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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!

Staplehurst – Thurs, 19th Dec

Posted on: December 13th, 2019 by David Finch

Holiday class timetable – STAPLEHURST

Thursday, 19th December 2019

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

Please remember this is the last class of 2019 and we return on Thursday, 9th January 2020.

If you are not able to make the class, on behalf of the entire MF Kent Team, have a wonderful festive period and we look forward to seeing you in 2020!

Wednesday, 27th Nov – CANTERBURY

Posted on: November 27th, 2019 by David Finch
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CANTERBURY CLASSES – Wednesday, 27th November 2019

All classes will be held in the main school building this evening (the same hall we run the Sunday classes).

Normal times.

See you soon

 

Christmas timetable

Posted on: November 18th, 2019 by David Finch
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Class timetable over the Christmas period

8th December – Grading Day (Canterbury)

  • 22nd December – Last class of 2019
  • 5th January – First class of 2020
  • (no classes 23rd December ~ 4th January 2020 inclusive)

ALL classes outside of these dates in December and January will run as normal.

 

On behalf of the MF Kent Team we would like to wish you all a wonderful festive period.

Championship success

Posted on: November 14th, 2019 by David Finch

International Championships 2020 – Bath University

After months of preparation, hard work, highs and lows we finally made the journey to Bath for the Matt Fiddes International Championships.  This was the biggest and most exciting championships to date with over 650 competitors from as far afield as Australia!

We may have been small in number but the spirit with which we competed was outstanding.  There were some excellent performances across the board and I think it is true to say that each and every team member did their very best.

As usual, out intrepid team of parents, friends and Instructors were incredible and a huge part of the MF Kent Team success.  Thank you one and all.

Here is the team:

  • Brear Homewood (Canterbury) – 1 x bronze
  • Charlie Hinder (Canterbury) – 1 x silver
  • Millie-Rose Hinder (Canterbury) – 1 x bronze
  • Jack Calvert (Canterbury) – 2 x bronze
  • Evie-Sue Lewis (Canterbury) – 2 x bronze
  • John Boon (Canterbury)
  • Josh Boon (Canterbury)
  • Emily Calder (Canterbury) – 3 x gold, 1 x bronze
  • Kalle Homewood (Canterbury) – 1 x silver
  • Henry Ross-Phillips (Canterbury) – 1 x bronze
  • Hugo Ross-Phillips (Canterbury)
  • Allegra Beaton (Maidstone) – 1 x gold
  • Kendra Beaton (Maidstone)

Our championships are open to ALL students, all ages and all locations so it would be fantastic to see more of our wonderful students from all over Kent.  Look out for the dates for 2020 and all the training days we have available just for the team.

No classes: 7th – 10th Nov

Posted on: October 17th, 2019 by David Finch

Due to the International Championships and National Instructor Training there will be no classes on the following dates:

  • 7th Nov: Staplehurst
  • 8th Nov: Maidstone
  • 9th Nov: Broomfield
  • 10th Nov: Canterbury

There is still time to enter the International Championships (9th Nov, Bath).  If you are interested or just curious please speak to your Instructor asap.

Many thanks

Instructor & Junior Instructor Session – 10th Nov

Posted on: October 7th, 2019 by David Finch

Training with Grandmaster Murphy & Master Fiddes

Sunday, 10th November 2019

St Joseph’s Catholic College, Swindon

We would like to invite all of our Instructors & Juniors Instructors (aged 13yrs & above) to a unique morning of training with Grandmaster Murphy, Master Fiddes and our colleagues from Australia.

This session is open to all Instructors and Junior Instructors aged 13yrs & above.

Here are the details:

*Sunday, 10th November 2019

 * St Joseph’s Catholic College, Swindon

 Time:                 

  • 0900hrs                –              registration
  • 0930hrs                –              line-up & welcome
  • 1300hrs                –              end of training

Bring:   

  • Full uniform
  • Sparring kit
  • Grading book

Registration:      please send names & belt level to Master Finch (kent@mattfiddes.com) no later than 1st November 2019

Belt presentations

Posted on: September 24th, 2019 by David Finch
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We are very excited to be able to present new belts and certificates from today (Tuesday, 24th) onward.

Feel free to bring along family and friends and your cameras and share in everyone’s wonderful successes.

For our new 1st Degree & above students we will let you know when presentations will be.

See you in class!

Master Finch

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