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Wednesday, 5th Dec – Canterbury Classes

Posted on: December 4th, 2018 by David Finch
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Wednesday, 5th December 2018 – CANTERBURY

All classes in Canterbury will be held at Simon Langton Girls School, Canterbury at the usual times.

Entry is through the main school reception and we are in the main school hall.

Simon Langton Girls Schoollocation

Many thanks

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!

Goodluck to the MF Kent Team

Posted on: November 9th, 2018 by David Finch
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On Saturday, 10th November our small but determined team of students and Instructors head to Swindon for the British Championships.

On behalf of everyone here in Kent – GOODLUCK!  It will be a very exciting day with 600 competitors from across the UK and we look forward to watching you in action.

MF Kent Team:

  • Millie-Rose Hinder
  • Evie-Sue Lewis
  • Jack Calvert
  • John Boon
  • Josh Boon
  • Hugo-Ross Phillips
  • Henry Ross-Phillips

See you soon!

Christmas party – save the date

Posted on: October 24th, 2018 by David Finch
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SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, 15th December 2018

~ MF Kent Christmas Party ~

More details to follow shortly – all ages welcome

Staplehurst – summer holidays

Posted on: July 22nd, 2018 by David Finch

As usual during the school holidays we move all classes to the Village Centre.  Please note, this holiday the classes will run from the South Hall.

Our usual holiday timetable applies:

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

Summer shut-down: there will be no classes on Thursday, 16th August due to our summer shut-down that week.

See you soon and bring plenty of water.

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

Ashford – 5th June

Posted on: May 17th, 2018 by David Finch

MATT FIDDES MARTIAL ARTS – ASHFORD

Tuesday, 5th June 2018

There will be no classes running on Tuesday, 5th June.  However, we will be making classes a little longer over the next few weeks to make up the time.

Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience.

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

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