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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

February 100k Challenge

Posted on: February 1st, 2021 by David Finch

GOAL

  • To complete 100,000 kicks before 10pm on 28th February 2021 as a team

WHO CAN TAKE PART?

  • This is open to all students and families – the more the merrier

HOW DO WE REGISTER?

  • To take part simply send the names of everyone taking part to Master Finch (07980308952 or kent@mattfiddes.com).  If you are taking part as a family please send your family name (you can give yourself a team name if you wish!)

HOW DO WE RECORD THE KICKS?

  • All kicks must be performed either on a pad / cushion
  • All kicks must be at least waist height
  • You must put your foot on the ground after each kick
  • You can perform any kick you wish
  • You add both your left and right leg together for everyone taking part
  • Kicks that are performed in our Martial Arts classes do not count towards the total
  • Text or e-mail your daily total to Master Finch

HOW DO WE KNOW THE TOTAL?

  • Each day we will post online (Facebook) the running total and who has the highest individual / family total. 

PRIZE FOR THE HIGHEST TOTAL…

  • There is a prize for the individual or family who record the highest number of kicks

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

Hints & tips for home learning

Posted on: January 8th, 2021 by David Finch

This article published by @BBCNews contains information on home schooling, useful websites and practical tips on structuring your day which some parents may find useful:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55549072

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)

South-East Championships – 26th April 2020

Posted on: January 6th, 2020 by David Finch

South-East Championships – Burgess Hill

26th April 2020

On-line registration is now open for the 2020 South-East Championships to be held in Burgess Hill.  To register simply click here.

15% DISCOUNT if you register in January!

As well as all the usual exciting categories there are one or two small changes:

  • There is no wave-master category for Mighty Matts
  • Instead there is a 5 x Kick combo category
  • There are hand-drill categories for ALL BELT LEVELS
  • There are more sparring categories

Watch out for training dates and in the meantime be sure to enter in January to receive your 15% discount!

Happy New Year & welcome back

Posted on: January 5th, 2020 by David Finch

Happy New Year to you all!  I hope you managed to have a good rest and spend some valuable time with family and friends.  2020 is going to be an exciting year for everyone so I hope you are all ready!

Classes re-start this evening in Canterbury and as normal across our other locations this week (Ashford will re-start on Tuesday, 14th Jan).

We look forward to seeing you all soon and seeing what the new year brings!

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