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NEW Grading procedure for Black Belts (2020 onwards)

Posted on: November 18th, 2019 by David Finch
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NEW Grading Procedure for 1st Degree & above

Following a review of how the MF Organsation tests our current Black Belts there will be a small change to the logistics of testing candidates from 2020 onward.

From next year ALL candidates who are currently 1st Dan & above will be required to attend one central location for testing.  Here are the details:

Dates: 21st March & 26th September only

Venue: North Solihull Sports Centre, B37 5LA

Time: 1:00 ~ 5:00pm

Forcandidates who are currently 1st Dan & above only

Application form: there will be a separate Black Belt Application form which will need to be handed in prior to the Grading.

All other requirements for testing will remain the same.  Please note:

  • This is NOT applicable to candidates who are Deputy Black Belt applying for 1st Degree black Belt
  • 1st Degree & above candidates will NOT be allowed to attend any other Panel Grading dates

 

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.

Classes – school holidays (21st~27th Oct)

Posted on: October 21st, 2019 by David Finch

All classes are running as normal this week (21st – 27th Oct) and we look forward to seeing you all there.

Staplehurst Classes

These will now run from the PRIMARY SCHOOL during the school holidays at the following times:

  • 4:00pm : Mighty Matts & Juniors
  • 4:45pm : Seniors
  • 5:45 – 6:30pm : Black Belt Class

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

27th Oct : Championship Training

9th Oct : International Championships (Bath)

7th – 10th Nov : no classes

8th Dec : Grading Day (Canterbury)

14th Dec : Christmas Party

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

Staplehurst – 24th Oct

Posted on: October 15th, 2019 by David Finch

NEW SCHOOL HOLIDAY VENUE

Thursday, 24th October 2019

Usually, we move our classes to the Village Centre during the school holidays.  However, I am delighted to say that we will now be staying at the Primary School .

We will keep to the earlier timetable with a couple of small changes:

  • 4:00 – 4:45pm – Mighty Matts & Juniors
  • 4:45 – 5:45pm – Seniors
  • 5:45 – 6:30pm – Black Belt class

All classes will remain in the Junior Hall.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Due to the International Championships being held in Bath as well as National Instructor Training over this period there will be no classes on Thursday, 7th November 2019.

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

Welcome back

Posted on: August 26th, 2019 by David Finch

On behalf of the MF Kent Team we hope you have all had a lovely summer break and are rested and raring to go.

All our classes are back on as normal from this week and we look forward to seeing you there and working towards your next goal.

Staplehurst classes – we are back at the Primary School from next week (5th Sept).

NEWS UPDATE

Canterbury classes – please remember a change of venue from 1st September onwards to the Canterbury Primary school.

NEW classes opening in Herne Bay from 3rd September onwards.

For more information please speak to your instructor or e-mail: kent@mattfiddes.com

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