Weapons Rotation Sign Up

Posted on April 22, 2021

We’re super excited for our kama seminar next Wednesday! If you are interested in joining this weapons rotation, you’ll need to order kamas and sign up for the class.

If you have ordered kamas at the front desk, you can pay in the app’s Shop section or using this link.

If you are interested in the seminar next Wednesday, you’ll need to sign up in the app’s Events section, or using this link.
The seminar is optional, but it’s always a great jump start for the rest of the rotation. It is on April 28 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

You can sign up for the kama rotation classes in the app’s Events section, or using this link. The classes will meet from May 5 to June 23, from 5:45 pm to 6:15 pm.

After School 4-Day

Posted on March 20, 2021

Happy Spring! The DeForest Area School District is opening up to 4 days per week next quarter, so we’re also covering those days with our After School program. It’s a great place for kids to go after school and get in some martial arts training!

The 4-day-per-week program will start on Monday, April 5, and will run through Friday, June 4. The program will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, at a rate of $20 per day.

Our Virtual Learning Camp will also be open on Wednesdays when the kids aren’t at school in person. The rate for Virtual Learning Camp is $47 per day.

Registration for both After School and Virtual Learning Camp can be found in the MPK app. You can browse through our programs on the home page, or use the menu button in the bottom right corner and select Memberships.

If you have questions about either program, please contact our program director, Heather, at afterschool@karatedeforest.com.

A Few Notes Moving Forward

Posted on March 3, 2021

With our updated schedule, we’re seeing a lot more students in each class. It’s amazing that we’ve come this far! With our increased numbers, we do ask that you continue to sign up for classes in advance — this helps us a ton with planning and staffing.

Also a friendly reminder that the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced students now start class at 5:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays — moved up a bit from 5:35 pm.

A lot of you may have already seen them, but we’ve made some changes to the home screen on the MPK app. Class signup is now easier to access, just select the calendar icon from the menu bar. We’ve also fixed the issues some of you were having signing up for Little Kicker class after the schedule change. If anyone still has trouble with the class signup, please let us know so we can get it resolved.

We will continue to offer online classes as well on the same schedule as the in-person classes. Please try to sign up in advance so we can staff for it. If you have any problems getting into the Zoom meeting, feel free to give us a call at 608-846-5111 and we’ll help you figure out what’s going on.

Back to Operating at 50% Capacity

Posted on February 26, 2021

We have updated our evening schedule. Earlier this month, the rule limiting us to 10 students per class section was lifted and we are now allowed to operate at 50% of our maximum capacity.

To add more value to your memberships and give students more opportunities to attend class, we are changing our evening class schedule. The new schedule goes into effect beginning Monday, March 1.

You’ll find our new schedule here. You can click to view a PDF and download or print it if you like. Everyone will have class three times per week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to all three classes — twice per week is a good benchmark to hit for attendance.

We will continue to offer online classes on the same schedule as the in-person classes.

Please continue to sign up in advance for in-person and online classes. We will have space for everyone in our in-person classes, this just helps us plan ahead so we can staff accordingly.

Thank you!

UPDATE: Open Wednesday!

Posted on February 17, 2021

EVENING CLASSES will resume beginning tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 17.

All After School and MPK Virtual Day Camp classes resume on Monday, Feb. 22.

Thank you all for your understanding and support. As we go forward please remember that we all can help reduce the spread by doing our part. We will make it through this and come out stronger.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

— Mr. Armstrong

Virtual Classes for Week of Feb. 15-18

Posted on February 15, 2021

I hope everyone is staying warm. Just reminding everyone that we will be hosting classes via Zoom for the remainder of this week. We will be following the normal evening schedule for your class please use the link attached to log into your class this week.

With the updated quarantining guidelines, we may be able to come back a bit sooner, but only if we have met the standards. As I was the only staff member from MPK to be close contact I am getting tested to make sure we are following protocol. So far I have had 1 negative test and am waiting for the second test result.

Zoom Link for your class this week: ZOOM LINK

View our class schedule: MPK Schedule

Thanks to everyone for all your understanding. This is not where we want to be, but we will bounce back!

— Mr. Armstrong