We’re back June 1!

Posted on May 27, 2020

I have great news! We will be back to holding classes in person as of Monday, June 1. We have been working like crazy to make sure we all have a fun, educational, and safe class at MPK. This week will be spent on training staff and preparing for students getting back to class!

We will be reinstating EVENING MEMBERSHIPS as we will be back to offering a full schedule of classes. If you are enrolled in the MPK Summer Camp, that is your membership. Saturday mornings will be developed to handle stripe testing as well as private lessons. The Restart Schedule will begin on June 1st. If we see class sizes filling up we may need to adjust our schedule accordingly. Saturday morning classes will begin by appointment using the MPK APP.

  1. We will be doing deep cleaning daily before, during and after classes are held.
  2. We will offer classes for all ranks.
  3. The normal capacity for our studio is 100 members. We will be operating at 25%. We will have room for 25 students plus staff. The guidelines allow us to have 25% PLUS staff. For most of our classes this should not be an issue as historically we have had less than that on average per class.
  4. All classes will be offered 3 times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Classes will be 25 minutes in length to begin with. We will have 10 minute breaks between classes for full wipe downs of mats and surfaces. As we move through the stages class sizes and lengths may go up. VIEW RESTART SCHEDULE
  5. Parents are welcome to bring students in. We would ask that you wait outside for class however. We know this will be an area to be sensitive to, especially with our Little Kickers.
  6. Please enter the studio when invited after the previous class has exited. There will be an enter side and an exit side which will be marked for you. While in the studio we ask that you get on the floor as soon as possible and exit as soon as possible due to having to manage the flow of the schedule. If you need to come into the studio to speak with a staff member, please wait to come in until class has started when the traffic through the lobby will be at a minimum.
  7. Shoes may be worn in class as long as they are clean and appropriate for exercise.
  8. We will be using every other DOT on the floor to maintain proper spacing. For now we will not be using pads or papers in class unless we have a parent helper night. Please maintain distance during class. NO high fives or hand shaking. Try not to touch your face.
  9. Please bring your own water bottle as the water fountains will be unavailable.
  10. Use hand sanitizer on the way in. Wash hands as needed.
  11. Students are not required to wear face masks. Although, please wear a mask if speaking with staff at the front desk for instance.

Have you or any person you have been in close contact with been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days? (Close contact is defined as six feet or less for more than 10 minutes.)

Have you experienced any cold- or flu-like symptoms in the last 72 hours? Including fever, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing.

As per the recommendations from the CDC please stay home until you have fully resolved the symptoms. 14 days is the guideline.

Our mission at MPK is to provide our members with a high level of training through an excellent curriculum using our incredible staff. All of this will be done with the safety of our members and staff at the forefront of what we do.

Have a great day!

MPK Restart Info

Posted on May 22, 2020

I hope this email finds everyone doing well and getting ready to enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend! There will be NO CLASSES ON MONDAY Memorial Day.

We have been continuing to teach online classes and private lessons and are so proud of how hard our students have been working. Special thanks to our awesome MPK Instructors who have been putting in the hours to allow our members to continue to train.

On June 1 MPK will open our doors to begin live classes! This will be an exciting phase of getting back to business. This will also bring some challenges. Class sizes and times will be limited, so we are creating a schedule to accommodate this.

Over the weekend I will be sending out a full plan of action including your schedule and links you will use to sign up for your class. We will also continue to offer online classes for members who would like to take advantage of that.

Our goal is to continue to provide an excellent program to the most important people we know, our members. The safety of our students, staff, and families is by far our biggest focus and mission.

— Mr. Armstrong

Online Schedule Change

Posted on May 4, 2020

I hope you got a chance to enjoy the awesome weather this weekend. We are making a few adjustments to our online Group Lesson Schedule. We will be consolidating both the Little Kicker and Youth to Adult, White through Green Belt classes.

Here is the new schedule:

As a reminder, you can join classes in two ways.

  1. Use the links from the classes above to join classes.
  2. Use this link to sign up for classes: https://mpk-online-lesson-allinstructors.as.me/?template=class

— Mr. Armstrong

A+ After School Registration is OPEN!

Posted on April 30, 2020

Early registration for the A+ After School Program is now open and will run through June 30. By registering early you take advantage of our best rates. We do anticipate filling up again this year.

We are using a new form (see button below). Please follow the instructions on the form to register your child or children. We have links built into the form to send you right where you need to go.

Your registration fee will cover a uniform and t-shirt for all students. If you would like to UPGRADE to an MPK Team Uniform, there is a link for you to use during registration.
*Choose black and white if you are White Gold or Green Belt
*Choose black and red if you are Purple Belt or higher.

Keys to registering:

  • Register all family members SEPARATELY
  • Student #1 register – Do NOT use discount code
  • Student #2 register and apply FAMILY2 discount code
  • Student #3 register and apply FAMILY3 discount code
  • Be sure to choose and register for your snack account if using MPK for snacks. (Register each student separately)
  • Only order a uniform if you need an EXTRA. All students will receive a new uniform at the start of the school year as part of your registration!

Download A+ Form


MPK Summer Camp is also open and ready for registration.

Register for Summer Camp


Thanks to all the members who have jumped in and been a part of our online lesson program! Also please let us know if you would like us to REINSTATE your membership as an evening program. We realize you may need a different program in the future and we will make sure everyone gets the program they need.


The MPK DeForest Studio APP
You may also go straight to our phone app and register there. If you have not used your app in the past or have an issue getting in, you may need the studio code to get access. 608-846-5111 is your “access code” or “studio code”.

Have a great day!
— Mr. Armstrong

Classes for May 2020

Posted on April 25, 2020

We hope your families are all hanging in there and making the most of your time together. We all hope we can get back to a regular life as soon as it’s ok to do so. Many of our MPK families have a credit coming for the last part of March. Some families have used the credit by taking online private lessons. These have been a real boost to student attendance and we have really enjoyed reconnecting with our incredible students.

If you have a credit due and would like to use it for a future program, you can choose from our Summer Camp, Evening Program, or the A+ After School Program. We will track all credits and make sure we get it applied to the right program. Just need to let us know how you’d like to use it.

Here are some important class additions we’ve made for May and possibly June (but we hope not June). We’d love for you to take advantage of this training to keep skills fresh and stay active while we’re still not able to get together in person.

Beginning on Monday, April 27, we will be offering online group lessons for all students by age and rank. These classes will be an awesome way for us to cover some big picture concepts with groups of students at one time. Attached you’ll find a schedule for the month of May that you can print. Here are the class days and times:

Monday-Wednesday-Thursday

  • Little Kicker White and Gold Belts – 10:00 am
  • Little Kicker Orange and Green Belts – 10:45 am
  • Zoom Linkhttps://zoom.us/j/3125511548

  • Youth to Adult White and Gold Belts – 3:00 pm
  • Youth to Adult Orange and Green Belts – 3:45 pm
  • Zoom Linkhttps://zoom.us/j/8732950592

All group classes can be attended by using the appropriate link above or by using the MPK app and navigating to:

  1. Curriculum
  2. Online Group or Private Lesson Sign up
  3. All Available Instructors and Times
  4. Choose the option you need

We will still be offering private lessons as well as group lessons. It’s our hope that families will see the value in our new program offerings and agree to join us by reinstating your memberships.

Download May Schedule PDF

 

 

If you would like us to reinstate your membership and attend group or private lessons in May, please email us with REINSTATE in the subject bar.

If you are an A+ After School Family, you can register for an evening membership by choosing the 12-month option. *We know this will not be a 12-month membership, and you will NOT be obligated to the term. It’s a simple way for us to help families jump in and stay focused on training while giving you the best possible rate. We’ll cancel the remaining payments for the 2019/2020 A+ After School Program.

Evening Membership registration link: EVENING MEMBERSHIP

As we head toward summer, we are also planning for our MPK Summer Camp. Registration is open on your MPK App, and we are taking 50 students ages 8 and up. We have already had a number of families sign up for camp, and we expect that we will fill. For those of you who haven’t registered for camp before, you’ll register each student by week, so you can choose to attend only those weeks you need.

MPK Summer Camp registration link: MPK SUMMER CAMP


FYI: A+ After School Registration will be open next week. We encourage all members who are planning to participate in next year’s program to take advantage of our early registration. We have filled up nearly every year, and we want all our current members to have a spot. Rates will go up after early registration expires as of June 30th.

Please reach out with any questions you may have.

– Jens Risgaard, Front Desk Coordinator

Beginning Online Classes

Posted on April 24, 2020

I hope you are all doing well and staying busy and healthy. On Wednesday, April 22, we began offering small group classes online. Our first class was for our youngest students. Little Kickers ages 4-7 were invited to join us at 11 am for a 30-minute online class.

We are so excited to be able to see everyone and hope you can join us for some training and fun. We will use this first class to help us understand how we can offer great classes for all our students. Stay tuned for more class schedules in the coming days.

NOTE: If you are looking to have a private lesson with an MPK instructor, here is a link to select with appointment options: Private Lesson | 20 minutes

— Mr. Armstrong