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New school opening in Ashford – January, 2017

Posted on: December 14th, 2016 by David Finch

We are delighted to announce the opening of a brand new school in Ashford, Kent.  As part of our MF Kent family we are delighted to be teaching from Ashford Oaks Primary School who are also very excited.  As part of this we will be working very closely with the school to share the benefits of Martial Arts within the community.

At this location we will be teaching every Tuesday:

Mighty Matts (3-6yrs): 5:00pm

Family (7yrs+): 5:45pm

There will be an OPEN EVENING on Tuesday, 10th January and we hope as many of you as possible will be able to join us for our launch night.

Grading Day a huge success

Posted on: October 3rd, 2016 by David Finch

Sunday, 2nd October saw over 70 of our MF Kent family test for their new belts and for some, achieve a huge goal of becoming a Black Belt.

We were honoured to have Master James visit to run all of our Gradings from little Mighty Matts nervously taking their first Grading to experienced adults testing for their Black Belt.  His feedback was extremely positive and included high praise for our Panel Grade students.

Well done to everyone single student who took part.  You have thoroughly earned your new belts and I cannot wait to present them to you.  Also, a huge thank you to the MF Kent Team of Instructors, Junior Instructors and parents who helped ensure the day ran so smoothly.

I will announce exactly when new belts and certificates will be presented but we are aiming for Monday, 10th October onward for colour-belts, red-stripes and red belts.

Amongst the many successes I would like to announce the promotion of the following new belts:

Red Belt

  • Millie-Rose Hinder
  • Isabel Charter
  • Jack Seal
  • Charlie O’Halloran
  • Thomas Lower
  • Zakariya Mughal
  • Joshua Boon
  • Kevan Pussella
  • Samuel Parkin
  • Tristan Pagden
  • Harry Loeffler
  • Isabella Loeffler

Deputy Black Belt

  • Allison Bridges

1st Degree Black Belt

  • Nick Chivers
  • Rebecca Matthews
  • Kiren Santhosh
  • Milen Santosh
  • Harry Milton
  • Charlie Charter

2nd Degree Black Belt

  • Milo Baker

Congratulations to you all – I am very proud of everyone.

Master Finch

Sunday, 2nd Oct – Canterbury & Chilham Classes

Posted on: September 20th, 2016 by David Finch


Canterbury & Chilham Classes

Due to the Gradings held on this day there will be no classes in Canterbury & Chilham on Sunday, 2nd October 2016.  Please feel free to attend other classes to make up for the time.

Our Wednesday schedule in Canterbury is as follows:

  • Mighty Matts: 6:00pm
  • Juniors: 6:45pm
  • Adults: 7:30pm

Tag-testing starts now!

Posted on: September 12th, 2016 by David Finch

Grading Day: Sunday, 2nd October 2016 

From this week onward we will be looking even closer within each school and starting the process of “Tag-Testing” those students who we feel are ready to move up to the next level.

For those students successfully tagged (this will continue up to the end of September so please do not worry if you / your child does not receive a tag straight away) you will also receive a letter outlining the details of the day and what each student needs to bring.

There are login details and the website address on this letter for you to use to download the appropriate forms.

Tag-Testing will commence for both our Colour-belts (White – Blue incl.) as well as our Panel Students (Red-Stripe and above).

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to your Instructor.

Welcome back

Posted on: August 23rd, 2016 by David Finch

On behalf of the MF Kent Team we hope you have all had a wonderful summer and are making the most of this beautiful weather.

We have now all rested and are eager to return to teaching and working with you all to achieve even more exciting things this year.  All of our classes return to normal from today so be sure to bring lots of energy and smiles! (please note that our Staplehurst & Reculver Schools will remain on their holiday timetables until the start of the school term).

See you all soon!


Staplehurst Summer Classes

Posted on: July 26th, 2016 by David Finch

As we are now into the Summer Holidays we revert to our usual holiday timetable for all Staplehurst classes:

Staplehurst Village Centre (North Hall)

  • Mighty Matts & Juiors – 4:00pm
  • Adults – 4:45pm
  • Weapons – 5:30pm

This timetable will continue through the summer break except for Thursday, 18th August.  There will be no class on this date due to our annual shut-down.

See you all soon.

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.

Staplehurst Primary Summer Fete – 9th July

Posted on: July 7th, 2016 by David Finch

We are delighted to be attending this year’s Staplehurst Primary School Summer Fete being held at the Staplehurst Primary School, 9th July 2016 – 1:00 ~ 4:00pm.

We will have a stall and have 2 demonstration slots for you all to show your wonderful skills and focus:

  • 1:30pm
  • 3:30pm

Do come along and say “hi!” and bring along your Martial Arts uniform to join in the mini-classes we will be holding.  All family and friends welcome to join in the fun!

Olympic Legacy continues at Hernhill Primary

Posted on: June 10th, 2016 by David Finch

Thursday, 9th June saw the MF Kent Team continue their work within the community with a fun day of Martial Arts PE lessons at Hernhill CofE Primary School.

This day was part of the Charles Harris Olympic Legacy Programme, set-up to provide opportunities to young children across the region that they otherwise would not have experienced.

We were extremely impressed with the amazing attitude, energy, concentration and manners displayed by all the children – a true credit to the school.

As well as lots of fun-filled exercise and Martial Arts, we focused on Concentration for years 2-5 and Having a Black Belt Attitude for year 6.

Well done to everyone involved and we hope to visit again in the new academic year.

Staplehurst Classes – Thur, 2nd June

Posted on: May 31st, 2016 by David Finch

Due to the school holidays our classes will run as follows on Thursday, 2nd June 2016:

Staplehurst Village Centre (North Hall)

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

See you all soon!

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