Thanksgiving Schedule

Posted on November 22, 2017

We have an adjustment to our normal schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday that we want to make sure everyone remembers.

Wednesday 11/22:

  • Little Kicker class from 5-5:30
  • Open Gym from 5:30-6:45 for junior and adult students – make a plan and come in to work individually on your cards
  • Yoga from 7-8:00

We’ll be closed for the holiday Thursday through Sunday and back to our normal class schedule on Monday, 11/27.

Also, just a quick reminder that our next test for those promoting to Gold Stripe through Brown Stripe is coming soon on Saturday, Dec. 16. If you have, or will have, all your classes and still need to earn stripes, be sure to sign up on the board for a Saturday stripe test time, and consider using the open gym time to practice. You will get a class stamp for open gym if you’re here and working hard for at least 45 minutes.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Jeni Risgaard, Front Desk Coordinator

Karate Camp Nov. 9

Posted on November 8, 2017

We have a special schedule for Thursday the November 9. We have scheduled a Karate Camp for tomorrow. If you have not signed up yet and would like your students to participate, please stop in at the front desk to sign up — it’s $40 for the day. All students will need to pack a lunch. MPK will provide a morning and afternoon snack.

Karate Camp Schedule
7:30 – 8:00 am – Open for drop off
3:30 – 4:00 pm – Student pick up
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Thursday Night Schedule
5:00 – 5:30 pm – Regular Little Kicker classes
5:30 – 6:45 pm – OPEN GYM
7:00 – 8:00 pm – Total Fitness Training

Open gym is a chance for students to come in and focus on card requirements on their own. We will have Black Belts on the floor to assist and answer questions as they come up. All students ages 8 and up may take advantage of this OPEN GYM time. Typically we will see students for 30 to 45 minutes on days where we have open gym.

Have a great day!

— Mr. Armstrong, Midwest Professional Karate

Yoga, Self-Defense, Super Sunday, Ninja Night!

Posted on November 2, 2017

Here are a few updates to our class schedule and a couple of events to note:

  • Yoga classes have started, and there are now three opportunities per week to take this class – Sunday evenings at 4:30pm, Wednesday evenings at 7pm and Saturday mornings at 7am. These are on the same punch card system as our Total Fitness Classes. If you’d like more information, stop at the front desk any time.
  • Adult Self Defense class will move to Monday night at 7pm beginning next week, November 6. This is open to any student age 18 and up and focuses on practical use of martial arts skills for self defense techniques.
  • Super Sunday Black Belt training will be Sunday Evening, November 19 from 5:30 to 7pm for all Brown and Black Belts.
  • Ninja Night is this Friday, November 3rd from 6-9 p.m. We still have a couple of spots open, so sign up quickly if you’re interested. We’ll be playing games, having pizza, and watching the movie, Boss Baby. All kids kindergarten and up are welcome – $20 for the first child and $15 for buddies.

Have a great week!

Important Updates

Posted on October 9, 2017

Here is some information and updates on what’s going on here at MPK.

  • Belt Promotion Test – There will be no regular classes except Total Fitness Training on Saturday, October 21, so we can hold a belt promotion test for those testing for Gold Stripe through Brown Stripe belts. You still have a couple of weeks to meet your class requirements and earn any stripes you need to qualify for the test. For those testing, please arrive by 9:15 to get warmed up for a 9:30 start, and don’t forget your full uniform. Families are welcome to attend and cheer these students on.
  • Super Sunday – We will have a Black Belt training session on Sunday evening, October 22, from 5:30 to 7pm. This is open to all Brown and Black Belts. For those of you who have come to other Super Sundays, please note the new 5:30pm start time. There will be a yoga class running from 4:30 to 5:30, so please come in and go to the red mats to warm up quietly until that class is done.
  • Karate Camp – We will be running an all-day Karate Camp on Thursday, November 9 (no-school day for Deforest/Windsor). Camp is open to all kids in Kindergarten or older. Drop off is 7:30-8 a.m. with an 8:00 start time, and pick up is 4:00 pm. Students should bring a lunch and snack and wear their uniforms and belts – A+ After School kids can change into uniform when they arrive. We’ll have a variety of martial arts activities and games throughout the day. Cost for the camp is $40 for the first student, and $32 each for siblings. Space is limited and students will be enrolled on a first come first served basis – there are 20 spots still open. Sign up at the front desk soon if you’re interested. We will have three additional camps on no-school days on Jan 15, Feb 5, and Apr 16, 2018.
  • AutoPay – We have our automatic payments set up and running for credit and debit cards. If you pay monthly, we encourage you to take advantage of this easy payment method. You can set up your credit card information in the MPK portal, and we just need a signed authorization to get it started (we are not yet able to ACH payments, but that will be coming).

    Go to MPK Portal Authorization Form (PDF)


See you in class!

Jeni Risgaard, Front Desk Coordinator

New Rotation for Leadership/Weapons Team

Posted on September 20, 2017

We have a new rotation for our Leadership Weapons Team beginning on Saturday, September 30. Our weapon this time will be Escrima sticks. We’ll work with both double and single sticks on a variety of drills and techniques to work hand-eye coordination, footwork, and other skills.

Students are eligible to participate if they are 8 years or older and at least Gold Belt rank. We will have the standard wood sticks or a foam option available for our younger or students.

We’re excited about this rotation,as it’s been several years since we last worked with sticks outside of Black Belt training. This weapon is a lot of fun and builds skills that will also help students develop in their regular curriculum.

  • Class Times: Tuesdays from 5-5:45pm and Saturdays from 9-9:45am
  • Dates: September 30, 2017 through January 13, 2018 (we are extending it beyond three months due to the holidays in November and December)
  • Class Cost: $60 for the full rotation
  • Weapon Cost: $25 plus tax for a set of two wood sticks with case or $18 plus tax for a set of two foam sticks

A sign up sheet is available at the front desk for the rotation and weapons order. We hope to see a lot of new faces for this fun opportunity!

Super Sunday Change (Now 9/17)

Posted on September 15, 2017

We recently put out a notice for a Super Sunday Black Belt training session on the 23rd. Our apologies… due to a scheduling conflict, we will not be having class that night.

It’s short notice, but we will be running a Super Sunday class this weekend instead – Sunday, Sept. 17, from 5-6:30 pm for any of you who can make it.