Get Going with the MPK App!

Posted on October 5, 2018

As we enjoy this wacky fall weather, we’d like to offer an opportunity to assist you in setting up your memberships on the new MPK DeForest App. We are very excited to transition to this new platform as we head into the fall.

One big benefit of the new platform is it very secure. Also, with the efficiency of the app, we will have more time to serve you on the mat where we really like to spend our time.

To get the app loaded on your device, head to the App store for Android or Apple and search MPK DeForest. You will then be asked to enter your email and the studio code — 608-846-5111.

On Saturday morning, October 6, we will have staff here to assist you in migrating from our old platform to the MPK App. There are several different programs and people have different rates depending on how long you have been a member. We will help you get set up and answer your questions. Expect about 5 to 10 minutes to complete the migration. Staff will be available from 9am-noon Saturday morning.

— Jeni Risgaard, Front Desk Coordinator

School In-Service Days

Posted on September 27, 2018

This year there are four days which are in-service days with no school this year. MPK will be offering a full-day camp on each of these days.

  • October 1
  • January 21
  • February 4
  • April 19

GET A DISCOUNT when you sign up for all 4 days!

  • $145 for all 4 days
  • $111 for 3 days
  • $75 for 2 days
  • $40 for 1 day

Here’s how you can register:

  • Download the MPK Deforest app from the Apple store or the Android market.
  • Enter your email
  • Enter the studio code, “608-846-5111”
  • Go to the Events tab
  • Choose MPK Day-camp for School In-Service
  • Enter the requested information (all fields are required to have something in them in order to continue)
  • Pick the number of camps you’d like to enroll in
  • Enter the first student’s information. If registering more than one student, you’ll need to register each of them separately. For additional family members, enter discount code FAMILY2 for the second student and FAMILY3 for each student beyond the second to apply the family discount.
  • Be sure to type Yes or No for each of the camp days in the registration to designate which days you will attend.

You can use the MPK app for taking care of all your membership information and tuition payments.

If you don’t have the app on your phone yet, please visit our online registration to sign up and pay for the camps you would like to attend.

Moving forward, we plan on using the MPK Deforest app for all of our memberships and events, so if you haven’t downloaded it yet, please take a minute to add it and let us know if you have any questions.


— Jeni Risgaard, Front Desk Coordinator

Ninja Night / Parent’s Night Out

Posted on September 23, 2018

You are invited to a fun evening of games, pizza, and a movies at the studio. On Saturday, September 29 from 6-9 pm, we’ll be hosting Ninja Night for kids ages 5 and up. Cost is $20 for the first student and $15 for additional students.

If you’ve already downloaded the MPK Deforest App, you can register in the Events tab using the Parent’s Night Out event. You can download the app at the App Store or Android Market — look for MPK Deforest, enter your name, email, and studio code (608-846-5111), and you’re ready to register for this event and all your other programs.

If you don’t have the app yet, you can click here to register just for this event.

Please note that if you have more than one student attending, you’ll need to register them individually and use the discount code NINJA2 for the 2nd or 3rd participant.

These events are popular and tend to fill up, so if you’re interested in attending, please register soon!

— Jeni Risgaard, Front Desk Coordinator

Uniform Stitching

Posted on September 22, 2018

Hey MPK Families, 2e’ll be sending a batch of uniforms out for stitching this week, so if any of you have a red and black or white and black team uniform that still needs the chest stitching on the top, please drop it at the studio by Wednesday evening. Please also make sure uniforms are labeled with the student’s name so we get them all back to the right people.

If your student doesn’t have another top while this one is out, they can wear their karate t-shirts to class until we get these back.

Jeni Risgaard, Front Desk Coordinator

Please check for shoes…

Posted on September 18, 2018

If you or your kids were in class Monday night (9/17), can you please check if someone accidentally grabbed the wrong shoes on the way out? We’re missing a pair of pink flip flops with silver accents in size 2.

With all the activity in the studio with school starting, it’s a good time to remind everyone to check shoes carefully — a lot of them look very similar and can be mistaken if you don’t look closely.

If you do find the missing flip flops, please drop them off at the desk and we’ll get them back to the right person.

Thanks everyone!

— Jeni Risgaard, Front Desk Coordinator

No Class on Saturday (Labor Day Weekend)

Posted on August 31, 2018

I hope this email finds you all making fun plans for the Labor Day weekend. The studio has been very busy this week with families getting ready for the start of the school year. We will not be open this Saturday September 1. Enjoy the weekend!

A few programming notes for upcoming classes:

Beginning Wednesday students should be back into full uniforms. Please remember to wear white-with-white and black-with-black tops and bottoms. If you need a new uniform the super awesome front desk staff can help set you up.

Our A+ After School Program will be back into full swing beginning Tuesday the 4th! Plan on students just getting used to the program for the first week. We will start wearing uniforms by Thursday of Friday. If you need to drop off snacks or uniforms you may do so as of Tuesday.

Leadership and Weapons classes. We will be ordering our bo’s this weekend for the upcoming INTRO to BO Seminar on the 8th of September. You will need a bo to participate. Please let us know if you need to order one. The seminar will be from 9-9:45 Saturday morning the 8th.

The Leadership Weapons class is a 3 month rotation and cost $60 for the 3 months. We meet every Tuesday at 5 and every Saturday morning at 9. You can sign up on the MPK Deforest app by downloading it from the Android Market or the Apple Store:

Search “MPK Deforest”
Enter your email
Enter the studio code of 608-846-5111
Open the app and register for the class!

Have a great weekend!

— Tony Armstrong, Midwest Professional Karate