Posts Tagged ‘Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Herne’

Tag-testing starts soon

Posted on: March 3rd, 2019 by David Finch
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In preparation for the upcoming Gradings we will start tag-testing for all students from Sunday, 3rd March onward.

For your diaries:

GRADING DAY: 24th March 2019 (Canterbury)

  • Mighty Matts: 0930hrs
  • Juniors & Adults: 1015hrs
  • Panel Grading: 1200hrs

As always, there is never any rush and we will only tag students when we believe the time is right and they are confident and ready to be put forward.  The next available colour-belt Grading Day is Sunday, 16th June.

Summer Shut-down

Posted on: June 29th, 2018 by David Finch
rest week

Each summer we all need a little time to rest, recharge and reflect on what a fantastic year it has been so far.  Please make a note of the summer shut-down this year:

  • 11th August – 19th August

There will be no classes during this period so please feel free to attend any other locations / classes to make up for missed time.  To find out other location days and times please e-mail kent@mattfiddes.com.

It has been a wonderful year so far and you have all worked incredibly hard towards your goals.  Have a good rest, enjoy some wonderful family time and we look forward to seeing you in class soon.

Regards

Master Finch

Grading day – 24th June 2018

Posted on: June 11th, 2018 by David Finch
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Sunday, 24th June 2018

Colourbelt & Panel Grading

The next Grading day is just around the corner and our tag-testing is well underway.  Congratulations to those students who have been tagged and if it is not quite your time yet just keep going and it will be worth the wait.

After a small technical glitch the grading forms are now available to download.  Could I ask all parents to read the letter carefully regarding the relevant homework etc and if you have any questions please speak to me in class or e-mail kent@mattfiddes.com (please do not leave it to the night before the grading).

The grading details are:

Chaucer Technology School, Canterbury, CT1 1SU

  • Mighty Matts: 0930hrs
  • Juniors & Adults: 1015hrs
  • Panel Grading: 1200hrs – 1500hrs*

(*this is only for students who are currently red-stripe and above)

Please remember the following:

  • hand in any homework the lesson before the Grading
  • bring along your full uniform and belt (white / black t-shirts only underneath)
  • bring along the application form and fee on the day
  • bring your Grading & Licence Book on the day (white & purple-stripe belts will be issued one on the day – please bring a photo)
  • arrive in plenty of time
  • have fun!

See you soon

Master Finch

Canterbury – 6th June

Posted on: May 18th, 2018 by David Finch

CANTERBURY – Wednesday, 6th June 2018

Due to a school event all classes will be held in the Old Gym (normal times).

As this is a smaller space please could I ask all families to be mindful of any classes already running whilst you are waiting.

For those of you who come to classes on a Sunday, we will be back in the large Sports Hall from July onward.

Many thanks

Master Finch

International Master Class (IMC) – July

Posted on: May 15th, 2018 by David Finch
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International Master Class (IMC)

“A day of Black Belt Excellence”

Sunday, 8th July 2018

St Joseph’s Catholic College, Swindon (10:00 – 5:00pm)

 

 

 

We are delighted to announce the inaugural IMC event to be held in Swindon.  This permanent fixture in the Matt Fiddes Martial Arts calendar will be hosted by Grandmaster Murphy, Master Fiddes & Master Finch and is open to:

  • MF students & Instructors
  • Black Belt Only (1st Dan & above only)
  • 12yrs & above only

For more details and the application form you can either:

  1. Download the poster & application form from the student login section of this website
  2. E-mail IMC@mattfiddes.com

Spaces will be limited so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment and take advantage of the early-bird entry fee.  This will be an opportunity to train with and learn from some of the best Black Belts in the organisation.

Success at the South East Championships

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018 by David Finch
SE Team

On Sunday, 29th April the Matt Fiddes group held the second South-East Championships and it was wonderful to see so many students and families attending.  With more competitors this year, we knew it was going to be a fun but challenging day and our little team performed so well!

For some it was their first tournament and for others, who are more experienced, it was an opportunity to be role models and help the team through the day.  It is no exaggeration to say that we had some outstanding performances and I am so very proud of each member of the MF Kent Team.

It takes a great deal of commitment, hard work, determination and passion to perform at a Championships and I look forward to celebrating their successes in class this week:

Gold x 5, Silver x 3 & Bronze x 2

MF Kent Team:

  • Millie
  • Evie-Sue
  • Charley
  • Tsvetan
  • Simon
  • Mason
  • Jack
  • Hugo
  • Henry
  • William
  • Katie

Thank you to our wonderful team of coaches, Instructors, families and friends who all made the day go smoothly and offered so much support and enthusiasm.  It was a fantastic atmosphere and such a positive experience for everyone.

Well done MF Kent family!

Master Finch

Extra Championship Training

Posted on: April 9th, 2018 by David Finch
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For all MF Kent Team members who are competing at the South-East Championships on 29th April (Horley Leisure Centre), you are welcome to use this time for extra practice.

This will be a great opportunity to sharpen up those drills and ensure you are even more confident going into the big day.

Mr Homewood will be available during this session to help with anything you wish to practice.

Extra Sessions:

  • Simon Langton Boys School, Canterbury
  • 1815 – 1900hrs
  • 15th & 22nd April

See you all there!

Canterbury – 4th & 8th April

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018 by David Finch

Canterbury classes; 4th & 8th April 2018

All classes on these dates will be held at Simon Langton Girls School at the normal times.  We will be back in the boys school from 15th April.

There is plenty of parking in the school and entry is through the main school reception doors.  Please allow a little extra time if you are unfamiliar with the location.

Herne – change of location

Posted on: March 28th, 2018 by David Finch

For those students who attend our Herne School, as you know the old hall is being knocked down this week and we have been looking for a new venue until we can move into the brand new hall.

We have found a temporary location whilst we wait and the classes will run at the normal times, starting from Saturday, 14th April:

Broomfield Church, The Meadows, Hernebay, CT6 7XB (map)

0930hrs: Mighty Matts

1015hrs: Family class

NEW HALL UPDATE: we have been informed that the new hall will be ready by the end of April / beginning of May ( we will keep you updated as soon as we have an exact date).

There will be no classes running in Herne for the next two Saturdays (31st March & 7th April) but please do feel free to attend our Canterbury School at your convenience:

Simon Langton Boys School, Canterbury, CT4 7AS

  • Mighty Matts (3-6yrs): Wed, 6pm & Sun, 4:30pm (no class Easter Sunday)
  • Juniors (7-11yrs): Wed, 6:45pm & Sun, 5:15pm
  • Adults (12yrs+): Wed, 7:30pm & Sun, 7:00pm

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Congratulations – belt presentations

Posted on: March 27th, 2018 by David Finch
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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!

CLOTHING & SPARRING KIT

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