MPK Gear: Only Until May 22!

Posted on May 11, 2022

Our spring merch order period has a little more than one more week to go. You can order directly through our special order site until Midnight on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

Once the store closes on May 22, orders will be completed about 2 weeks later. You will pick up orders at MPK. There are tons of styles and options for kids, women, men … Order your MPK merch today!

Order Merch

Saturday Open Gym Opportunities

Posted on May 6, 2022

We have a great new update to our Saturday schedule, beginning Saturday, May 7th (update schedule is here). We’ll be offering Open Gym times from 9:30 – 10:30 am, and we plan to offer this every week unless we announce a cancellation for testing or other special events.

Open gym is a time for students to work on the specific areas of their curriculum that they need to practice. Junior and Adult students can get their cards from the front desk and work independently or in pairs in the areas of their choice. For Little Kickers students, this is a great time for parents to kick off their shoes and help their student(s) work through their cards.

There may be Black Belt instructors available intermittently to answer questions and help out, but there will be no structured class. Students who attend Open Gym for at least 45 minutes and maintain focus during their workout will earn a class stamp for that day.

Please note that those students who want to test for a colored stripe will still need to register for a time slot on the MPK app, although if we have the instructors available, we may be able to provide some help or do the occasional stripe test during Open Gym.

Summer Camp Registration Open to Part-Time

Posted on March 8, 2022

We will be holding open registration on Wednesday this week for all remaining MPK Summer Camp spots. This is for MPK families wanting part-time camp (minimum 3 days per week for weeks attended) and for full-time and part-time spots for community registration. We do expect to fill up, so if you want to enroll, please plan on attending on Wednesday evening.

► SUMMER CAMP

2022 MPK Summer Camp registration for all remaining spots is on Wednesday, March 9, for campers age 7-11.

  • Registration is at the studio from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on 3/9.
  • The registration info document gives you information on what you need to know for registration day, including the steps that need to be completed to ensure your child has a spot reserved.
  • We expect the program to fill quickly, so if you want to guarantee your spot, please plan to attend on Wednesday evening to complete all the necessary steps right away.
  • To help you plan, the field trips document includes dates and costs. Please note that there are a couple of trips that we’re still working on to finalize details, so an estimated cost range is included for those. Final costs will be available very soon.
  • You will need current immunization information for any child registering for camp. You can download the immunization form if you would like to prepare that information ahead of time. You’re also welcome to print out the immunization records from MyChart and attach it, if you have that available.
  • If you have any questions you need answered before registration, please feel free to email us or talk to our front desk or After School staff — we’re happy to help!

    Registration Info
    Camp Field Trips Info
    Immunization Form

    Summer Camp Notes and Revised Mask Policy

    Posted on March 1, 2022

    We wanted to share a few reminders about MPK Summer Camp registration as well as an update on our mask policy as the Dane County mask mandate expires on March 1st.

    ► SUMMER CAMP

    On Wednesday, March 2, we begin registration for the 2022 MPK Summer Camp program for campers age 7-11 attending full time (defined as 49-54 camp days).

    • Registration is at the studio from 5:30 – 7:30 pm on 3/2.
    • The first document attached gives you information on what you need to know for registration day, including the steps that need to be completed to ensure your child has a spot reserved.
    • We expect the program to fill quickly, so if you want to guarantee your spot, please plan to attend on Wednesday evening to complete all the necessary steps right away.
    • Registration is open only to current MPK families wanting full time camp until March 9, or until all spots are filled. On 3/9, registration will be opened to everyone for all remaining spots, and those wanting to register can do so at the studio from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. All camp spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis for those completing all required steps.
    • To help you plan, the second document attached contains information on our field trips, including dates and costs. Please note that there are a couple of trips that we’re still working on to finalize details, so an estimated cost range is included for those. Final costs will be available very soon.

    If you have any questions that you need answered before registration, please feel free to email us or talk to our front desk or after school staff — we’re happy to help!

    ► STUDIO MASK POLICY

    With the expiration of the Dane County mask mandate on March 1, 2022, MPK’s policy will change from requiring masks in the studio to giving you the freedom to choose. If you prefer to continue wearing a mask for all or part of your time here, you’re welcome to continue to do so for as long as you wish. If you’d prefer not to wear a mask during class, you can discontinue mask use beginning Tuesday this week or at any point you’re comfortable with it. We completely support your personal choice in this area.

    Thank you for your patience and compliance as we’ve navigated the pandemic. We’re really looking forward to seeing your smiles again, and we ask that you continue to help us enforce common sense guidelines to keep our students, families, and staff safe and healthy.

    If you or your child aren’t feeling well or are showing symptoms of a cold, flu, or any other illness, please take a few days off to rest and recover before returning to class.

    Please continue to wash your hands regularly. We will still have hand sanitizer available at the front desk and in the classroom areas.

    Thank you all!

    Registration Day Info
    Camp Field Trips Info

    Closed for Weather, Tuesday, Feb. 22

    Posted on February 22, 2022

    We hope you’re all staying safe in today’s icy weather! To keep our staff and students safe, we have decided not to hold martial arts or kickboxing class tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 22.

    Thank you all so much, and we’ll see you for sparring on Wednesday or regular classses on Thursday!

    Summer Camp is Coming!

    Posted on February 17, 2022

    We are excited to share that MPK Summer Camp 2022 registration will officially open on Wednesday, March 2, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm here at the studio. We will be opening camp to 50 campers. Full-time equals 10 weeks or more of the available 11 weeks of camp.

    We offer part-time memberships for families who need less than 10 weeks of camp in 3-, 4-, and 5-day options for the weeks you are attending.

    Registration will take place in three phases:

    • March 2nd registration opens up to all MPK families needing 10 weeks or more of summer camp (49-54 days)
    • March 9th registration opens to the DeForest community for families needing 10 weeks or more of summer camp (49-54 days)
    • March 16th registration opens to any family needing part-time (48 days or less)

    In order to reserve your spot at camp please attend registration, complete the registration packet and app registration, including deposit. This will ensure you save a spot at summer camp. We have sold out in previous summers and would hate for you to lose your spot.