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Canterbury – 4th & 8th April

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018 by David Finch

Canterbury classes; 4th & 8th April 2018

All classes on these dates will be held at Simon Langton Girls School at the normal times.  We will be back in the boys school from 15th April.

There is plenty of parking in the school and entry is through the main school reception doors.  Please allow a little extra time if you are unfamiliar with the location.

Congratulations – belt presentations

Posted on: March 27th, 2018 by David Finch

A huge well done to every student who attended the recent Grading day on Sunday in Canterbury.  The entire day had such a positive and energetic atmosphere and it was wonderful to see so many amazing performances.  It was clear to see that you all worked so hard and deserve your rewards.

Grandmaster Murphy was very impressed with you all, especially our little Mighty Matts and is very much looking forward to returning later on this year.

I would like to also say a big thank you to the MF Kent family who gave up so much time to help on the day and this includes all you wonderful parents too – thank you for the day and for your continued support.

To give us time to get all the belts and certificates together we will be making belt presentations in class from Tuesday, 3rd April onward.

Congratulations to you all and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Master Finch

PS – South-East Championships; 29th April (Horley Leisure Centre) – BE PART OF THE MF KENT TEAM!

Easter weekend

Posted on: March 23rd, 2018 by David Finch


30th March – 1st April

There will be no classes running over the Easter weekend.

  • Friday, 30th – no classes in Maidstone
  • Saturday, 31st March – no classes in Herne
  • Sunday, 1st April – no classes in Canterbury

All other classes will run as normal over the Easter school holidays.


As usual, all classes in Staplehurst will run from the Village Centre (North Hall) on 5th & 12th April at the following times;

  • Mighty Matts & Juniors: 4:00pm
  • Seniors: 4:45pm

Tag-testing starts now!

Posted on: March 5th, 2018 by David Finch

Colourbelt Grading & Panel Grading

Sunday, 25th March 2018

Simon Langton Boys School, Canterbury

This week we will be starting the process of tag-testing in preparation for the first Grading day of 2018.  This is the start of tag-testing so please do not be worried if you or your child are not tagged straight away.  We have just under 3 weeks to sharpen things up.



As always, if a student is ready they will receive:

  • Black tag
  • Grading letter

To earn a black tag students will not only be required to remember their techniques and drills but “perform them” as well as demonstrating the correct attitude.  If a student is not quite ready that is ok.  There are plenty of other opportunities through the year. Please remember, all students progress at different speeds and there is no rush.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Master Finch

Master Fiddes to visit Kent

Posted on: February 5th, 2018 by David Finch

Master Fiddes VII Dan

Simon Langton Boys School, Canterbury

Sunday, 4th March 2018

We are very excited to announce that Master Fiddes (7th Dan), Head of the Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Organisation, will be visiting Kent on Sunday, 4th March 2018.

Due to the popular nature of such a visit we have had to pick a single, large location.  If it was possible, he would love to visit each location individually.




All students are welcome to come along, have a class and meet Master Fiddes.  The schedule will be as follows:

  • Mighty Matts: 4:30pm
  • Juniors & Adults: 5:30pm

More details will follow shortly.

2017 International Championships

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 by David Finch

2017 International Championships

Saturday, 4th November

Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon

It is that time of year again when all the best competitors from the MF family come together to compete for the title of “British Champion”.  This year is extra special because, as well as students from across the UK and Scotland, we welcome our cousins from Australia making this tournament the 2017 International Championships.


We will be training for this in every sessions and so if you would like to be part of the MF Kent Team please speak to your Instructor.  You can compete in:




  • Mighty Matt (3-6yrs) Hand-drills
  • Mighty Matts (3-6yrs) Kick-Boxing Drill (Brown-stripes and above only)
  • Mighty Matt (3-6yrs) Wavemaster
  • Hand-drills
  • Kick-boxing drill
  • Sparring
  • Forms (individual, pairs & Instructor categories)
  • Extreme kicking

This is a really exciting family day out and students will take so many positives from it so come and speak to us and be part of team MF Kent!

To enter simply click here



Posted on: August 29th, 2017 by David Finch


I hope you have had a wonderful summer break and enjoyed lots of fun family time.

From today we are now back and running as normal* and very much look forward to seeing you all back in class, working towards some exciting goals.

*Staplehurst School – we are still in the Village Centre (North Hall) on Thursday, 31st Aug and back at the Primary School on Thursday, 7th September at our normal class times.




For your diary:

  • 24th September – Colourbelt & Panel Gradings (Maidstone)
  • 4th November – MF Championships (Swindon)
  • 10th December – Colourbelt & Panel Gradings (Maidstone)

See you soon

Master Finch

Day of P.E. at Hernhill Primary

Posted on: April 25th, 2017 by David Finch

On Monday, 24th April we were invited to spend a day at Hernhill Church of England Primary School to deliver a day of Martial Arts P.E. lessons.

We taught 5 lessons for years 2-6 and what a fun time we had.  All the children were incredibly focused and well behaved and really got stuck in!  Lots of kicking, balance and learning about what it takes to be a champion in life.

Thank you to everyone involved and well done to all of the wonderful children.

March Grading – tag-testing

Posted on: February 27th, 2017 by David Finch

Tag-testing commencing Monday, 27th February onwards

The first Grading day of 2017 is fast upon us and I am so excited to see you all work so hard towards your next goal, whatever that may be.

The first Grading for 2017 is:





Sunday, 19th March 2017 (Simon Langton Boys School, Canterbury)

  • Mighty Matts: 0930hrs
  • Juniors & Adults: 1015hrs
  • Panel Grading (Red-Stripe & above): 1200hrs

If you have been awarded your black tag you will also be given a letter explaining what you need to do next.  If you have not been awarded your black tag you have no need to worry.  There is no rush and everyone progresses at different speeds.

School Half-Term – classes as normal

Posted on: February 13th, 2017 by David Finch

Just a reminder that all of our classes will be running as normal with the exception of our Staplehurst School (please see below).

With the first Grading of 2017 looming it is important to train consistently and with the same effort and energy.


Staplehurst Village Centre, North Hall

  • Mighty Matts & Juniors: 4:00 – 4:45pm
  • Seniors: 4:45 – 5:30pm

See you soon

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Huge Success at South-East Championships. More »

Jubilee Weekend - no classes. More »

Canterbury classes (9th April). More »

Easter Holiday Classes. More »

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