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Weekly Update from Master Finch (29th March)

Posted on: March 29th, 2021 by David Finch

As we reach the end of March we can all be thankful that there is a huge light at the end of this long tunnel and we will be able to see each other, face-to-face, very soon.


Here are a few things from last week and a look ahead……

Extremely high standard of Grading:

Well done to all of those who took part in the online Grading on Sunday. Lots of hard work went into that day and your commitment, dedication and skill really showed. We cannot wait to give out new belts and certificates in 2-weeks when we return to class.


For those who did not grade, you can be extremely proud of yourselves for your focus and progress, especially over the last month.


Those who are looking at Panel Gradings (red-stripes and above) – your training will really step up in intensity as we head towards 2nd May.

Lots to look forward to……

As you know, we will be returning to face to face classes from 12th April onward. Please be sure to:

  • Book your space online every week
  • Trainers / plimsoles / martial arts shoes ONLY
  • Please stay in cars until called into class
  • Students of secondary school age & above must wear a face mask in communal areas
  • Please be sure to read the COVID-Safe procedures for your location

Easter Weekend

There are no classes on the following days;

  • Friday, 2nd April
  • Saturday, 3rd April
  • Tuesday, 6th April

We have come so far this year and no doubt you are all as excited about returning to classes as we are. Just remember – book your space(s) online.

See you soon!

Master Finch

Safeguarding Code Award

Posted on: March 18th, 2021 by MFKent

MF Kent has been awarded the “Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts”.

Achieving the Safeguarding Code, demonstrates our commitment to upholding our duty-of-care to the community and young people and recognises us as a martial arts provider that has reached and effectively maintained good safeguarding standards.


Developed in consultation with Sport England, representatives from martial arts governing bodies, and leading safeguarding experts, the Code is funded by the National Lottery and was launched by the Sports Minister in 2018.

Face-to-face classes – book your space

Posted on: March 3rd, 2021 by David Finch

Booking your space for FACE-TO-FACE classes

When we return to face-to-face classes all students will need to book their space(s) online.

Please be sure to do this for every child and for every lesson – this is so important to ensure we keep all students and staff safe under our COVID-Safe guidelines.

How to book your space(s)

  • Go to our website
  • Scroll down and click on the GREY “Book Appointment” button
  • Select your location and class

South-East Championships – 26th April 2020

Posted on: January 6th, 2020 by David Finch

South-East Championships – Burgess Hill

26th April 2020

On-line registration is now open for the 2020 South-East Championships to be held in Burgess Hill.  To register simply click here.

15% DISCOUNT if you register in January!

As well as all the usual exciting categories there are one or two small changes:

  • There is no wave-master category for Mighty Matts
  • Instead there is a 5 x Kick combo category
  • There are hand-drill categories for ALL BELT LEVELS
  • There are more sparring categories

Watch out for training dates and in the meantime be sure to enter in January to receive your 15% discount!

Happy New Year & welcome back

Posted on: January 5th, 2020 by David Finch

Happy New Year to you all!  I hope you managed to have a good rest and spend some valuable time with family and friends.  2020 is going to be an exciting year for everyone so I hope you are all ready!

Classes re-start this evening in Canterbury and as normal across our other locations this week (Ashford will re-start on Tuesday, 14th Jan).

We look forward to seeing you all soon and seeing what the new year brings!

Instructor & Junior Instructor Session – 10th Nov

Posted on: October 7th, 2019 by David Finch

Training with Grandmaster Murphy & Master Fiddes

Sunday, 10th November 2019

St Joseph’s Catholic College, Swindon

We would like to invite all of our Instructors & Juniors Instructors (aged 13yrs & above) to a unique morning of training with Grandmaster Murphy, Master Fiddes and our colleagues from Australia.

This session is open to all Instructors and Junior Instructors aged 13yrs & above.

Here are the details:

*Sunday, 10th November 2019

 * St Joseph’s Catholic College, Swindon

 Time:                 

  • 0900hrs                –              registration
  • 0930hrs                –              line-up & welcome
  • 1300hrs                –              end of training

Bring:   

  • Full uniform
  • Sparring kit
  • Grading book

Registration:      please send names & belt level to Master Finch (kent@mattfiddes.com) no later than 1st November 2019

NEW VENUE Opening soon – Herne Bay

Posted on: August 6th, 2019 by David Finch

OPENING 3rd SEPTEMBER

We are delighted to announce the opening of a new location:

Lady of the Sacred Heart Church

Clarence Road

Herne Bay, CT6 8SP

This new location will run every Tuesday and will also include a new FAMILY CLASS for all family members aged 7yrs and above.  The school schedule will be:

Day: Tuesdays

Times: 

  • Mighty Matts – 4:15pm
  • Family – 5:00pm

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEND MORE CLASSES?

If you currently attend 1 X class per week why not take advantage of our other locations and push your learning even further.

From as little as £20/mth extra you could attend 2, 3 or even 4 classes a week!

Please e-mail us or speak to us in class to find out what membership you have and how to attend more classes per week.  We can then adjust your direct debit from September onward.

  • If your membership allows 2 classes a week already please feel free to attend our new classes at no extra cost.

Championship training – 11th August

Posted on: August 5th, 2019 by David Finch

Date: 11th August 2019

Time: 10:00 – 12:00pm

Venue: Canterbury Primary School, Canterbury

Cost: £5 per person

Please confirm your attendance no later than Thursday so that we can confirm the venue.

Future training dates:

15th September

27th October

 

CANTERBURY CLASSES – change of venue

Posted on: August 4th, 2019 by David Finch

Canterbury Classes – CHANGE OF LOCATION

From Sunday, 1st September 2019 all classes in Canterbury will move to The Canterbury Primary School.  This will be a permanent move and we will no longer be using SLGS for Boys for our sessions.  Our last classes at Simon Langton Boys School will be Wednesday, 28th August.

All of our classes will run on the same days and times as they currently do.

NEW VENUE (from 1st September onward):

Canterbury Primary School, City View, Franklyn Road, Canterbury, CT2 8PT – map

Thank you in advance for your patience as we make this move.

Please note that the address on our website and Facebook pages will change at the end of August.

 

Staplehurst summer classes

Posted on: July 23rd, 2019 by David Finch

STAPLEHURST CLASSES – Summer timetable

Please note that as usual all classes are moving to the Staplehurst Village Centre, North Hall at the following times:

  • Mighty Matts & Juniors: 4:00 – 4:45pm
  • Seniors: 4:45 – 5:30pm
  • Black Belt Club: 5:30 – 6:15pm

Please arrive ready to start at those times so the classes are not disrupted with late arrivals.

This timetable will run as follows:

  • 25th July – 29th August (no classes 22nd August)

See you soon!

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