Posts Tagged ‘Canterbury Academy’

Martial Arts at Sheldwich Primary School

Posted on: January 9th, 2018 by David Finch

We are very excited to begin a 6-week programme with Sheldwich Primary School today.  Over the course of the programme we will be teaching years 1 & 3, showing them a variety of fun Martial Arts techniques as well as learning about focus and concentration.

This programme has been funded through the Canterbury School Sports Partnership.

Welcome back

Posted on: January 4th, 2017 by David Finch

Welcome back and Happy New Year to you all. I hope that you had a wonderful time with family & friends and are well-rested.

All MF Kent classes are fully up and running as of today and I am very excited about what 2017 has to offer for you all. Our school club work will commence from Monday, 9th January.

The 2017 diary will be published today in the student login section of this website so please keep and eye out and make note of any dates that may apply.

As usual, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me and I look forward to seeing you all back in class working towards your next goal, whatever they may be.

Best Wishes for 2017

Master Finch

Light up the City – charity walk / run

Posted on: October 12th, 2016 by David Finch

Light Up The City 2016

Saturday, 22nd October 2016

Dane John Gardens, Canterbury

We are delighted to once again be supporting Pilgrims Hospices and their “Light Up The City” event this year.

This is an utterly unique charity event taking in the sights and sounds of Canterbury at night and this will be the 4th year that the MF Kent family have helped and supported this event.  Last year the event raised an amazing £20,500 and I am sure we can improve on that.

You can register by clicking here.

This is open to all members of the family, of any age and you can even take your pet on the walk!

  • 3km Walk
  • 5km Run

So dust off your trainers and find something that glows and come and join this hugely popular and fun event!

See you there!

Master Finch

Student nominated for Sports Award

Posted on: July 24th, 2016 by David Finch

Congratulations to Aryana Anisi from our Canterbury Adult class who was recently nominated for the Unsung Hero Award at the Canterbury Partnership Sports Awards.

Aryana was nominated for her dedication and commitment to Martial Arts.  For 3yrs, Aryana helped at the Blean Primary School Breakfast Martial Arts Club on both Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Whilst she continues her regular training at our Canterbury School, on behalf of the MF Kent Team and the children at Blean Primary School we would like to thank Aryana for all of her help and dedication.

Yr6 Fun at Barham Primary School

Posted on: June 18th, 2016 by David Finch

We were delighted to be invited to teach the Yr6 children of Barham C of E Primary School on Friday as part of their activity day.  This was a special day organised with the Canterbury School Sports Partnership and gave the children and chance to try new and diverse activities such as American Football, water-based netball (not water polo!) and of course Martial Arts.

Well done to all the children and it was wonderful to see everyone tackle all the challenges like a true Black Belt.

Swalecliffe – Thursday, 5th May

Posted on: May 2nd, 2016 by David Finch
Unfortunately, there will be no class on Thursday due to the church being used as a polling station.
Please feel free to come along to any Monday class to make up for it.
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY – class running as normal

MF Kent part of Junior Sport Development Camp: “Making Winners”

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014 by David Finch

The Canterbury Academy is running a pilot project looking at developing talent within sport. The aim of the project is to provide an experience for talented children that will get them thinking, working hard on sports related skills and most importantly having fun in an inspiring environment. The programme is designed to develop the sporting potential of a selected number of young children in the local area. The target age range is for Year 5 pupils (9/10 year olds) and we have selected a group of 28 children to make up the first intake.

The aim is to give these talented 10 year olds an experience that will provide them with some core physical and mental skills that will help them succeed in sport and other walks of life whilst maintaining the fun element that is so important for all of us involved in sport. A key part of the programme will be looking at what it takes to be a winner in sport and to ensure that the children know how to win and lose with dignity. In this day and age of high stakes in sport, some of the traditional values associated with sportsmanship and fair play have become blurred and we will work very hard to have this as a key foundation to the programme.

MF Kent has been selected to provide Martial Arts tuition for the duration of the course to teach the children not only the key physical skills that can be of benefit in all physical activities (balance, flexibility, agility etc) but also the vital mental skills such as self-control, determination, focus & much more.

The Canterbury Academy works with a number of sports clubs, coaches and national governing bodies and this pilot project will aim to bring a whole host of partners together to help inspire some of Canterbury’s future sporting stars.

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