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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

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)

Half-term classes

Posted on: February 15th, 2020 by David Finch

All classes will be running as usual this week during this half term.

If you are away, have a lovely half-term and we look forward to seeing you all back in class ready to work hard towards the Grading in March (29th, Canterbury) and the South-East Championships (26th April, Burgess Hill).

Staplehurst Classes (20th Feb)

  • Mighty Matts & Juniors – 4:00pm
  • Seniors – 5:00pm (class will be in the large sports hall)
  • Black Belt Class – 5:45 – 6:30pm

Christmas timetable

Posted on: November 18th, 2019 by David Finch

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.

CLICK HERE to access the new complete 2021 curriculum

If you would like the specific syllabus for Mighty Matts, Juniors & Adults or Black Belts please e-mail us for the link

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