Posts Tagged ‘Leadership’

Championship training – 17th March

Posted on: March 13th, 2019 by David Finch

The next Championship training session is fast approaching.  Here are the details as a reminder:

  • Sunday, 17th March
  • 10:00 – 12:00pm
  • Chaucer Technology School, Canterbury
  • £5.00 per person

See you soon – South East Championship; 19th May 2019

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

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.

Father and son running for Cancer Research

Posted on: June 6th, 2017 by David Finch

On Sunday, 2nd July one of our adult Black Belts, Saom, and his father Amir, will be taking part in Man on the Run; a wonderful 5k run raising much needed funds and awareness for male cancer research.

This is such a fantastic cause and challenge – one which we know you will both triumph in.

Good-luck to you both and let’s all help them hit their fundraising target.

To sponsor them please click here to go to their Justgiving page.

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

British Championships Success

Posted on: November 7th, 2016 by David Finch

Saturday, 5th November saw the 2016 British Championships in Swindon. With over 300 competitors from as far afield as Devon to Cornwall it was always going to be an exciting day for our little team and it did not disapoint.

After weeks of intense dedication and training our intrepid team entered with lots of passion and determination and the results certainly showed.  From Hugo & Henry going crazy in the Mighty Matt Wavemaster category to Charlie, Emily and Millie performing to an amazing standard we are all incredibly proud!

A huge thank you goes to our die-hard team of family supporters who are such an important part of our MF Kent family as well as our dedicated Instructors who give up more time and energy than most people realise.

The day was also a very exciting step for our Junior Instructors; Lauren Coulthard & Charlie Hinder. With 10yrs of experience each and many tournaments under their belts they were given the opportunity to judge and referee and they did this with exceptional professionalism, enthusiasm and ability.  They certainly represented the MF Group and MF Kent extremely well and we are all so proud of this huge positive step forward.

We were also treated to a new Instructor Forms category which, as you would expect, was of exceptionally high standard.  Congratulations to Mr K.Homewood for coming out of retirement and performing so well – wonderful and inspiring to see.

Hugo & Henry worked so hard on their Hand-Drills for this competition and to stand in front of hundreds of people and perform as they did (and at such a young age) was a huge accomplishment.  Millie had some exceptional performances, including top 5 placing in the Extreme Kicking and top 6 pacing in the Hand-Drill category.  Emily had yet another successful championships which included competing against Charlie in the final of the Hand-Drill category and then clinching the British Title with Charlie in the Pair Forms.  An amazing performance from them both.  Charlie added to his championships haul with an inspired performance in the Hand-Drill category.

Our team consisted of:

  • Charlie Hinder: 2 x Gold
  • Emily Calder: 1 x Gold, 3 x Silver
  • Millie-Rose Hinder
  • Hugo Ross-Phillips
  • Henry Ross-Phillips

Small in number – huge in stature.

Congratulations to you all.

Master Finch

Staplehurst – Thur, 27th Oct

Posted on: October 27th, 2016 by David Finch

School holiday class times:

Staplehurst Village Centre (North Hall):

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

See you all there.

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

NEW Mighty Matt DVD

Posted on: July 10th, 2016 by David Finch

NEW Mighty Matt Training DVD – available now!

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new training DVD just for our Mighty Matt programme.

This DVD is the perfect training for outside of the class – ideal for sharpening thise skills at home or preparing for Gradings and tournaments.

The DVD includes:

  • seperated belts levels
  • each move and drill shown in normal speed and slow motion
  • every single technique demonstrated from white belt – brown stripe badge 3
  • all hand-drills
  • kick-boxing drill in full

To order your copy speak to your Instructor or e-mail us :

(We also have a “White – Black DVD” for our Juniors & Adults)

NEW MF Kent Shop - click here


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