess everyone efficiently and with quality assessment time:
Mighty Matts
9:30am
Juniors & Adults:
White – Orange belts: 10:15am
Green belts & above: 11:15am
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT:
To register for the Grading you must:
  1. Read & understand the online grading guidelines
  2. Read the “COLOUR-BELT APPLICATION FORM – ONLINE” (found in the Files section of the Facebook page or by logging into this website)
  3. Make payment online using the following as a reference: Student name_Belt
  4. Payment must be received no later than Thursday, 11th June 2020 (you will not be able to attend if you have not paid online in time)
  5. Once we have received payment confirmation you will receive the login details via text.
  6. Have your Grading Book ready to show on the day
ALL DOCUMENTS & INFO CA BE FOUND ON THE “MF KENT ONLINE TRAINING” FACEBOOK PAGE.
Payment details are on the application form (you do not need to worry about printing this off).
Any questions please contact me and I look forward to seeing you all do your very best!
Master Finch

Online Colour-belt Grading: 13th June 2020

Posted on: May 19th, 2020 by David Finch

ONLINE GRADING: 13th June 2020

We are very excited to announce our first ever online grading for coloured belts.  During this extraordinary period our students have continued to train extremely hard and have demonstrated many times over the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes required to be given this opportunity.

Saturday, 13th June 2020 (Zoom)

  • Mighty Matts: 9:30am
  • Junior & Adult white – orange belt: 10:15am
  • Junior & Adult green – blue belt: 11:00am
  • Payment will need to be made online (details & application forms will be available very soon)
  • Once payment has been received, families will receive e-mail confirmation plus the zoom code for the Grading

All students who we feel are ready to take this opportunity will be contacted directly by the MF Kent team.  This opportunity is available for all current students whether they were black tagged prior to lock-down or not.  That being said, if you or your child were awarded a black tag prior to lock-down, it is vital that we see them training live (either 1-2-1 or via a zoom class) so that we can check their levels.

If we have not seen a student live in any way over this lock-down period, unfortunately, we will be unable to put them forward for the grading as we would not have been able to asses their level, even if they have been training at home.

There is still time to work hard and improve so keep training, take the opportunities that are being made available to learn and we will see you in class online.

Guidelines for online the grading:

It is very important that all parents / guardians / students read and understand the online grading guidelines we have issued for this upcoming event.  These can be found:

  • Logging into this website, or
  • MF Kent Online Training Facebook group page

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me (kent@mattfiddes.com / 07980 308952).

Master Finch

Update from Master Finch – online Grading & phased return

Posted on: May 18th, 2020 by David Finch

Sunday, 17th May – live update with Master Finch

Please click here to watch an update from Master Finch on YouTube.

Amongst other topics the following areas were covered:

  • Online colour-belt Grading booked for Saturday, 13th June
  • Phased return to classes over May, June & July

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thursday, 21st May – ZOOM CLASSES

Posted on: May 14th, 2020 by David Finch
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Thursday, 21st May – ALL CLASSES ON ZOOM

To keep a close eye on how everyone is doing we will be running all classes via ZOOM on Thursday, 21st May. This is a trial and if it goes well we will keep to this timetable just for Thursdays.  All other classes and training are running as usual.

PLEASE IGNORE THE CURRENT TIMETABLE FOR THIS DATE (21st May).

 

 

 

 

Here is the new timetable (for 21st May):

  • MIGHTY MATTS – 4:30pm
  • JUNIORS & ADULTS:
  • WHITE – ORANGE BELT – 5:00pm
  • GREEN – BROWN-STRIPE – 5:30pm
  • BLUE – DEPUTY-BLACK – 6:00pm
  • 1st DAN & ABOVE – 6:30pm

You will need to download the ZOOM APP (free) and enter the meeting ID and Password when required.  Meeting ID’s and Passwords have been posted in the MF Kent Online Training Facebook group page as well as in the school / location WhatsApp Groups.

Any problems please contact me.

Master Finch

How to contact your Instructor

Posted on: April 21st, 2020 by David Finch
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Old contact number no longer in use:

After today (Tuesday, 21st April) the following contact number will no longer be in use: +447786200518

 

If you would like to contact us directly please use the following contact details:

  • Telephone: 07980 308952
  • E-mail: kent@mattfiddes.com

 

 

 

 

There are other ways in which you can get in touch if it is not urgent:

  • MF Kent website enquiry page
  • Facebook pages
  • Instagram account
  • 0800 0350062

Many thanks

Master Finch

Red Tag Challenge

Posted on: April 20th, 2020 by David Finch
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MIGHTY MATTS & JUNIORS

Red Tag Challenge

During these uncertain and sometimes worrying times it is important that we stick to what we now is right and continue to demonstrate the attitudes of a Black Belt.

The challenge is simple – demonstrate your wonderful Black Belt attribute and earn your Red Tag.

We would like to challenge all our Mighty Matt & Juniors students to earn their RED TAG in the next 3-weeks.  Whether you are Grading or not, we can still learn what it is to be a Black Belt.

  • Download your philosophy / homework sheets (either from this website of the MF Kent Online Training Facebook page)
  • Mighty Matts are to download: “Being Brave”
  • Juniors are to download the philosophy for their belt (the belt they are currently on)
  • Learn the philosophy and put it into practice
  • Send us evidence of you understanding your philosophy and you will earn your RED TAG online and then we will present you with it when we return a normal
  • If you have already earned your RED TAG then this is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate even more wonderful examples

I have explained the importance of the RED TAG in a video on the MF Kent Online Training Facebook page.

Any questions please do ask – who is ready for the challenge?

Master Finch

 

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