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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.

Belt presentations – congratulations!

Posted on: December 11th, 2018 by David Finch

Firstly, a huge well done to everyone that took part in Sunday’s Grading.  It was such a positive day for the MF Kent School and each and everyone of you deserve a big pat on the back for working so hard and doing your very best.

We are very excited to be able to present new belts and certificates in all classes this week.  Feel free to bring along your families and friends and don’t forget your cameras.

See you soon.

Congratulations to the MF Kent Team

Posted on: November 12th, 2018 by David Finch

The 2018 MF British Championships were certainly a day to remember.  It was the largest competition ever for the MF Group and the excitement, tension and standard was very high indeed.

Our intrepid team ventured to Swindon having dedicated a great deal of time and effort to their training.  Simply to enter and compete takes a great deal of courage.  All of them are winners!

We had tears, laughter, highs and lows but with over 600 competitors it was always going to be a tough day.  We put in some exceptional performances and they can all be very proud of how they performed.

Here was the team:

  • Hugo Ross-Phillips (1 x silver: Wavemaster)
  • Jack Calvert (1 x silver: Extreme Kicking)
  • John Boon (1 x silver: Forms)
  • Josh Boon
  • Evie-Sue Lewis (1 x Gold: Kick-boxing drill)
  • Millie-Rose Hinder

None of their success would be possible without the incredible dedication of our team of Instructors, families and friends who all came along to support and cheer the team on.  Thank you one and all for helping to create a superb atmosphere for everyone.

Regional Championships – March 2019!

Christmas party – save the date

Posted on: October 24th, 2018 by David Finch

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, 15th December 2018

~ MF Kent Christmas Party ~

More details to follow shortly – all ages welcome

NEW MF Kent Shop - click here

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