REMINDER for Labor Day Weekend

Posted on August 26, 2019

Just a quick reminder that MPK will be closed Saturday, August 31 and Monday, September 2. We will not have martial arts classes, yoga, or total fitness — Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

Notes for the Week of Aug. 12

Posted on August 12, 2019

We have belt testing this week, so our schedule will be different on Monday and Wednesday. Tuesday and Thursday we will keep to our regular schedule.

On Monday, we will have Little Kicker class at 5:00 pm. The Intermediate belt test (students testing for purple belt and below) will start at 5:30 pm.

On Wednesday, we will not have Little Kicker class. The Advanced belt test (students testing for blue belt and above) will start at 5:30 pm. Students testing for red belt and above will need to bring their sparring gear, and everyone needs to be in full uniform.

We will still have yoga class on Monday and Wednesday.

After School Reaching Capacity

Posted on August 7, 2019

Just a reminder that there are only 16 spots left for our A+ After School Program before we reach the program’s maximum capacity! Registration for the two-day option is now closed — but the three-day and full time (4-5 day) options are still open.

Signup Today

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.