Halloween Reminders

Posted on October 30, 2019

Just a couple of spooky reminders:

  • We WILL NOT have martial arts or total fitness classes on October 31.
  • The A+ After School program WILL be here since there is school on Halloween.

Have a Happy Halloween!

Testing Oct 14/16

Posted on October 10, 2019

We have belt testing coming up on October 14 and 16 for evening and after school students.

  • The INTERMEDIATE test (students testing for orange, orange stripe, green, green stripe, purple, and purple stripe belt) is on Monday, October 14 at 5:30 pm.
  • The ADVANCED test (students testing for blue, red, brown, and brown stripe belt) is on Wednesday, October 16 at 5:30 pm.

Students who are testing should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the test starts so they can warm up.

We will still have Little Kicker class and yoga as normal on Monday and Wednesday. We will also have regular classes on Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

In-Service Day Camps 2019-20

Posted on September 26, 2019

We’ll be offering four full-day camps again this year on teacher in-service days. Registration is open now on our MPK MyStudio app.

Camps are open to students age 5 and up and will include a little martial arts with a lot of fun and games. It’s a great way to spend the day! We provide the snacks, and students bring their own lunch. Drop off at 7:30 am and pick up at 4 pm. Camp dates are:

  • October 7, 2019
  • January 20, 2020
  • February 3, 2020
  • May 15, 2020

Buy the four-day package and save! You can take advantage of a discounted rate if you buy all four days up front, or you can register just for the days you need.

Cost and Registration:

  • $160 for all four days as a package
  • $45 per camp day when purchased individually
  • 10% discount for 2nd student and 15% discount for 3rd student in a family

If you’re registering more than one child, register each child individually. For the second child, use discount code Family2. For the third child, use discount code Family3.

If you have questions or need help getting registered, the front desk staff is happy to assist.

In-Service Registration

Open Gym Saturday 9/21

Posted on September 20, 2019

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 21 we will have open gym from 9-10:30 am instead instead of regular martial arts classes. Students in the weapons rotation can still come in and work on bokken as part of open gym.

This is a great opportunity to work on colored stripes before belt testing next month! We will still have yoga class as scheduled.

Attending Classes by Belt Rank

Posted on September 5, 2019

With the start of the school year, our class attendance has jumped back up and we’d like to ask that all students try to attend the classes that are designated for their belt rank. Our classes are set up to deliver curriculum for White through Green Belts in the 5:30pm class and the advanced material for Purple through Brown Belts at 6:15pm. Our Black Belt Master’s class is also in the 6:15pm time slot.

Attending the rank-appropriate class helps ensure that each student gets the attention and material they need to progress to the next level and that the staff is able to focus on those specific ranks in each class. While our advanced students are welcome to drop in to the 5:30 class and can get a good workout in, they won’t be getting their own curriculum in that time slot, and we’d hate to see any of our students not getting what they need to be able to earn their stripes and test for their next belts.

As a reminder, our Saturday morning class is open to all ages and ranks at 9:45am. Thanks — have a great week!

— Jeni Risgaard, Front Desk Coordinator

BOKKEN: Begins Sat. 9/7

Posted on August 27, 2019

Our next weapons rotation begins Saturday, September 7. We’re doing bokken (wooden or foam sword) this time! Sign up and order you bokken today — available at the front desk.