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Thursday, 5th March – no classes

Posted on: March 3rd, 2020 by David Finch
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Thursday, 5th March 2020

REMINDER – there are no classes this week due to the school being used.

We will start tag-testing next week (12th March).

Practice – practice – practice

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!

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.

CLASSES HAVE RETURNED -

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