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NEW Shop – now live!

Posted on: April 6th, 2021 by David Finch

NEW MF Kent Shop – now live!

20% off until 19th April(Enter “Easter21” at checkout)

We now have our own shop to make things much easier for you to see and purchase new items. On here you will be able to find:

  • Uniforms
  • Sparring Kit
  • MF Clothing
  • Training equipment
  • Online DVD’s & syllabus
  • & more

We will be publishing more things over time and if there is anything specific you would like to see added do let us know.We will give out any ordered kit in class which will save you postage & packaging.To go to the shop you can either:

  1. Go to our website and scroll down – click on the shop image
  2. Click on this link: https://mfkent-shop.mymawebsite.com/

Remember – 20% off everything until 19th April!

Weekly Update from Master Finch (29th March)

Posted on: March 29th, 2021 by David Finch

As we reach the end of March we can all be thankful that there is a huge light at the end of this long tunnel and we will be able to see each other, face-to-face, very soon.


Here are a few things from last week and a look ahead……

Extremely high standard of Grading:

Well done to all of those who took part in the online Grading on Sunday. Lots of hard work went into that day and your commitment, dedication and skill really showed. We cannot wait to give out new belts and certificates in 2-weeks when we return to class.


For those who did not grade, you can be extremely proud of yourselves for your focus and progress, especially over the last month.


Those who are looking at Panel Gradings (red-stripes and above) – your training will really step up in intensity as we head towards 2nd May.

Lots to look forward to……

As you know, we will be returning to face to face classes from 12th April onward. Please be sure to:

  • Book your space online every week
  • Trainers / plimsoles / martial arts shoes ONLY
  • Please stay in cars until called into class
  • Students of secondary school age & above must wear a face mask in communal areas
  • Please be sure to read the COVID-Safe procedures for your location

Easter Weekend

There are no classes on the following days;

  • Friday, 2nd April
  • Saturday, 3rd April
  • Tuesday, 6th April

We have come so far this year and no doubt you are all as excited about returning to classes as we are. Just remember – book your space(s) online.

See you soon!

Master Finch

Easter Holiday classes

Posted on: March 24th, 2021 by David Finch

Easter Holidays – class timetable


During the Easter school holidays our classes will run as normal with the exception of:

  • Friday, 2nd – no classes
  • Saturday, 3rd – no classes
  • Tuesday, 6th – no classes
  • Wednesday, 7th – 10th – classes online
  • Tuesday, 13th – face to face classes resume



Saturday, 3rd – no classes

Tuesday, 6th – no classes

Wednesday, 7th – 10th – classes online

Tuesday, 13th – face to face classes resume

Safeguarding Code Award

Posted on: March 18th, 2021 by MFKent

MF Kent has been awarded the “Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts”.

Achieving the Safeguarding Code, demonstrates our commitment to upholding our duty-of-care to the community and young people and recognises us as a martial arts provider that has reached and effectively maintained good safeguarding standards.


Developed in consultation with Sport England, representatives from martial arts governing bodies, and leading safeguarding experts, the Code is funded by the National Lottery and was launched by the Sports Minister in 2018.

Face-to-face classes – book your space

Posted on: March 3rd, 2021 by David Finch

Booking your space for FACE-TO-FACE classes

When we return to face-to-face classes all students will need to book their space(s) online.

Please be sure to do this for every child and for every lesson – this is so important to ensure we keep all students and staff safe under our COVID-Safe guidelines.

How to book your space(s)

  • Go to our website
  • Scroll down and click on the GREY “Book Appointment” button
  • Select your location and class

Colour-belt Grading Info – 28th March 2021

Posted on: February 24th, 2021 by David Finch

We are very excited to announce the details for the first Grading day of 2021. After a long and, at times, challenging lock-down, we are so pleased to be able to offer our students the opportunity to show their skills after working so hard online.

Will I / my little one be Grading?

If we feel it is the right time we will invite you / your little one to the Grading via text message. This message will detail where to find all the information needed.

How do we confirm our place?

Your space is confirmed by paying online. By paying online you are acknowledging that you have read and understood all the paperwork.

Where do we find the information?

All the files that you need to read can be found:

  1. Logging in to this website
  2. In the “Files” section of our members Facebook Group – click here

How do we pay for the Grading?

Payment for the Grading is made online – details of which are on the paperwork. We will confirm receipt of payment via text which will include the Zoom password and details.

Is the Grading online?

Yes, we will send you the password etc upon receipt of payment.

How can we practice to prepare for the Grading?

If you would like to know exactly what to practice do get in touch (kent@mattfiddes.com). You can also purchase the complete syllabus in video format which shows all the skills and drills for each belt:

Extra February half-term sessions (Juniors & Mighty Matts)

Posted on: February 9th, 2021 by David Finch

There are some extra classes for our younger students to take part in (in addition to normal classes) during the school half term.

Thank you to our Instructor Team for volunteering their time to put on something extra.

The extra timetable can be viewed:

  • Our members only Facebook group
  • Your school WhatsApp group
  • Logging in to this website

Please note:

  1. You do not need to book
  2. These classes are in addition to normal classes
  3. Full uniform and belt (as normal)
  4. Drink and space (as normal)
  5. Log on in plenty of time
  6. Same log-in details as classes
  7. Please read the timetable

February 100k Challenge

Posted on: February 1st, 2021 by David Finch

GOAL

  • To complete 100,000 kicks before 10pm on 28th February 2021 as a team

WHO CAN TAKE PART?

  • This is open to all students and families – the more the merrier

HOW DO WE REGISTER?

  • To take part simply send the names of everyone taking part to Master Finch (07980308952 or kent@mattfiddes.com).  If you are taking part as a family please send your family name (you can give yourself a team name if you wish!)

HOW DO WE RECORD THE KICKS?

  • All kicks must be performed either on a pad / cushion
  • All kicks must be at least waist height
  • You must put your foot on the ground after each kick
  • You can perform any kick you wish
  • You add both your left and right leg together for everyone taking part
  • Kicks that are performed in our Martial Arts classes do not count towards the total
  • Text or e-mail your daily total to Master Finch

HOW DO WE KNOW THE TOTAL?

  • Each day we will post online (Facebook) the running total and who has the highest individual / family total. 

PRIZE FOR THE HIGHEST TOTAL…

  • There is a prize for the individual or family who record the highest number of kicks

Junior Black Belt Bingo Challenge

Posted on: January 25th, 2021 by David Finch

You can now download the Junior Black Belt Bingo Challenge either by logging in to this website or from the members only Facebook group.

Don’t forget to share how you get on and inspire others!

“Super hero” work sheet for Mighty Matts (3-6yrs)

Posted on: January 17th, 2021 by David Finch

We have now uploaded a fun work sheet for our Mighty Matts (3-6yrs) to show that they can be a “Super Hero” at home.

Have lots of fun as a family doing this and let us know how you get on.

The work sheet can be found:

  • By logging in to this website
  • The Facebook group for our members

NEW MF Kent Shop - click here

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