Private Online Lessons!

Posted on April 7, 2020

First, I would like to thank all our members who have expressed their support for our program and our staff. I am humbled by all the kind words and offers to maintain memberships. We have an incredible group of families and I count my blessings everyday. We will get through this!

It took a little longer than hoped, but we are ready to offer Private Online Lessons for our members! We have 5 instructors currently available and we may add more as the need arises. I hope you find value in this opportunity to connect with your instructors as well as continue to grow as a martial artist. All our current members have a credit coming for the month of March as we had to close on the 15th.

For all our evening families we would like to apply your credit for classes for private lessons beginning on April 13. That would take us through the end of April. If you feel the program has value for your family please let us know and we can reinstate your membership. If not, we can apply your membership credit toward future program tuition like our Summer Camp, A+ After School, Evening Martial arts, Yoga or Total Fitness Training.

Here is the link to the schedule (there is also a link on the MPK Deforest App):

Here is how the lessons will work.

We have loaded a private lesson signup on the MPK Deforest App.

1. Open the MPK Deforest App

2. Open Curriculum

3. Choose Private Lesson

4. Choose All Instructors tab

5. Choose your instructor

6. Choose your time and continue to fill in the information.

  • You will receive a confirmation email regarding your lesson as well as a reminder if you attach it to a calendar.
  • Your lesson will last for 20 minutes.
  • If for some reason you need to cancel, please reach out to your instructor.
  • Students ages 10 and up please get your warm ups done prior to class. If you are looking for some awesome ideas, check out the Curriculum area on the app and scroll to the bottom for age appropriate workouts.
  • Please allow 2 lessons per week so we can help all our members who need classes. As we roll out this new program we will hopefully be able add more class availability.
  • All students will receive a class stamp on their card for attending.
  • We will also be able to stripe test as we get a few classes under our belts.

We truly value all our members and thoughts go out to all who are going through this unprecedented time. Please stay healthy and be kind to your family. 🙂

We are all here to help. If there is anything you need please do not be afraid to ask. If we can’t help, we probably know someone who can.

All the best,

Mr. Armstrong

Memberships Update

Posted on March 20, 2020

I hope this post finds you all in good spirits and enjoying your family time! I am reaching out to let everyone know what our plan is here at the studio.

As of Saturday morning we will be putting all memberships on hold until May 1. We understand that this unfortunate public health situation may go on for longer than that. As we get through April we will again reassess the current situation and make a decision at that time.

I am adding additional curriculum to our MPK Studio App Library. I currently have added some awesome age-specific workouts. I will also be adding more curriculum for your specific belt rank so there will be a wide variety of information you can use to get a great, at home workout!

I know this is a very stressful time for all our families. Getting in a workout is a terrific way to break up the day and get some blood pumping. Moms and dads please feel free to jump in and create some friendly family challenges!
If you get some great energy going, please feel free to share on our Facebook Page

One last thing: if anyone needs help with anything, please let us know. We have an awesome community who would be glad to assist in any way we can.

Be safe and we hope to see you all soon!

— Mr. Armstrong

Closed… (for now)

Posted on March 15, 2020

I have made a very difficult decision to close our MPK Deforest Studio for at least the next week. I have made this decision with the guidance of health professionals with the best interests of our members and staff in mind. Tomorrow our staff will meet and start putting together some awesome at home training plans for our families.

We will continue to monitor advice from our incredible health officials and local authorities to let you know when we can get back to training here at the studio. Thank you and be well!

Sincerly, Mr. Armstrong

MPK Status Update

Posted on March 13, 2020

Hello MPK Families… just a quick note regarding our schedule as it relates to current events.

We plan to be open for business. We will assess as time goes on and keep our members informed regarding our schedule. Our number one concern is always the health and well being of all our members and will make decisions based on that criteria.

Below is a link to a letter from the Deforest Area School District which offers guidelines for dealing with this event.

While we love seeing all of our students, please do not attend if you are not feeling well. Be sure you are washing your hands regularly and doing your part in keeping our studio as clean as possible. We are cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces as we always do.

Best regards,

Mr. Armstrong, Midwest Professional Karate

District COVID-19 Guidelines

Ninja Night! Sat 2/29

Posted on February 20, 2020

We are happy to announce our next Ninja Night (aka, Parents’ Night Out) on Saturday, February 29. Drop off the kids for a few hours of fun and games! MPK will serve pizza and a juice box, so dinner is handled. This is a great way to share MPK with a friend — make it a bring a buddy night, too!

This time, students will be split into two groups based on age:

  • Little Kickers (ages 4-7) will have their Ninja Night from 3-5 pm.
  • Juniors (ages 8 and up) will have their Ninja Night from 6-9 pm.

You can find Ninja Night in the MPK app under the Events section, or:

The first student is $20 and each additional student is $15, so bring a friend! Please let us know if you have any problems signing up, we’d be happy to help.

Save a spot now! We expect to fill up…

And lastly, congratulations to everyone who successfully tested earlier this week!

Open for Belt Testing, Yoga Tonight 2/17

Posted on February 17, 2020

We ARE open tonight! We have belt testing beginning at 5:30pm for our gold, orange and green belt students. Please arrive 10 minutes early to prepare for the test. We expect the test to last 45-60 minutes.

Yoga is also happening this evening at 6pm!