Bokken Begins 9/7

Posted on August 6, 2019

Our bokken rotation (wooden or foam sword) will start Saturday, September 7. We’ve decided to push the start date back so it’s after school starts and everyone can have a bit more time to enjoy the rest of their summer. Rotation sign up and bokken orders are still open at the front desk.

Congrats Black Belts! And, upcoming dates…

Posted on August 1, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to our 10 new First Degree Black Belts! They all did a great job on a test that totaled about five hours of really hard work!

  • Miss Sophia Armstrong
  • Miss Maya Peeders
  • Mr. Colton Matson
  • Mr. Eli Atkinson
  • Mr. Devin Chatman
  • Mr. Jayden Pascoe
  • Mr. Kallo Wahmhoff
  • Mr. Luke Bayer
  • Mr. Shrom Tripathi
  • Mr. Krish Tripathi

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Below are some upcoming dates and schedule changes you’ll need to know about.

BELT TEST – Monday, August 12 for intermediate students, Gold, Orange, and Green Belts beginning at 5:30. Expect about an hour for this test. Full uniforms required.

  • Regular Little Kicker class at 5:00.
  • No other regular classes that night.
  • Yoga class will be held at 6:15.

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BELT TEST – Wednesday, August 14 for advanced students, Purple and higher beginning at 5:30. Expect an hour and a half to two hours for this test. Full uniforms required.

  • Blue Belts and higher, please remember to bring your sparring gear.
  • NO Little Kicker Classes that night.
  • No other regular classes that night.
  • Yoga class will be held at 6:15.

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Weapons Rotation – We just wrapped up our Escrima Stick rotation, and our next rotation will be Bokken (wooden or foam sword).
Rotation will start Saturday, August 17.

  • Cost is $60 for a three month rotation – enrollment on the app opening soon.
  • Sign up to purchase weapons at the front desk.
  • More information coming soon.

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A+ After School Program – We have some three day options and full time options still available, but the two-day program is full. Enrollment is filling fast, and we’re down to twenty total slots – if you plan to enroll, please do so soon so you don’t miss out!

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End-of-summer Open House! Watch for upcoming information…

  • Mini-seminars
  • Slide shows
  • Great opportunity for A+ families to stop in to meet the staff, pick up uniforms, introduce new kids to the program, and complete any needed paperwork.

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Second Degree Black Belt Test – August 24 at 11:00 am for Mrs. Jessica Armstrong and Mrs.Jenn Wendtland. Come on down to cheer them on and see the new things they’ve been working on!

— Jeni Risgaard, Front Desk Coordinator

Black Belt Test Saturday, No Classes

Posted on July 23, 2019

Just a reminder that we will not have regular karate class this Saturday, July 27. Although, we will still have Total Fitness and Yoga classes at their regular times.

Our black belt candidates have all worked very hard to get to this point, and everyone is welcome to come in and cheer them on. The test starts at noon and will run for about four hours.

Tuesday & Thursday Mornings Start Today

Posted on June 18, 2019

Just a quick reminder that morning classes start today, June 18.

Classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-9:45 am and are open to all ages and belt ranks. The last weekday morning class of the summer will be on Thursday, July 25. Have a great summer!

This Week at MPK…

Posted on June 17, 2019

I hope everyone is enjoying summer vacation even though it hasn’t felt much like summer yet. Here is what is going on at MPK this week and later this month.


▻ TESTING
Tonight and Wednesday night tests begin at 5:30
Little Kickers will have their normal class at 5:00 both Monday and Wednesday.
Monday at 5:30 Gold, Orange and Green belts will test. Expect approximately 1 hour for testing.
Wednesday at 5:30 Purple and higher will test. Expect approximately 2 hours for testing.


▻ MPK Summer Camp!
Camp is in full swing and we are having a terrific time getting out and hiking and looking forward to our field trips! If you are looking to add some fun to summer, we still have some spots available, so click the link and get signed up. Click below to download additional documents with info on daily and weekly camp activities.

Summer Camp Signup
Field Trip Day Schedule
In-Town Daily Schedule


▻ MPK A+ After School 2019-20
The A+ After School Program will offer early registration rates for 2 more weeks. As of July 1st rates will go up. If you haven’t registered yet please take advantage of the early registration rates and save your spot in the program. If you would like our staff to assist you in registration feel free to stop in and allow us to assist.

Get Rates


Have a great day! See you in Class!
— Mr. Armstrong, Midwest Professional Karate