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Colour-belt Grading Info – 28th March 2021

Posted on: February 24th, 2021 by David Finch

We are very excited to announce the details for the first Grading day of 2021. After a long and, at times, challenging lock-down, we are so pleased to be able to offer our students the opportunity to show their skills after working so hard online.

Will I / my little one be Grading?

If we feel it is the right time we will invite you / your little one to the Grading via text message. This message will detail where to find all the information needed.

How do we confirm our place?

Your space is confirmed by paying online. By paying online you are acknowledging that you have read and understood all the paperwork.

Where do we find the information?

All the files that you need to read can be found:

  1. Logging in to this website
  2. In the “Files” section of our members Facebook Group – click here

How do we pay for the Grading?

Payment for the Grading is made online – details of which are on the paperwork. We will confirm receipt of payment via text which will include the Zoom password and details.

Is the Grading online?

Yes, we will send you the password etc upon receipt of payment.

How can we practice to prepare for the Grading?

If you would like to know exactly what to practice do get in touch (kent@mattfiddes.com). You can also purchase the complete syllabus in video format which shows all the skills and drills for each belt:

February 100k Challenge

Posted on: February 1st, 2021 by David Finch

GOAL

  • To complete 100,000 kicks before 10pm on 28th February 2021 as a team

WHO CAN TAKE PART?

  • This is open to all students and families – the more the merrier

HOW DO WE REGISTER?

  • To take part simply send the names of everyone taking part to Master Finch (07980308952 or kent@mattfiddes.com).  If you are taking part as a family please send your family name (you can give yourself a team name if you wish!)

HOW DO WE RECORD THE KICKS?

  • All kicks must be performed either on a pad / cushion
  • All kicks must be at least waist height
  • You must put your foot on the ground after each kick
  • You can perform any kick you wish
  • You add both your left and right leg together for everyone taking part
  • Kicks that are performed in our Martial Arts classes do not count towards the total
  • Text or e-mail your daily total to Master Finch

HOW DO WE KNOW THE TOTAL?

  • Each day we will post online (Facebook) the running total and who has the highest individual / family total. 

PRIZE FOR THE HIGHEST TOTAL…

  • There is a prize for the individual or family who record the highest number of kicks

Get to know your Instructors

Posted on: January 7th, 2021 by MFKent

Every Friday one of the Instructing team will be taking over the MF Kent Instagram account to answer any questions you may have.

You may wish to ask them about their own training, what got them started, any high / low points or just what is their favourite food? It is up to you!

We are starting this Friday (8th Jan) with Mr Levermore!

If you are not on Instagram do follow: @matt_fiddes_kent

Championship success

Posted on: November 14th, 2019 by David Finch

International Championships 2020 – Bath University

After months of preparation, hard work, highs and lows we finally made the journey to Bath for the Matt Fiddes International Championships.  This was the biggest and most exciting championships to date with over 650 competitors from as far afield as Australia!

We may have been small in number but the spirit with which we competed was outstanding.  There were some excellent performances across the board and I think it is true to say that each and every team member did their very best.

As usual, out intrepid team of parents, friends and Instructors were incredible and a huge part of the MF Kent Team success.  Thank you one and all.

Here is the team:

  • Brear Homewood (Canterbury) – 1 x bronze
  • Charlie Hinder (Canterbury) – 1 x silver
  • Millie-Rose Hinder (Canterbury) – 1 x bronze
  • Jack Calvert (Canterbury) – 2 x bronze
  • Evie-Sue Lewis (Canterbury) – 2 x bronze
  • John Boon (Canterbury)
  • Josh Boon (Canterbury)
  • Emily Calder (Canterbury) – 3 x gold, 1 x bronze
  • Kalle Homewood (Canterbury) – 1 x silver
  • Henry Ross-Phillips (Canterbury) – 1 x bronze
  • Hugo Ross-Phillips (Canterbury)
  • Allegra Beaton (Maidstone) – 1 x gold
  • Kendra Beaton (Maidstone)

Our championships are open to ALL students, all ages and all locations so it would be fantastic to see more of our wonderful students from all over Kent.  Look out for the dates for 2020 and all the training days we have available just for the team.

Classes – school holidays (21st~27th Oct)

Posted on: October 21st, 2019 by David Finch

All classes are running as normal this week (21st – 27th Oct) and we look forward to seeing you all there.

Staplehurst Classes

These will now run from the PRIMARY SCHOOL during the school holidays at the following times:

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

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

27th Oct : Championship Training

9th Oct : International Championships (Bath)

7th – 10th Nov : no classes

8th Dec : Grading Day (Canterbury)

14th Dec : Christmas Party

No classes: 7th – 10th Nov

Posted on: October 17th, 2019 by David Finch

Due to the International Championships and National Instructor Training there will be no classes on the following dates:

  • 7th Nov: Staplehurst
  • 8th Nov: Maidstone
  • 9th Nov: Broomfield
  • 10th Nov: Canterbury

There is still time to enter the International Championships (9th Nov, Bath).  If you are interested or just curious please speak to your Instructor asap.

Many thanks

Staplehurst – 24th Oct

Posted on: October 15th, 2019 by David Finch

NEW SCHOOL HOLIDAY VENUE

Thursday, 24th October 2019

Usually, we move our classes to the Village Centre during the school holidays.  However, I am delighted to say that we will now be staying at the Primary School .

We will keep to the earlier timetable with a couple of small changes:

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

All classes will remain in the Junior Hall.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Due to the International Championships being held in Bath as well as National Instructor Training over this period there will be no classes on Thursday, 7th November 2019.

Belt presentations

Posted on: September 24th, 2019 by David Finch

We are very excited to be able to present new belts and certificates from today (Tuesday, 24th) onward.

Feel free to bring along family and friends and your cameras and share in everyone’s wonderful successes.

For our new 1st Degree & above students we will let you know when presentations will be.

See you in class!

Master Finch

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