A+ After School Registration is OPEN!

Posted on April 30, 2020

Early registration for the A+ After School Program is now open and will run through June 30. By registering early you take advantage of our best rates. We do anticipate filling up again this year.

We are using a new form (see button below). Please follow the instructions on the form to register your child or children. We have links built into the form to send you right where you need to go.

Your registration fee will cover a uniform and t-shirt for all students. If you would like to UPGRADE to an MPK Team Uniform, there is a link for you to use during registration.
*Choose black and white if you are White Gold or Green Belt
*Choose black and red if you are Purple Belt or higher.

Keys to registering:

  • Register all family members SEPARATELY
  • Student #1 register – Do NOT use discount code
  • Student #2 register and apply FAMILY2 discount code
  • Student #3 register and apply FAMILY3 discount code
  • Be sure to choose and register for your snack account if using MPK for snacks. (Register each student separately)
  • Only order a uniform if you need an EXTRA. All students will receive a new uniform at the start of the school year as part of your registration!

Download A+ Form

MPK Summer Camp is also open and ready for registration.

Register for Summer Camp

Thanks to all the members who have jumped in and been a part of our online lesson program! Also please let us know if you would like us to REINSTATE your membership as an evening program. We realize you may need a different program in the future and we will make sure everyone gets the program they need.

The MPK DeForest Studio APP
You may also go straight to our phone app and register there. If you have not used your app in the past or have an issue getting in, you may need the studio code to get access. 608-846-5111 is your “access code” or “studio code”.

Have a great day!
— Mr. Armstrong

Classes for May 2020

Posted on April 25, 2020

We hope your families are all hanging in there and making the most of your time together. We all hope we can get back to a regular life as soon as it’s ok to do so. Many of our MPK families have a credit coming for the last part of March. Some families have used the credit by taking online private lessons. These have been a real boost to student attendance and we have really enjoyed reconnecting with our incredible students.

If you have a credit due and would like to use it for a future program, you can choose from our Summer Camp, Evening Program, or the A+ After School Program. We will track all credits and make sure we get it applied to the right program. Just need to let us know how you’d like to use it.

Here are some important class additions we’ve made for May and possibly June (but we hope not June). We’d love for you to take advantage of this training to keep skills fresh and stay active while we’re still not able to get together in person.

Beginning on Monday, April 27, we will be offering online group lessons for all students by age and rank. These classes will be an awesome way for us to cover some big picture concepts with groups of students at one time. Attached you’ll find a schedule for the month of May that you can print. Here are the class days and times:


  • Little Kicker White and Gold Belts – 10:00 am
  • Little Kicker Orange and Green Belts – 10:45 am
  • Zoom Linkhttps://zoom.us/j/3125511548

  • Youth to Adult White and Gold Belts – 3:00 pm
  • Youth to Adult Orange and Green Belts – 3:45 pm
  • Zoom Linkhttps://zoom.us/j/8732950592

All group classes can be attended by using the appropriate link above or by using the MPK app and navigating to:

  1. Curriculum
  2. Online Group or Private Lesson Sign up
  3. All Available Instructors and Times
  4. Choose the option you need

We will still be offering private lessons as well as group lessons. It’s our hope that families will see the value in our new program offerings and agree to join us by reinstating your memberships.

Download May Schedule PDF



If you would like us to reinstate your membership and attend group or private lessons in May, please email us with REINSTATE in the subject bar.

If you are an A+ After School Family, you can register for an evening membership by choosing the 12-month option. *We know this will not be a 12-month membership, and you will NOT be obligated to the term. It’s a simple way for us to help families jump in and stay focused on training while giving you the best possible rate. We’ll cancel the remaining payments for the 2019/2020 A+ After School Program.

Evening Membership registration link: EVENING MEMBERSHIP

As we head toward summer, we are also planning for our MPK Summer Camp. Registration is open on your MPK App, and we are taking 50 students ages 8 and up. We have already had a number of families sign up for camp, and we expect that we will fill. For those of you who haven’t registered for camp before, you’ll register each student by week, so you can choose to attend only those weeks you need.

MPK Summer Camp registration link: MPK SUMMER CAMP

FYI: A+ After School Registration will be open next week. We encourage all members who are planning to participate in next year’s program to take advantage of our early registration. We have filled up nearly every year, and we want all our current members to have a spot. Rates will go up after early registration expires as of June 30th.

Please reach out with any questions you may have.

– Jens Risgaard, Front Desk Coordinator

Beginning Online Classes

Posted on April 24, 2020

I hope you are all doing well and staying busy and healthy. On Wednesday, April 22, we began offering small group classes online. Our first class was for our youngest students. Little Kickers ages 4-7 were invited to join us at 11 am for a 30-minute online class.

We are so excited to be able to see everyone and hope you can join us for some training and fun. We will use this first class to help us understand how we can offer great classes for all our students. Stay tuned for more class schedules in the coming days.

NOTE: If you are looking to have a private lesson with an MPK instructor, here is a link to select with appointment options: Private Lesson | 20 minutes

— Mr. Armstrong

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