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!
Posted on November 15, 2022
REMINDER: No sparring for ages 11 and up tonight, Tues. 11/15, due to our nunchuck seminar. Sparring for ages 10 and under will be at its regular time from 5:00-5:30.
Beginning next week our Tuesday schedule will be:
- 5:00 – 5:30 – Sparring ages 10 and under
- 5:30 – 6:00 – Weapons class
- 6:05 – 6:45 – Sparring ages 11 and up
- 7:00 – 8:00 – Total Fitness Training
For anyone who is still interested in joining the nunchuck seminar and/or the 8-week class, please contact us and we’ll help you get enrolled.
Posted on November 9, 2022
For anyone interested in our weapons program, there’s still time to sign up for both our introductory nunchaku seminar and our 8-week weapons class. Any student aged 7 to adult who is a Gold Belt or higher can enroll (links below).
Nunchaku Seminar – Tuesday, November 15 from 5:30-6:30pm. There will be no sparring class for ages 11 and up on this date, and beginning on Tuesday, November 22, sparring for the older age group will move to the later time slot, from 6:05-6:45pm.
This one hour seminar is the introduction to the weapon and the form we’ll be learning. We’ll cover weapon safety, handling techniques, and a demonstration of the form. We recommend that everyone interested in taking the class also take this seminar, even if you’ve had prior experience. It will give you a refresher on techniques and a jump start on learning the form. There are three registration options:
8-Week Nunchaku Class – November 22 through January 17. Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:00 pm, but excluding December 27th.
If you’d like to see examples of the foam and graphite nunchucks in the different sizes, they’re available at the front desk, and we’re happy to answer any additional questions you have.
Posted on October 31, 2022
Beginning November 1, our regular evening class schedule will change from Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings to Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. Class times will remain the same. Along with this change, our sparring classes will be switched to Tuesday evenings — currently in the same time slots as they’ve been.
Please remember that we’re closed for evening karate classes and yoga tonight 10/31 (Monday night) for Halloween.
- Monday classes begin at 5:00 PM with our Little Kickers program, 5:35 PM youth to adult and 6:15 PM for advanced
- Tuesday sparring begins at 5:00 PM for ages 4-10 and 5:30 for 11 year olds and up.
- Wednesday classes begin at 5:00 PM with our Little Kickers program, 5:35 PM youth to adult and 6:15 PM for advanced.
- Thursday classes begin at 5:00 PM with our Little Kickers program, 5:35 PM youth to adult and 6:15 for advanced.
- Friday – NO Classes
Also, many of you have asked about our next weapons class, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll be starting that back up in November with an 8-week weapons rotation for Nunchucks. This will be open to students age 7 and older who are at a rank of Gold Belt or higher, and classes will meet on Tuesday evenings at 5:30. When this class starts, sparring for ages 11 and up will change to a 6:05 p.m. start. More information will be coming later this week for dates, cost, and registration, so watch your email and our MPK Families Facebook page if you’re interested!
The studio is closed 10/31 for Halloween.
Posted on September 22, 2022
We’ll be holding a used uniform and gear sale beginning Monday, Sept. 26, in the MPK lobby.
This is a great time to pick up an extra uniform at a very low cost and we will have a limited selection of used sparring gear and other apparel and accessories available on a first come, first served basis. We’ll be open for sales when the front desk staff arrives, usually between 4:30 and 4:45, so please stop in and see what’s available.
- Sparring Gear
These items will be at crazy great prices. Get a complete set of sparring gear for $35, retail for $210… Get an MPK TEAM uniform for $10, retail for $59! Student uniforms $5, normally $37! Most of the gear is used but in great condition…
We will be closed for the holiday weekend on July 2 — no kickboxing or open gym that morning. We will also be closed on July 4. We won’t see you for evening classes, but we will see some of you for the 4th of July parade!
4TH OF JULY PARADE SIGN-UP is still open at the front desk. If you are participating in the parade, you will need:
- Your karate t-shirt, karate uniform pants, and belt
- Shoes that don’t come off – no flip flops flying into the crowd!
- A water bottle
- And, we recommend putting on some sunscreen before you arrive
Please be at DeForest High School by 10:00 am, as the parade begins at 10:30 am. Kids are welcome to march while their parents are in the crowd, just make sure to check in with us before leaving the meeting site!
We don’t have our parade number yet, but we will let you know when we have it. We expect the parade to last for 45 minutes to an hour, and we will end at Christ Lutheran Church on Main Street.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.