Posts Tagged ‘Sport Development’

Self-defence with Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

Posted on: January 16th, 2018 by David Finch

We are delighted to be working with Maidstone Grammar School for Girls this year, delivering self-defence P.E. lessons to year 11.

The classes got off to a fantastic start today and will continue for the next 3-mths working on everything from basic self-defence principles, basic strikes and some fun fitness.  Well done ladies!

South-East Championships

Posted on: April 3rd, 2017 by David Finch

The South-East Championships is a really exciting day for all students and families to come together and demonstrate their passion, determination, skill and sportsmanship.  This is an excellent opportunity for students of all ages and experience to show their talents.

This year we have the chance to take part in a tournament relatively close to home and we are looking to take a team of 30 students.  The details are:

Edenbridge Leisure Centre, Edenbridge

Sunday, 7th May 2017

This is open to all students from Purple Belt and above with categories for:

  • Hand-Drills
  • Extreme Kicking Combination
  • Sparring
  • Forms
  • Pair Forms
  • Kick-Boxing

To enter simply follow the link, complete and hand in the form and money to Master Finch.

In class we will be dedicating time towards this exciting event.  If you are unsure or have any questions please do speak to an Instructor or any students who have taken part in such events.

Come and be a part of team MF Kent!

Busy end of the school year with more visits

Posted on: July 24th, 2016 by David Finch

The 2015/16 academic year ended with an exciting week of school visits and Martial Arts P.E. lessons.

Monday, 18th saw a visit to The Canterbury Primary School as part of their “Do What You Want” week.  Years 2-5 all participated in a fun, self-defence based Martial Arts class – the effort and concentration throughout was exceptional.  We are very much looking forward to working with this school even more next year.

Shortly after, we visited Ashford Oaks Primary School as part of the Charles Harris Olympic Legacy Programme.  This legacy is designed to introduce children to sports and activities that they would not normally participate in.  Congratulations to all the children and staff for their energetic participation.

Student nominated for Sports Award

Posted on: July 24th, 2016 by David Finch

Congratulations to Aryana Anisi from our Canterbury Adult class who was recently nominated for the Unsung Hero Award at the Canterbury Partnership Sports Awards.

Aryana was nominated for her dedication and commitment to Martial Arts.  For 3yrs, Aryana helped at the Blean Primary School Breakfast Martial Arts Club on both Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Whilst she continues her regular training at our Canterbury School, on behalf of the MF Kent Team and the children at Blean Primary School we would like to thank Aryana for all of her help and dedication.

Yr6 Fun at Barham Primary School

Posted on: June 18th, 2016 by David Finch

We were delighted to be invited to teach the Yr6 children of Barham C of E Primary School on Friday as part of their activity day.  This was a special day organised with the Canterbury School Sports Partnership and gave the children and chance to try new and diverse activities such as American Football, water-based netball (not water polo!) and of course Martial Arts.

Well done to all the children and it was wonderful to see everyone tackle all the challenges like a true Black Belt.

MF Kent part of Junior Sport Development Camp: “Making Winners”

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014 by David Finch

The Canterbury Academy is running a pilot project looking at developing talent within sport. The aim of the project is to provide an experience for talented children that will get them thinking, working hard on sports related skills and most importantly having fun in an inspiring environment. The programme is designed to develop the sporting potential of a selected number of young children in the local area. The target age range is for Year 5 pupils (9/10 year olds) and we have selected a group of 28 children to make up the first intake.

The aim is to give these talented 10 year olds an experience that will provide them with some core physical and mental skills that will help them succeed in sport and other walks of life whilst maintaining the fun element that is so important for all of us involved in sport. A key part of the programme will be looking at what it takes to be a winner in sport and to ensure that the children know how to win and lose with dignity. In this day and age of high stakes in sport, some of the traditional values associated with sportsmanship and fair play have become blurred and we will work very hard to have this as a key foundation to the programme.

MF Kent has been selected to provide Martial Arts tuition for the duration of the course to teach the children not only the key physical skills that can be of benefit in all physical activities (balance, flexibility, agility etc) but also the vital mental skills such as self-control, determination, focus & much more.

The Canterbury Academy works with a number of sports clubs, coaches and national governing bodies and this pilot project will aim to bring a whole host of partners together to help inspire some of Canterbury’s future sporting stars.

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