Posts Tagged ‘Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Maidstone’

Easter weekend

Posted on: March 23rd, 2018 by David Finch


30th March – 1st April

There will be no classes running over the Easter weekend.

  • Friday, 30th – no classes in Maidstone
  • Saturday, 31st March – no classes in Herne
  • Sunday, 1st April – no classes in Canterbury

All other classes will run as normal over the Easter school holidays.


As usual, all classes in Staplehurst will run from the Village Centre (North Hall) on 5th & 12th April at the following times;

  • Mighty Matts & Juniors: 4:00pm
  • Seniors: 4:45pm

Tag-testing starts now!

Posted on: March 5th, 2018 by David Finch

Colourbelt Grading & Panel Grading

Sunday, 25th March 2018

Simon Langton Boys School, Canterbury

This week we will be starting the process of tag-testing in preparation for the first Grading day of 2018.  This is the start of tag-testing so please do not be worried if you or your child are not tagged straight away.  We have just under 3 weeks to sharpen things up.



As always, if a student is ready they will receive:

  • Black tag
  • Grading letter

To earn a black tag students will not only be required to remember their techniques and drills but “perform them” as well as demonstrating the correct attitude.  If a student is not quite ready that is ok.  There are plenty of other opportunities through the year. Please remember, all students progress at different speeds and there is no rush.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Master Finch

Confirming the visit of Master Fiddes

Posted on: March 4th, 2018 by David Finch

Sunday, 4th March 2018

Simon Langton Boys School, Canterbury, CT4 7AS

Master Fiddes has confirmed his visit today to our school in Canterbury.  He is making his way through the snow in and around Swindon and is looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

Please note the following times will replace our usual Sunday class times (we have organised longer class times to enable all the students to meet Master Fiddes):

  • Mighty Matts: 4:30 – 5:15pm
  • Juniors & Adults: 5:30 – 7:00pm

Please wear your full uniform and belt and arrive in plenty of time for your class.

Master Finch

Friday, 2nd March – SNOW WATCH (Maidstone)

Posted on: March 2nd, 2018 by David Finch

Friday, 2nd March 2018 – MAIDSTONE CLASSES

Due to the bad weather and safety concerns travelling to and from class we have taken the difficult decision to cancel classes this evening in Maidstone.

We will make up time over the next couple of weeks.

Stay safe and warm everyone!

Master Fiddes to visit Kent

Posted on: February 5th, 2018 by David Finch

Master Fiddes VII Dan

Simon Langton Boys School, Canterbury

Sunday, 4th March 2018

We are very excited to announce that Master Fiddes (7th Dan), Head of the Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Organisation, will be visiting Kent on Sunday, 4th March 2018.

Due to the popular nature of such a visit we have had to pick a single, large location.  If it was possible, he would love to visit each location individually.




All students are welcome to come along, have a class and meet Master Fiddes.  The schedule will be as follows:

  • Mighty Matts: 4:30pm
  • Juniors & Adults: 5:30pm

More details will follow shortly.

Self-defence with Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

Posted on: January 16th, 2018 by David Finch

We are delighted to be working with Maidstone Grammar School for Girls this year, delivering self-defence P.E. lessons to year 11.

The classes got off to a fantastic start today and will continue for the next 3-mths working on everything from basic self-defence principles, basic strikes and some fun fitness.  Well done ladies!

Christmas Shut-down dates

Posted on: November 29th, 2017 by David Finch

Please make a note of the following shut-down dates for all of our class. During these dates there will be no classes running; 22nd Dec ~ 1st Jan (incl.)

Last classes of 2017

  • Canterbury last class: 20th Dec
  • Herne last class: 16th Dec
  • Maidstone last class: 15th Dec
  • Staplehurst last class: 21st Dec*
  • Ashford last class: 19th Dec




*This class will run from the Staplehurst Village Centre (North Hall):

  • Mighty Matts & Juniors: 4:00pm
  • Seniors: 4:45pm
  • Weapons: 5:30pm

All classes will resume as normal from Tuesday, 2nd January onwards.

Happy holidays!


December Colour-belt Grading

Posted on: November 15th, 2017 by David Finch

The last Grading Day for 2017 is fast approaching and I hope everyone is excited about the next challenge.

We will start the process of “tagging” this week and will continue this leading up to the Grading Day.  If a Black Tag has been awarded we will also hand out a letter explaining what to do next (homework, venue etc).

As always, if a student is not quite ready for the December Grading that is ok.  Martial Arts is an ongoing journey and there will be plenty of exciting challenges and opportunities ahead.

Here are the details for the Grading:

  • Students: White Belt – Blue Belt (incl.)
  • Date: Sunday, 10th December 2017
  • Venue: Simon Langton Boys School, Canterbury, CT4 7AS
  • Times: Mighty Matts – 0930hrs, Juniors & Adults – 1015hrs

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to your Instructor and we look forward to seeing you all in class

2017 International Championships

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 by David Finch

2017 International Championships

Saturday, 4th November

Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon

It is that time of year again when all the best competitors from the MF family come together to compete for the title of “British Champion”.  This year is extra special because, as well as students from across the UK and Scotland, we welcome our cousins from Australia making this tournament the 2017 International Championships.


We will be training for this in every sessions and so if you would like to be part of the MF Kent Team please speak to your Instructor.  You can compete in:




  • Mighty Matt (3-6yrs) Hand-drills
  • Mighty Matts (3-6yrs) Kick-Boxing Drill (Brown-stripes and above only)
  • Mighty Matt (3-6yrs) Wavemaster
  • Hand-drills
  • Kick-boxing drill
  • Sparring
  • Forms (individual, pairs & Instructor categories)
  • Extreme kicking

This is a really exciting family day out and students will take so many positives from it so come and speak to us and be part of team MF Kent!

To enter simply click here



Posted on: August 29th, 2017 by David Finch


I hope you have had a wonderful summer break and enjoyed lots of fun family time.

From today we are now back and running as normal* and very much look forward to seeing you all back in class, working towards some exciting goals.

*Staplehurst School – we are still in the Village Centre (North Hall) on Thursday, 31st Aug and back at the Primary School on Thursday, 7th September at our normal class times.




For your diary:

  • 24th September – Colourbelt & Panel Gradings (Maidstone)
  • 4th November – MF Championships (Swindon)
  • 10th December – Colourbelt & Panel Gradings (Maidstone)

See you soon

Master Finch

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