Relay Donations Due

Posted on July 23, 2014

relayforlife2014Tonight is the night for turning in any donations you have collected. Please have your donations in an envelope with your name on it and, if possible, a total for what you collected.

We will also have a signup sheet for those who are planning to participate in the board breaking demonstration. Everyone is invited to participate in all of the Relay for Life activities.

Tthe Relay for Life event is from 2-9 pm on Saturday, July 26. Our demonstration begins at 4:30pm. We will be practicing our demonstration at the studio Saturday morning during classes.

Thank you to all who have taken time out your busy schedule and made an effort to help in this worthy cause. Everything and anything we do matters. If you would like to make a specific donation to TEAM MPK feel free to stop by the studio and see us at the front desk.

If you cannot participate but would still like to contribute, please consider a direct donation to our Relay team, “TEAM MPK”, through the American Cancer Society. Just click Donate Now below. Together, we will make a difference.

Let’s KICK FOR A CURE — see you in class!


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Relay Flyer

Kick for a Cure!

Posted on July 9, 2014

relayforlife2014Who doesn’t like to break stuff?! Join MPK to KICK for a Cure!

On July 26 from 2-9 pm, Deforest is hosting the annual Relay for Life through the American Cancer Society. The event is a positive force which brings survivors and families together to shine a light on cancer, treatment, and surviving. MPK has always supported the ACS & Relay and we will again this year.

To support the Relay this year we will sponsor a Kick-a-thon. Here is how it will work:

1 – Sign up at the studio and pick up board.
2 – Have a goal to reach out to 15-20 friends and family members and let them know that you are raising money for an incredible cause. Usually asking for $5-$10 is a great start. (Any amount is appreciated.)
3 – Have your sponsor sign your board for support.
4 – Attend the Relay for Life event and help Kick cancer’s butt!

Time is of the essence. Please get started as soon as possible so we can make a difference. We will practice our board breaking skills so that we are ready to bust our boards for a cure.

View the Relay for Life flyer

4th of July Week

Posted on July 2, 2014

Happy summer! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying our very interesting Wisconsin weather. Thanks to all the students who have signed up for the Fourth of July Parade to help show off our program. If you want to join us there is always room for more. The cool thing is we will be the 1st spot in the parade after police, fire, and veterans — which means we are finished first!

Here is the plan for this week getting ready for the 4th of July Parade:

WEDNESDAY we will practice in each class to teach everyone our super awesomely short routine for Friday’s parade.

THURSDAY we are inviting everyone to be in class at 5:30 for a big group practice. We may head outside to if the weather cooperates so that we can get a feel for the great outdoors.

FRIDAY 4th of JULY! Friday morning we will meet in the Deforest High School parking lot beginning at 9:15 or so. Please try and arrive no later than 9:45 so we can be sure we are organized and ready to roll at 10:30.

10:30 is start time!

PARADE ROUTE: North on Halsar, West on Holum, finish at Main St. and Holum. We will turn left and gather at Christ Lutheran Church. I will have bags for anyone who would like to head back to the parade and do some candy recon!

What to wear/bring: MPK t-shirt, karate pants, your belt, tennis shoes, (NO FLIP FLOPS), sunscreen, and a water bottle.

MPK parents: I will need a few of you to hand out passes and a few for candy chucking. We will need some parents pulling wagons with the water bottles.

Parents please have a plan to meet your kids at the end of the parade.

Thanks in advance to you all for supporting our program and showing your MPK Spirit!

Testing and Schedule Updates

Posted on June 10, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 4.39.54 PMJust a reminder that we are testing tonight (TUES, JUNE 10) beginning at 5:00 pm.

That means there will not be class tonight. We will wrap up testing by no later than 7:00 pm for BJJ and Total Fitness Training.

Also a reminder that we are starting our morning schedule on Thursday, June 12, at 9 am. morning classes will be available this summer at no extra cost every Tuesday and Thursday morning through July 24.

Get your MPK t-shirt to stay cool as you train this summer. MPK T-shirts are $14.

4th of July Parade plans are beginning. If you are in town for the 4th let us know and plan on joining us. More info to follow…

Next Hyper Pro Training Session

Posted on May 31, 2014

IMG_3948We are gearing up for our next session of Hyper Pro Training.

If you are not familiar with this class, it is super exciting martial arts class designed for making us all better martial arts athletes. Classes meet two times per week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Classes are 45 minutes and focus on both dynamic physical workouts as well as a martial arts weapon.

For the this rotation we will be focusing on the BO. I will have a few examples of your choices at the front desk. You can at the front desk or online, just click here.

Memorial Day Schedule… and upcoming testing

Posted on May 21, 2014

We will be closed on Saturday and Monday for Memorial Day (May 24 and May 26). I hope you All get a chance to enjoy the awesome holiday weekend coming up.

We are also getting ready for our next round of belt testing on the nights of Monday, June 9, and Tuesday, June 10.

We WILL hold normal classes on Monday, June 9 as we test those who are ready. But, there will be no regular sparring or Hyper Training on Tuesday, June 10.

Monday 6/9 testing will be for belts BLUE and UP. Tuesday 6/10 testing will be GOLD through PURPLE belts. If you have enough classes and have your stripes, you will be ready to go!

The weekends of May 31 and June 7 will be available for stripe testing during and after classes so get signed up soon…