4th of July Parade Notes

Posted on June 19, 2024

In the 30 years that MPK has been in business, one of our favorite things that we look forward to is marching in the 4th of July parade. This will be our 28th year participating! Following is the information if you and/or your student would like to partake in this fun experience:

Thursday, July 4th @ 10 am. Please arrive at the high school no later than 9:30am!


  • Karate pants
  • MPK t-shirt (or MPK summer camp shirt)
  • Karate belt (if you have one)
  • Comfortable shoes that won’t come off (no flip-flops)
  • A water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Pick up will be at Christ Lutheran Church after the parade (220 S Main St, DeForest, WI 53532)

If you would like to participate, just stop by the front desk to sign-up!


  • We are looking for at least six parents to join us and bring wagons to hold water, candy, etc… Of course, we welcome any adult that would like to participate!
  • Students will do a martial arts routine during the parade — practice for this will be during class (it is age/belt level appropriate)

We can’t wait for this exciting celebration! Please let us know if you have any questions.

— Front Desk Staff

Summer 2024 Announcements

Posted on June 7, 2024

As we dive into summer, we have some important reminders and updates for you:

  • Test Week: Next week is Test Week! Eligible students will have the opportunity to earn their forms stripe (yellow) on Wednesday and Thursday. If your student is unable to attend or isn’t ready, don’t worry—there will be more chances to test in the future.
  • Class Schedule: Our evening class schedule will remain unchanged throughout the summer. No need to worry about any adjustments to class times!
  • Summer Attire: With the warmer weather, students are welcome to wear just their MPK t-shirts all summer long. However, they can continue wearing their gi if they prefer.
  • MPK t-shirts are available for $15.00 on the MPK App or at the front desk. (Youth Sizes & Adult Sizes)
  • Belt Promotion Testing: Mark your calendars! Belt Promotion Testing for all eligible students will take place during the week of August 12th. This is an exciting event and a significant achievement for our students, so we hope everyone can attend.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We’re wishing you all a safe and fun-filled summer!

Closed Saturday, 6/1

Posted on May 31, 2024

Due to a scheduling change with our parking lot maintenance contractor, we are sorry to let you know we will be CLOSED on Saturday, June 1, while the parking lot is resealed. It is a very messy and smelly process! We apologize for any inconvenience…

REMINDER: Ninja Night this Saturday!

Posted on May 10, 2024

Get ready for our exciting Ninja Night for 8-12 year olds coming up THIS SATURDAY, May 11!

What’s Ninja Night? Ninja Night is three hours of super fun and engaging martial arts games and activities, followed by a pizza party and a movie! It’s an event that kids absolutely love and look forward to every time.

Who’s Eligible? Kids ages 8-12 are invited to participate, along with a buddy in the same age group. Bring a friend and share the excitement!

Students can bring a buddy for $20 – use code MPKBuddy at the checkout
Limited Spots Available: Spots fill up quickly, so make sure to REGISTER HERE and secure your spot. Don’t miss out on this awesome experience!

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024
Time: 6-9 PM
Location: 7125 River Rd, DeForest, WI 53532

We can’t wait to see you there! If you have any questions, feel free to email us or stop by the front desk.

It’s Test Week!

Posted on April 15, 2024

Testing for the next belt level begins. For those who have successfully earned all their stripes, we will be distributing permission slips to eligible students this coming week. If you have not received your slip by Wednesday, please visit the front desk to obtain a promotion slip. We kindly request that both a parent and a teacher sign the slip, ensuring that our students are consistently meeting expectations not only within the studio but also at home and school.

Here is our test schedule for the week of April 15. Please arrive 15 early to prepare for testing. Tests will all start promptly at 5:30 each day. Test run times are estimates. Wear full uniform, tops and bottoms.

  • MONDAY, April 15, 5:30pm — Little Kickers (ages 4-7): White black stripe, Gold, Gold white stripe, Gold black stripe; test will take approximately 60 minutes.
  • WEDNESDAY, April 17, 5:30pm — Youth/Adult (ages 8 and up): White black stripe, Gold black stripe; Orange black stripe; test will take approximately 60 minutes.
  • THURSDAY, April 18, 5:30pm — Youth/Adult (ages 8 and up): Green through Brown stripe; test will take approximately 90 minutes.

Blue Belts and higher remember to prepare your sparring gear. There will be extra traffic and families so please plan accordingly when you arrive. Best of luck to all our students this week!

— Mr. Armstrong & Frond Desk Staff

2024-25 After School Registration

Posted on April 10, 2024

On April 16 from 6-8pm we’ll open registration for our After School program for the 2024-25 school year. We are asking parents to please come back for registration.

Our program has been designed to not only instill discipline, confidence, and respect but also to provide a fun and engaging environment where students can grow both physically and mentally. With our expert instructors and comprehensive curriculum, we aim to empower every participant to reach their fullest potential.

Here are the key registration details:

Full-Time (4-5 days per week)

  • 1 Student: $410
  • 2 Students: $779
  • 3 Students: $1,128

Part-Time (3 days per week)

  • 1 Student: $380
  • 2 Students: $722
  • 3 Students: $1,045

Snack Account (Paid Monthly) or Bring your Snack from Home

  • 5 day: $40
  • 4 day: $32
  • 3 day: $24

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns by emailing afterschool@karatedeforest.com.