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Canterbury Classes – 14th April

Posted on: April 14th, 2021 by David Finch


Just for today, all of our classes will run from a different hall than usual (same times). All classes will run from:

The Canterbury Academy – main school site (see map)

(NOT the Primary School)

You can park anywhere on the left as you drive in and then entry is through the main reception doors up the stairs. You should see a big MF Kent flag.

  • Please wait outside until we call you in
  • Normal COVID-Safe procedures in place


We are really looking forward to seeing you all so please be sure to:

  • Book your space online
  • Arrive early
  • Wear trainers / Martial Arts shoes / plimsoles
  • Bring water
  • Big smiles and lots of energy

NEW Shop – now live!

Posted on: April 6th, 2021 by David Finch

NEW MF Kent Shop – now live!

20% off until 19th April(Enter “Easter21” at checkout)

We now have our own shop to make things much easier for you to see and purchase new items. On here you will be able to find:

  • Uniforms
  • Sparring Kit
  • MF Clothing
  • Training equipment
  • Online DVD’s & syllabus
  • & more

We will be publishing more things over time and if there is anything specific you would like to see added do let us know.We will give out any ordered kit in class which will save you postage & packaging.To go to the shop you can either:

  1. Go to our website and scroll down – click on the shop image
  2. Click on this link: https://mfkent-shop.mymawebsite.com/

Remember – 20% off everything until 19th April!

Easter Holiday classes

Posted on: March 24th, 2021 by David Finch

Easter Holidays – class timetable


During the Easter school holidays our classes will run as normal with the exception of:

  • Friday, 2nd – no classes
  • Saturday, 3rd – no classes
  • Tuesday, 6th – no classes
  • Wednesday, 7th – 10th – classes online
  • Tuesday, 13th – face to face classes resume



Saturday, 3rd – no classes

Tuesday, 6th – no classes

Wednesday, 7th – 10th – classes online

Tuesday, 13th – face to face classes resume

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

Colour-belt Grading Info – 28th March 2021

Posted on: February 24th, 2021 by David Finch

We are very excited to announce the details for the first Grading day of 2021. After a long and, at times, challenging lock-down, we are so pleased to be able to offer our students the opportunity to show their skills after working so hard online.

Will I / my little one be Grading?

If we feel it is the right time we will invite you / your little one to the Grading via text message. This message will detail where to find all the information needed.

How do we confirm our place?

Your space is confirmed by paying online. By paying online you are acknowledging that you have read and understood all the paperwork.

Where do we find the information?

All the files that you need to read can be found:

  1. Logging in to this website
  2. In the “Files” section of our members Facebook Group – click here

How do we pay for the Grading?

Payment for the Grading is made online – details of which are on the paperwork. We will confirm receipt of payment via text which will include the Zoom password and details.

Is the Grading online?

Yes, we will send you the password etc upon receipt of payment.

How can we practice to prepare for the Grading?

If you would like to know exactly what to practice do get in touch (kent@mattfiddes.com). You can also purchase the complete syllabus in video format which shows all the skills and drills for each belt:

Extra February half-term sessions (Juniors & Mighty Matts)

Posted on: February 9th, 2021 by David Finch

There are some extra classes for our younger students to take part in (in addition to normal classes) during the school half term.

Thank you to our Instructor Team for volunteering their time to put on something extra.

The extra timetable can be viewed:

  • Our members only Facebook group
  • Your school WhatsApp group
  • Logging in to this website

Please note:

  1. You do not need to book
  2. These classes are in addition to normal classes
  3. Full uniform and belt (as normal)
  4. Drink and space (as normal)
  5. Log on in plenty of time
  6. Same log-in details as classes
  7. Please read the timetable

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!

“Super hero” work sheet for Mighty Matts (3-6yrs)

Posted on: January 17th, 2021 by David Finch

We have now uploaded a fun work sheet for our Mighty Matts (3-6yrs) to show that they can be a “Super Hero” at home.

Have lots of fun as a family doing this and let us know how you get on.

The work sheet can be found:

  • By logging in to this website
  • The Facebook group for our members

Get to know your Instructors

Posted on: January 7th, 2021 by MFKent

Every Friday one of the Instructing team will be taking over the MF Kent Instagram account to answer any questions you may have.

You may wish to ask them about their own training, what got them started, any high / low points or just what is their favourite food? It is up to you!

We are starting this Friday (8th Jan) with Mr Levermore!

If you are not on Instagram do follow: @matt_fiddes_kent

Tag-testing starts this week

Posted on: March 3rd, 2020 by David Finch

We will start tag-testing this week for the upcoming grading day on Sunday, 29th March.

As always, if we feel a student is ready to move up to the next level we will add a black tag to their belt and issue a grading letter.  Please do not worry if your son / daughter does not receive a tag.  We have plenty of time for you to practice at home or they may just need a little extra time.

Here are the details of the grading day:

  • Sunday, 29th March 2020
  • Canterbury Primary School, Canterbury
  • Mighty Matts – 9:30am (start)
  • Juniors & Adults – 10:15am (start)
  • Panel Grading – 12:00 – 3:00pm (for red-stripe – deputy black students only)

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NEWS/BLOG

Canterbury Classes - 14th April. More »

Update from Master Finch (6th April). More »

NEW Shop - now live!. More »

Weekly Update from Master Finch (29th March). More »

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