Belt Promotion, Weapons Rotation

Posted on January 13, 2023

We have two important updates regarding our next belt promotion test and our next weapons rotation, as well as with a few minor schedule changes that go along with each of them.

BELT PROMOTION EVENT:
Our next belt promotion test will be on Saturday, January 28, beginning at 9:30 a.m. for students who have met the class requirements and earned all their colored stripes. Students who have met requirements will receive a permission slip and a link for the test fee (for promotion to the next color belt only — tests for a black or white stripe belt have no fees). This will be a group event for both our evening and the A+ After School families. We have a potentially large group of students who could be ready, so if you’re not sure if your student is close, you can check with the front desk (evening families) or after school staff to see where they are for classes and stripes.

Test Ready =
40 + classes. All 5 colored stripes.
Permission slip returned and any test fee paid before the test date.

Because of the test, there will be no stripe testing or open gym on Saturday, Jan. 28. Total Fitness Classes are still on at 8:00 a.m.

WEAPONS ROTATION:
We’ll be wrapping up our current Nunchuck rotation next week, Jan. 17. We’re taking the following week off to prepare for our next seminar and rotation, which will be on the exciting art of the Bokken (sword). We’ll start with a one-hour introductory seminar, followed by an 8 week class rotation.

  • Open to students 7 years old and up and at least a Gold Belt
  • Introductory seminar on January 31 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. There are options for the seminar only for students who already own a bokken and for seminar plus either a wood or foam weapon. Foam weapons are recommended for students 10 and under or for older students who are new to weapons training. There will be no sparring for ages 11 and up on January 31; Sparring for ages 4-10 will be held at 5:00. Register using these links:
    Bokken Seminar – Wood Bokken $58.00
    • Bokken Seminar – Foam Bokken – $58.00
    • Bokken Seminar Only – Bring Your Own Weapon – $35.00
  • Bokken Class – Tuesdays from 5:30-6:10 p.m. from February 7 – April 4.
    • Cost – $60.00 one time charge covers the whole rotation
    • Register here: Bokken Rotation Registration

We’ll have sample weapons available at the front desk next week if you want to check them out, and we’re always happy to answer your questions.

Closed Tonight 12/22…

Posted on December 22, 2022

Hi MPK Families… with the wind, cold, and snow continuing today with travel advisories in effect, we’ve decided to cancel all classes for tonight, Thurs., December 22. We’re closed next week for the holidays, so we look forward to seeing you all back in class on our normal schedule beginning Mon., January 2, 2023.

Have a safe and happy holiday season, and we’ll see you in the new year!

Reminders for the Holidays

Posted on December 20, 2022

Just a quick reminder of the upcoming Holiday schedule. We will be open this week through Thursday evening classes. We will be closed, starting Friday, December 23 through Sunday, Jan 1.

We reopen for evening classes on Monday, January 2, 2023.

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OPEN Tonight for Normal Classes

Posted on December 15, 2022

Happy snow day to everyone! I hope you all get a chance to enjoy it.

MPK WILL BE OPEN this evening for our normal classes today. Staff should be in by 4:30 or so.

Also, a BIG shout-out to all the MPK instructors and staff who have really stepped up to fill in the gaps as I recover from a recent shoulder surgery. My plan is to be back into the studio with limited activity for a visit, next week. After winter break, my plan is to be back on the floor with the help of other instructors, as I will still be very limited for a while. I truly miss all my MPK Peeps and hope to see you all soon!!

Happy Holidays & Happy Snow Day,

Mr. A

TONIGHT! New Schedule Begins…

Posted on December 12, 2022

A reminder that our new evening schedule begins TONIGHT!

We have added another Little Kickers class (for no belts and white belts), beginning at 5pm in an effort to better serve our karate community.

The complete new schedule effective Dec. 12, 2022, is available on our Class Schedule page. Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in the studio!

MPK Gear for the Holidays

Posted on November 16, 2022

MPK logo gear makes a great holiday gift for the martial artist in your life. The annual MPK Holiday Store is now open! You can order specialty items that we don’t keep in stock like hoodies, jackets, hats, shirts, beanies, and more, all decked out with the MPK Logo. You can even add your own name to some items, as well.

The site will be open until NOON on November 28. Be sure to check out your options here: MPK Holiday Store

Please let us know if things you order are for gifts and we will keep them hidden.

THANKSGIVING WEEK SCHEDULE…

  • Monday and Tuesday classes will be held as normal.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 23rd – no regular evening classes, but we will have open gym from 5:00 – 6:30. All students are welcome to come in and work on the skills on their card. For Little Kickers, parents can join their students on the mat to help out.
  • Thursday, Nov. 24th – closed
  • Saturday, Nov. 26th – no stripe testing, but there will be Total Fitness class at 8:00

If you have any questions or need more information, we’re happy to help!