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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.

October Panel Grading – form available

Posted on: September 11th, 2016 by David Finch

For this students who have been notified and tagged the Panel Grading Application form is now available to download from the student login section of our website.

The file can be found in the “Grading” section – simple login and select “Gradings” from the drop-down menu.

Panel Grading details:

Sunday, 2nd October 2016

12:00 – 3:00pm

Cornwallis Academy, Maidstone

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!


Summer Shut-Down

Posted on: August 14th, 2016 by David Finch

As we do every year we will be closing all classes for 1-week to give everyone a nice break and chance to recharge the batteries.

To confirm, there will be no classes from Monday, 15th – Sunday, 21st August 2016 (incl.).  Please feel free to attend any other locations & classes to make up for any sessions lost over the summer holidays.

See you soon.

Busy end of the school year with more visits

Posted on: July 24th, 2016 by David Finch

The 2015/16 academic year ended with an exciting week of school visits and Martial Arts P.E. lessons.

Monday, 18th saw a visit to The Canterbury Primary School as part of their “Do What You Want” week.  Years 2-5 all participated in a fun, self-defence based Martial Arts class – the effort and concentration throughout was exceptional.  We are very much looking forward to working with this school even more next year.

Shortly after, we visited Ashford Oaks Primary School as part of the Charles Harris Olympic Legacy Programme.  This legacy is designed to introduce children to sports and activities that they would not normally participate in.  Congratulations to all the children and staff for their energetic participation.

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.

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)

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!

Huge Grading success

Posted on: July 4th, 2016 by David Finch

For the first time we saw Gradings for our colour-belts and senior grades all on one day and it certainly did not disappoint.

Everyone in every class has been working so hard for the last few weeks and it really did show in the level and attitude on the day.

In the morning we saw our hugely excited Mighty Matts show some incredible concentration and energetic drills, much to the delight of Mr Harris our Grading examiner.  This was followed by our Juniors and Adults who worked extremely hard – showing the results of some really dedicated training.

After a short break it was the turn of our Panel Grading students (Red-Stripe & above) and it was certainly an impressive performance by everyone.  This Panel Grading in particular was one of the toughest challenges our students have faced and we had plenty of sweat and tears, pushing the boundaries of even our most seasoned students.

Each and every candidate gave 100% throughout and it was an absolute pleasure to see everyone achieve what they have.

From our senior students I am delighted to announce the successful promotion to:

Red Belt

  • Ben Davis

Deputy Black Belt

  • Jasper Knight
  • Emma Watson

1st Degree Black Belt

  • Alfie Glenie
  • Ella Newey
  • Megan Hill
  • Marlowe Greenhill-Jeffery

2nd Degree Black Belt

  • James Manners
  • Romesh De Zoysa
  • Emily Calder

3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Charlie Hinder

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