Monday, March 15: regular training time/place, 6:30pm in the "middle"
room. Clear your head pre-finals!
Wednesday, March 17: NO CLASS (OPERS closes early due to finals)
Saturday, March 20: morning class and kyu test in Redwood City. More
on that below.
March 21 - March 28: spring break, no training, OPERS closed.
March 29: first day of our NEW SCHEDULE. (More below).
About March 20: Road trip! Sensei Jon Keeling of JKASV (jkasv.com)
will be teaching a class in the morning, followed by a test of rank.
Details will be pasted in below. So far I only know of one
"Yes" (Christa) and one "Maybe" (Lisa), besides Sensei Josh Martin,
Kyle, and myself. If I'm missing anyone, please let me know. We'll
figure out the logistics of carpooling, possible pre-Saturday extra
practice, etc., off-list.
After spring break, we will be shifting to a new training schedule.
More on that in another email, once our times are confirmed... most
likely we'll be keeping our Monday time (forward or back half an hour,
perhaps) and shedding our Wednesday time, due to low attendance last
See below for testing details, and contact me or Kyle if interested.
Thanks for being part of our club!
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jon Keeling <j...@jkasv.com>
Date: Feb 16, 10:44 pm
Subject: Kyu exam Saturday, March 20, in Redwood City
To: UCSC Shotokan Karate Club
For anyone interested in taking a kyu exam, the next one will take
place on Saturday, March 20, at the JKA of Silicon Valley's main dojo
in Redwood City.
We will hold classes at our normal time (8-10am) but the focus will be
more geared to basics, as opposed to our usual Saturday schedule of
advanced kata and kumite, with the exam taking place toward the end of
this class time.
There is a small fee for the kyu exam. It is normally $20 (most places
charge more for less; see below) for regular members. Visitor fees
for regular classes are normally $15 but for those from UCSC taking
the exam it will be a total of just $25 this time.
If the color of your belt changes as a result of the exam, your new
belt is included in the fee. There will be a short written exam, in
addition to the relatively short physical exam. I will email the
questions out later. In contrast to every other dojo I know of (and
that is hundreds), specific feedback on your performance is provided
via email following receipt of everyone's written exam answers. In
addition, I videotape every exam and if you would like a copy, just
provide me with a VHS tape to copy to. If anyone w/ ability & interest
would like to borrow the miniDV tape to put onto DVD and/or distribute
to everyone via the web/email, please let me know. I just don't have
the time to do that myself but would be more than happy if somoene
else wants to do it.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
And as long as I have your attention, here are a couple events
organized by "Shinkyu Shotokan," based in South San Francisco, to take
place this summer:
SSK KARATE BEACH WORKOUT;
SUN. JULY 18TH 8:30AM- 4:30PM
NATURAL BRIDGES STATE PARK/BEACH, SANTA CRUZ
SSK INVITATIONAL KARATE TOURNAMENT;
SUNDAY, AUGUST 29TH, 10:00AM-5:00PM
TERRABAY GYMNASIUM, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO
JKA of Silicon Valley
Also, I meant to go to training tonight, I knew I was able to make it,
but I was feeling ill for most of the day today. I will try to
practice as hard as I can while also studying the same way for my