Posts Tagged ‘Matt Fiddes martial arts’

IMC Event – Training for higher belts

Posted on: January 8th, 2024 by David Finch

I am delighted to announce some unique training dates for students who are red-stripe & above.  These IMC sessions (IMC – “International Master Class”) are taught by some of the most experienced instructors within the MF Group and are open to students and instructors from across the UK.  This provides a very special environment to learn from and experience training with some of the highest ranked students and instructors we have.

Each 5hr IMC event is run as follows:

  • First 2hrs  – open to any student who is red-stripe & above (£29.00 – family discounts available)
  • Last 3hrs – for students who are 1st Degree Black Belt & above only (£49.00 – family discounts available)
  • Students who are 1st Degree & above will take part in all 5hrs

We are very lucky to be hosting one of these IMC events in Canterbury so be sure to book early as spaces are limited:

Anyone who attends an IMC is also eligible to wear the unique IMC range of clothing – IMC shop

Other dates for 2024 are:

  • 3rd February – Warrington
  • 24th February – Southampton
  • 23rd June – Swindon
  • 29th Sept – Street

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.  Details for these events are being distributed across the MF Group this week so be sure to book early.

Master Finch

Extra Championship Training – dates booked

Posted on: July 15th, 2023 by David Finch

MF Kent Team Training – The Canterbury Primary School – MAP

In preparation for the upcoming British Championships on 15th October we have arranged for some extra team training for all competitors (all ages and categories). We will, of course, still be training hard within classes – these are to help with that extra preparation and confidence which is important.

Please note the following times:

  • 10:00 – 11:30am (Practice for all ages and categories EXCEPT sparring)
  • 11:30 – 12:30pm (SPARRING practice only)
  • (students who are not sparring are welcome to stay and practice on their own – please note that focus will be on those sparring)

Here are the dates – BOOK NOW

  • Sunday, 17th September
  • Sunday, 1st October
  • Sunday, 8th October

BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023

To register for the 2023 championships – CLICK HERE

(Available categories and information can be found here also)

“International Master Class” – Black Belt Training

Posted on: June 14th, 2021 by David Finch

IMC – “International Master Class”

~ 5hrs of Black Belt Training ~

We are very excited to tell you about some new BLACK BELT ONLY national training events. These are unique training events for all student and Instructors who are 1st Degree & above from all over the UK and Australia. At these events you will get the chance to train with the best and highest ranked students and Instructors and learn from some of the most qualified people in their field.

AIM:

1. To create a Black Belt community across the globe

2. To improve the learning and understanding of all Black Belts

3. To offer a new and challenging pathway for all Black Belts

4. To be a constant reminder to us all that we are all students5. To share and experience some of the best Instructors the Martial Arts community has to offer.

The following dates have been booked (spaces are limited):

  • 19th September (Swindon) – 50 spaces
  • 27th November (Warrington) – 28 spaces

More events for 2022 will be released soon!

COST:

  • 1 x student: £49.00 (£69 if booked less than 1-week before event)
  • Family membership: +£30.00 per person

To pay for your space(s) simply:

  1. Go to our online shop: www.mattfiddeskent.com
  2. Select “IMC”
  3. Choose your event
  4. Once you have paid you will be sent a link to book your space

You will also be able to purchase some exclusive IMC clothing.

If you have any questions do let me know and remember, if you are a 1st Degree Black Belt & above – the IMC is for you!

Master Finch

Weekly Update from Master Finch (29th March)

Posted on: March 29th, 2021 by David Finch

As we reach the end of March we can all be thankful that there is a huge light at the end of this long tunnel and we will be able to see each other, face-to-face, very soon.


Here are a few things from last week and a look ahead……

Extremely high standard of Grading:

Well done to all of those who took part in the online Grading on Sunday. Lots of hard work went into that day and your commitment, dedication and skill really showed. We cannot wait to give out new belts and certificates in 2-weeks when we return to class.


For those who did not grade, you can be extremely proud of yourselves for your focus and progress, especially over the last month.


Those who are looking at Panel Gradings (red-stripes and above) – your training will really step up in intensity as we head towards 2nd May.

Lots to look forward to……

As you know, we will be returning to face to face classes from 12th April onward. Please be sure to:

  • Book your space online every week
  • Trainers / plimsoles / martial arts shoes ONLY
  • Please stay in cars until called into class
  • Students of secondary school age & above must wear a face mask in communal areas
  • Please be sure to read the COVID-Safe procedures for your location

Easter Weekend

There are no classes on the following days;

  • Friday, 2nd April
  • Saturday, 3rd April
  • Tuesday, 6th April

We have come so far this year and no doubt you are all as excited about returning to classes as we are. Just remember – book your space(s) online.

See you soon!

Master Finch

Safeguarding Code Award

Posted on: March 18th, 2021 by MFKent

MF Kent has been awarded the “Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts”.

Achieving the Safeguarding Code, demonstrates our commitment to upholding our duty-of-care to the community and young people and recognises us as a martial arts provider that has reached and effectively maintained good safeguarding standards.


Developed in consultation with Sport England, representatives from martial arts governing bodies, and leading safeguarding experts, the Code is funded by the National Lottery and was launched by the Sports Minister in 2018.

Face-to-face classes – book your space

Posted on: March 3rd, 2021 by David Finch

Booking your space for FACE-TO-FACE classes

When we return to face-to-face classes all students will need to book their space(s) online.

Please be sure to do this for every child and for every lesson – this is so important to ensure we keep all students and staff safe under our COVID-Safe guidelines.

How to book your space(s)

  • Go to our website
  • Scroll down and click on the GREY “Book Appointment” button
  • Select your location and class

Junior Black Belt Bingo Challenge

Posted on: January 25th, 2021 by David Finch

You can now download the Junior Black Belt Bingo Challenge either by logging in to this website or from the members only Facebook group.

Don’t forget to share how you get on and inspire others!

Summer shut-down

Posted on: July 1st, 2019 by David Finch

SUMMER SHUT-DOWN

As usual, we will be taking a well-deserved break during the summer.  There will be no classes during the following week:

19th – 25th August (inclusive)

Throughout the rest of the summer holiday all classes will run as normal.

 

 

STAPLEHURST CLASSES

All Staplehurst classes will run as per our normal school holiday timetable:

DATES: 25th July – 29th August (no classes 22nd Aug)

VENUE: Staplehurst Village Centre, North Hall

  • TIMES:
  • Mighty Matts & Juniors: 4:00pm
  • Seniors: 4:45pm
  • Black Belt class: 5:30 – 6:15pm

2019 International Championships – ENTER NOW

Posted on: July 1st, 2019 by David Finch

2019 International Championships

Saturday, 9th November 2019

Bath University, BA2 7AY

Entries are now open for the 2019 International Championships in Bath.  All entries must be made online and if you enter before the 31st August you will receive a FREE MF Championship t-shirt.

Enter online here.

 

 

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP TRAINING DATES (10:00 – 12:00pm):

  • 21st July
  • 11th August
  • 15th September
  • 27th October

Championship Training – 14th April

Posted on: April 8th, 2019 by David Finch

The next Championship training session is fast approaching.  Here are the details as a reminder:

  • Sunday, 14th April
  • 10:00 – 12:00pm
  • Chaucer Technology School, Canterbury
  • £5.00 per person

See you soon – South East Championship; 19th May 2019

If you have not done so already please send in your Championship Application Forms asap to Master James.

All students, families and friends are welcome to come along and support.

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