Dates for your diary

Posted on: July 26th, 2023 by David Finch

Here are some dates that may be useful when planning the rest of the year.  If you have any questions please speak to your Instructor:

21st – 23rd Aug: Martial Arts summer camp (book here)

21st – 26th Aug: No afternoon / evening classes (annual summer shut-down – with the exception of Reculver School)

3rd Sept: IMC Training – red-stripe belts & above only (book here)​

15th Sept: Fundraising Quiz Night – with a twist (YouTube our hosts)

24th Sept: Colour-belt & Panel Grading Day (venue tbc)

15th Oct: British Championships (enter here) – we will release some extra team training dates very soon

3rd Dec: Colour-belt Grading Day (Canterbury)

23rd Dec – 2nd Jan: No classes (Christmas shut-down)

If you need any sparring kit, uniforms, t-shirts for the summer weather and more, don’t forget to visit our shop and have it delivered to class – SHOP HERE

Don’t forget to subscribe to the new online curriculum and martial arts portal for the most up to date videos of the syllabus and what to practice at home as well as regular training clips.J

Super Summer Kick-A-Thon

Posted on: July 26th, 2023 by David Finch

We are excited to announce the National MF Summer Kick-a-Thon, a fantastic opportunity for all students and instructors to showcase their skills, stay active, whilst raising money for our Australia 2024 team.


Help the UK MF Martial Artist Team compete in Oz! Support our UK martial arts team’s journey to the MF International Championships 2024 in Australia. Help make their dreams a reality.

Here are the essential details you need to know:

Date: The Summer Kick-a-Thon will take place throughout the entire Summer holiday period ending on September 3rd.

Venue: This event can be held in any location convenient for participants. Students can engage in the Kick-a-Thon at home, in parks, or even at our training centers.

Objective: The primary objective of the Kick-a-Thon is to raise funds to support our Australia 2024 team. All money raised will go directly towards covering expenses for the team’s participation in the Australia 2024 Championships.

Participation: We invite all students and instructors to take part in the Summer Kick-a-Thon. It is a wonderful opportunity to challenge oneself, improve techniques, and have fun while contributing to a meaningful cause.

Activity Requirements: To participate, each student is required to set a personal goal for the number of kicks they will complete throughout the Summer holidays. They can choose any kicks they prefer, but it must be witnessed and recorded. This ensures accuracy and transparency in tracking progress. Participants are encouraged to challenge themselves and make the most of this opportunity to enhance their skills.

Registration: To register for the Summer Kick-a-Thon, students should speak to their instructor or email . Upon registration, each student will receive sponsorship forms and recording sheets directly via email or from their instructor. These forms will contain all necessary details, including payment information, to facilitate seamless participation.

Fundraising: The funds raised through the Kick-a-Thon will play a crucial role in supporting our Australia 2024 team. We kindly request participants to reach out to family, friends, and community members for sponsorship. Sponsors can contribute either a fixed amount or pledge a certain amount per kick achieved by the participant.

Let’s work together to surpass our fundraising goals and show our unwavering support for our team! Sponsors can be made via cash or through our crowdfunding page, payments this way will need the name of sponsor and student they are sponsoring as reference.

Let’s kick off the Summer holidays with enthusiasm, dedication, and a strong sense of community and have lots of fun too!

Extra Championship Training – dates booked

Posted on: July 15th, 2023 by David Finch

MF Kent Team Training – The Canterbury Primary School – MAP

In preparation for the upcoming British Championships on 15th October we have arranged for some extra team training for all competitors (all ages and categories). We will, of course, still be training hard within classes – these are to help with that extra preparation and confidence which is important.

Please note the following times:

  • 10:00 – 11:30am (Practice for all ages and categories EXCEPT sparring)
  • 11:30 – 12:30pm (SPARRING practice only)
  • (students who are not sparring are welcome to stay and practice on their own – please note that focus will be on those sparring)

Here are the dates – BOOK NOW

  • Sunday, 17th September
  • Sunday, 1st October
  • Sunday, 8th October


To register for the 2023 championships – CLICK HERE

(Available categories and information can be found here also)

MF Online – NEW online training & curriculum

Posted on: July 3rd, 2023 by David Finch

Are you passionate about martial arts and eager to take your skills to the next level?

Look no further! We are thrilled to introduce you to our brand new online martial arts membership site, MF Online!

MF Online is a virtual platform designed to revolutionize the way you train, learn, and grow in the world of martial arts.

Whether you’re a Mighty Matt’s member or a beginner looking to start your martial arts journey or an experienced practitioner seeking to enhance your techniques, MF Online has something to offer for everyone.

Here’s what makes MF Online stand out from the rest:

Expert-led Video Library: Gain exclusive access to a vast collection of high-quality training videos led by renowned martial arts masters. From fundamental techniques to advanced forms, our extensive video library has you covered.

Training Programs: Tailor your training experience to suit your individual goals and skill level. Our site allows you access to training programs that focus on specific areas of improvement, ensuring you make the most of your practice time.

Live Interactive Classes: Participate in live interactive classes conducted by our expert instructors. Get real-time feedback, ask questions, and engage with a vibrant community of fellow martial artists, fostering a sense of camaraderie and support.

Exclusive Member Benefits: Enjoy exclusive perks and benefits as a MF Online member, including, access to members-only events and seminars, and early bird registration for workshops and competitions.

Convenient and Flexible: With our online membership, you have the flexibility to train whenever and wherever suits you best. Enjoy the convenience of training in the comfort of your own home, fitting your practice seamlessly into your busy lifestyle.

MF Online is committed to providing you with a dynamic and enriching learning experience, empowering you to become the best martial artist you can be.

Sign up for your MF Online membership today and unlock a world of opportunities to enhance your martial arts skills.

Click Here to learn more and join our thriving community.

Embark on your martial arts journey like never before with MF Online.

2023 British Championships

Posted on: June 28th, 2023 by David Finch


GL 1 Leisure Centre, Gloucester


You can now enter the British Championships! We will let you know more details of further team training and how to prepare nearer the time, but for now be sure to book your space.

There are categories for all ages and belts and more details are on the booking form.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to your instructor.

2023 Summer Camp

Posted on: June 27th, 2023 by David Finch

Summer Camp –Canterbury Academy (21st – 23rd August 2023)

After the huge success of previous camps we are excited to announce the dates for this year’s summer camp.


The camp will run for 3 days and you can choose as many days as you wish. The dates are:

  • Monday, 21st August
  • Tuesday, 22nd August
  • Wednesday, 23rd August

Over the course of the camp students will have lots of fun taking part in:

  • Fun martial arts skills & drills
  • Martial arts themed games
  • Team games
  • Board breaking
  • & more

Come and join us for a fun-filled morning of Martial Arts  and lots of other fun games and activities all led by Miss Emily Calder (3rd Dan) & team.  This camp is open to all children aged from 5yrs to 12yrs and families can pick 1, 2 or 3 days.

This camp is running during our annual shut-down week and so will be the ideal time to continue training in a relaxed & fun environment.

For more details and to book – CLICK HERE.

King’s Coronation Weekend – Sat, 6th May

Posted on: April 26th, 2023 by David Finch

Due to the King’s Coronation weekend there will be no classes on Saturday, 6th May 2023.

All other classes before and after this date will continue as normal.

Many thanks

Master Finch

Regional Championships – be part of the team

Posted on: March 28th, 2023 by David Finch

REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – 30th April (Portsmouth)


We will be sending a team to the regional championships in Portsmouth this year (30th April) and will be starting to prepare for this in classes for those wishing to take part:

  • Sunday, 30th April
  • Mounbatten Leisure Centre, Portsmouth – MAP

This event is open to ALL AGES & BELT LEVELS and students can take part in (some categories are limited to age / belt groups):

  • Hand-drills
  • Kick-boxing drill
  • Kicking combo (single & pairs)
  • Forms (single & pairs)
  • Sparring

We will be running 2 x extra training sessions to help prepare the team – CLICK HERE to book your space(s):

  • Tuesday, 11th April (10:00-12:00pm)
  • Sunday, 16th April (10:00-12:00pm)
  • Book now

Please let your instructor know that you are going so that we can tailor your training in class – this is very important. If you have any questions do speak to one of the instructing team.

Canterbury Classes – 25th March

Posted on: March 24th, 2023 by David Finch

All classes on Saturday, 25th March will be held at the PRIMARY SCHOOL (usual times) – CLICK HERE FOR MAP.

We will also be in the Primary School for Saturday, 1st April 2023.

Due to the size of the hall we will not be able to welcome spectators, however there is plenty of viewing space through the windows should you wish.

Grading registration reminder

Posted on: March 15th, 2023 by David Finch


Deadline to register: 23rd March 2023 (midnight)

For those students who have been invited to attend the grading on Sunday, 26th March in Canterbury, please note that the deadline to register is 23rd March 2023 (midnight).  This is for the colour-belt grading (white to blue belt incl.) and the panel grading (red-stripe and above only).


Students who have been invited have been awarded a black tag on their belt in class and received an e-mail / Whatsapp message.  All details for the grading day (location, times etc) are on the web page when you register.

We will send out an e-mail nearer the time to all those registered with further details of the day and a reminder of what to bring (which will include a reminder about bringing your black grading & licence book).

Questions about what a grading is?  Click here for our FAQ’s.

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