Posts Tagged ‘Leadership’

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.

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!

Change of Colourbelt Grading date & lessons (3rd July)

Posted on: May 30th, 2016 by David Finch

For those students thinking about and training towards the Colourbelt Grading on Sunday, 26th June please note that we have had to change this date.

The next Colourbelt Grading will now take place on Sunday, 3rd July (this is the same date as the Panel Grading).

We are currently awaiting confirmation of times for this day and will send those details out as soon as we have them.

Whether Grading or not, please note the following:

  • JCIT training will continue as normal on Sunday, 26th June (as per schedule)
  • There will be no Chilham class on Sunday, 3rd July
  • There will be no Canterbury classes on Sunday, 3rd July
  • All Chilham & Canterbury classes will run as normal on Sunday, 26th June
  • Tag-testing for the Colourbelt & Panel Grading will commence in 2 weeks

“Try Something New” Day with local Primary School

Posted on: May 19th, 2016 by David Finch

This week we continued our work within the community with a day of fun-filled & educational Martial Arts classes for years 3-6 at Whitstable & Seasalter Endowed CE (Aided) Junior School.

The school is running a “Try Something New” week with lots of different activities such as archery, music, dance and, of course, Martial Arts.

We taught 6 x 45-min classes through the day and it was great to see every child (and teacher!) getting involved and smiling throughout.  Well done to everyone involved.

Team Success at Southern Championships

Posted on: May 8th, 2016 by David Finch

Saturday, 7th May saw the MF Kent Team travel to the Loddon Valley Leisure Centre in Reading for the 2016 Southern Championships.  These events are always very well attended and contested and this one did not disappoint.

After weeks of preparation and hard work we took a team of 15 and it is no exaggeration to say that each and every member gave their all.  We had tears, nerves, laughs and cheers throughout the day and with over 500 people watching the excitement was incredible.


MF Kent Team

  • Shahd Mohammed
  • Marwan Mohammed
  • Hugo Ross-Phillips
  • Emily Calder (2 x Gold, 2 x Bronze)
  • Ethan May (2 x Bronze)
  • Joseph Parkin
  • Harry Watkinson
  • Millie-Rose Hinder (2 x Bronze)
  • Charlie Hinder (1 x Silver, 1 x Bronze)
  • Lauren Russell
  • Jake Porter-Ward (1 x Silver)
  • Harry Richardson
  • John Boon (1 x Gold, 1 x Bronze)
  • Joshua Boon
  • Lauren Coulthard (1 x Silver)

Success at events like these can be measured in so many ways.  For some success is fighting back the nerves and stepping onto the mat or winning through one round.  For others it might be to reach further in the competition than last time or even win a medal.  Whichever it is we had a team of winners for sure.

A huge thank you to all our amazing parents, families and friends who came to support with so much energy and passion.  The atmosphere and team spirit was fantastic throughout the day and really highlights what a family we are.  In addition, thank you to our MF Kent Team Instructors and Leaders for helping, motivating and supporting all day.  It was amazing to see our “seasoned” competitors coaching (to great success!) our younger members.

Regional Championships – Itinerary

Posted on: May 6th, 2016 by David Finch

For everyone attending the 2016 Southern Championships in Reading this weekend the itinerary is now available to download from the student login section of our website.

Please note that this may change as the day progresses.

On the day:

  • Arrive no later than 0915hrs
  • Full uniform & belt
  • Grading Book
  • Full sparring kit (for those sparring)
  • Lots of energy, refreshments and smiles!

See you all there.

Getting Muddy for Charity – 10th July

Posted on: April 28th, 2016 by David Finch


Pretty Muddy 5k – Maidstone

It’s time to get muddy, have lots of laughs and raise some money for charity!

Saturday, 10th July the MF Kent Family will be supporting all the wonderful Ladies taking part in the Pretty Muddy 5k – Maidstone.

This is a wonderfully popular day for the whole family to enjoy for an amazing cause – Cancer Research.

No need to worry whether you are a runner – it’s a team effort and you are sure to have a lot of laughs.  You do not need to be an MF Kent member – all are warmly welcome.

Our Ladies are taking part in the 11:45am start (group ID: OD9692).


We look forward to seeing you all there!

Junior Instructor Cleans Up Community

Posted on: April 21st, 2016 by David Finch

One of our wonderful Junior Instructors, Jasper, has recently gone out of his way to help the community clean up the local pond and communal area for the partially sighted as part of his Community Challenge.

As part of their J.C.I.T. journey, students must plan and be involved in something that benefits others in their community and Jasper has certainly done this – well done Jasper!  This is a fantastic example of being a Black Belt outside of the Martial Arts class.

Junior Instructor Raising Money for Charity

Posted on: April 21st, 2016 by David Finch

As part of the Junior Instructor assessment process, one of our team members, Lauren Russell, took the time to help much needed funds and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease.

This fund raising was part of the Community Challenge that Lauren undertook; being part of something that benefits others in the community.  Lauren’s efforts helped raise over £600 which is a fantastic effort!

After her fund raising evening, Lauren then presented her work to her Martial Arts class in Canterbury which is a challenge in itself.  However, she rose to the task and presented in a very confident, entertaining and informative way, so thank you and well done Lauren.

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