Posts Tagged ‘Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Staplehurst’

Success at the South East Championships

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018 by David Finch
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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!

Staplehurst – 5th & 12th April

Posted on: April 5th, 2018 by David Finch

As usual during the school holidays all classes in Staplehurst will run from The Village Centre (North Hall) at the following times:

  • Mighty Matts & Juniors: 4:00pm
  • Seniors: 4:45pm
  • Weapons: 5:15pm

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!

Easter weekend

Posted on: March 23rd, 2018 by David Finch
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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
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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!

Thursday, 1st March – SNOW WATCH (Staplehurst)

Posted on: March 1st, 2018 by David Finch

Thursday, 1st March 2018 – STAPLEHURST

Due to the bad weather the school is closed today.  Therefore, we are unable to run classes.  Please accept our apologies for this.

We will make up the time over the weeks ahead.

REMEMBER: Master Fiddes is coming to Canterbury on Sunday, 4th March to which you are all warmly welcome to attend:

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

Simon Langton Boys School, Canterbury (CT4 7AS)

Master Fiddes to visit Kent

Posted on: February 5th, 2018 by David Finch
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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.



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