No Saturday class this week, and other news and notes

Posted on May 2, 2013

This Saturday, May 4, there will NOT be any martial arts classes. We will be attending an Instructor Training Seminar. If you are an adult student or parent of a student you can come in at 8 am Saturday to take part in our a Total Fitness Training Class, if you like. It runs for 60 minutes and is a ton of fun and a great workout.

Also a reminder that we will be holding a Black Belt Test on Saturday, May 18 at 1 pm. We will have normal classes that day, and all are welcome to come and cheer on these students as they go through the final process of attaining their First Degree Black Belt.

We will begin enrollment for next years A+ After School Program on June 1 for any student not currently enrolled. If you are interested in this program please feel free to let us know. The program will fill up so please let us know sooner rather than later of your interest in saving a spot.

2013 Summer Specials

Posted on April 30, 2013

Keep the momentum going all summer! If you are looking to keep your children in karate over the summer — or if you’re looking to get your child started — we have a great Summer Special for our A+ After School families and new students.

Click below to download (right-click) and print our signup form, or you can submit your Summer Special signup with our simple online form. Here’s the basics:

  • SUMMER SPECIAL is $149 per person for the summer;
  • Includes Tuesday and Thursday morning classes at 9-9:45am
    June 13 thru July 25
    (9-9:30 for Little Kickers age 4-7);
  • Also includes access to all evening classes for the entire summer
    June 13 thru August 31
  • Sign-up deadline is Friday, June 7.
  • Our A+ kids have worked really hard and have come a long way since starting their training. By participating over the summer, we can continue their training. This is a great value as well as a way to keep our students focused on the their goals. Attend as many classes as you can that fits your schedule.

    See Mr. Armstrong or Ms. Melinda to sign up for your summer special, or submit your information using our simple online form.

    View PDF Form

    Online Signup Form

    A+ After School 2013-2014 Registration

    Posted on April 10, 2013

    As this school year begins to draw to a close, we are preparing for next year’s A+ After School Program. We are handing out registration packets this week, so please make sure you get one if interested.

    Below are times for 2013-2014 A+ After School Registration:

    Open Registration for Full-Time (4-5 days a week):
    Saturday, April 13, 10:00-12:00 at MPK

    Open Registration for Part-Time (2-3 days a week)
    Saturday, April 27th, 10:00-12:00 at MPK

    To reserve your A+ spot for next year, your papers and deposit are due by June 30, 2013. After June 30, registration fees will be increase by $5 per week. If you are unable to make the designated registration times, you can setup a special appointment with Melinda Huber for between 5:45-6:15pm Monday-Friday, schedule permitting.

    REMINDER: early release days are covered for all FULL-TIME members. For part-time members early release rates are $32.

    A+ Summer Program…

    We recommend keeping your child active in martial arts thoughout the summer. We have a summer special for A+ students — $149 for the entire summer. Our full evening schedule will be available to all our students through the summer, as well as morning classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am. Please consider this as students who participate in the summer program retain their information and continue their progress toward advancement.


    General A+ Info

    Happenings at MPK

    Posted on April 8, 2013

    Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying rainy but warmer weather. Here are a few things to put on your list for MPK activities.

    • Karate Tournament in Deforest:

    Capitol City Open
    Spring Karate Championships
    Sunday, April 14, 2013

    Held at the Deforest Middle School. Please click here to view the registration flyer for more information regarding fees and times (right-click to download). We have been working on tournament prep in class and will continue to do so this week. I recommend the experience and will be there to help you and cheer you on!

    • Power Class time change for Thursdays:

    This affects all of our Red, Brown, and Black Belt students. We are combining the Spirit and Power teams together with BB Masters at 6:15 – 7:00 on Thursdays. Please make a note on your class schedules — this will go into effect officially this week (4/11).

    • A+ Registration for 2013-2014:

    If you have an interest in our A+ After School Program for 2013-2014, please see Mr. Armstrong, Mrs Taylor, or Ms. Melinda our A+ Program Coordinator. All current A+ families will have an opportunity to register first, then new families may register as space in the program becomes available. A+ After School martial arts has been a very popular program and offers full- and part-time positions for members. It is a full martial arts program that offers every thing our traditional evening classes offer, only right after school.

    • Testing on April 27:

    Under-black belt testing will be held on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 10:45am. Any student who has been checked off for testing is eligible for this opportunity. Eligibility means enough classes (minimum of 40) and full knowledge of test information. If you intend to test please see your instructor.

    See you in class!

    Closed Saturday March 30

    Posted on March 25, 2013

    The MPK studio will be closed this Saturday, March 30. Enjoy Easter Weekend!

    Spirit Jar Reward, Verona Tournament

    Posted on March 14, 2013

    The A+ After School Spirit Jar is completely full and the fun reward is a movie day! All the students are invited for this — Full Time and Part Time. Even for those Friday students who normally don’t come on Fridays, this includes you too! We will NOT exclude anyone, because everyone participates the same in putting stones in the “Spirit Jar”.

    There will be two sign up sheets at the counter next week — please sign one of them, either YES attending or NOT attending.

    MOVIE DAY: Friday, March 22 right after school (like normal)
    Pickup time: same as always

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    Also, there is a karate tournament this weekend March 16-17 in Verona. Get more information at this website or by viewing the event PDF:
    Southern Wisconsin Open Karate Tournament website

    View PDF

    If your child is participating in this tournament, please make sure they bring their FULL uniform, belt, sparring gear (if sparring), and weapons.

    If your child is interested in doing a tournament in the future and has never competed in one, it would be a great idea to watch the Verona tournament so you know what is expected. There will be some MPK students going to Verona to take compete in this weekend’s tournament. Go and cheer them on! There is a spectator’s fee at this tournament.

    There will also be karate tournament coming up in April, at the DeForest Middle School. Your child can do forms, sparring, weapons… Let Melina Huber know you are interested and she can make sure you get the information you will need.