Step 1: Create an announcements page.
Step 2: Copy the URL of your announcements page. (Example: "https://sites.google.com/site/csuncscs/home/blog")
Step 3: You'll need to make two changes to the URL of your page. Change https to http (delete the s) and then add /posts.xml (Example revised URL: "http://sites.google.com/site/csuncscs/home/blog/posts.xml"). The revised URL is a valid RSS feed URL you can subscribe to.
Step 4: Paste the feed URL into an RSS-to-email website. I like https://blogtrottr.com/. The email is not instant -- it takes up to 1-2 hours after you post the announcement for the email to get sent. Parents should also be aware that the email may end up in their junk or spam folder.
Step 5: Add a button to your Google Site to allow people to subscribe to email announcements.
<form method='post' action='http://blogtrottr.com'> Enter your email address: <input type='text' name='btr_email' /> <input type='hidden' name='btr_url' value='http://sites.google.com/site/cupertinoshotokan/news/posts.xml'> <input type='hidden' name='schedule_type' value='0' /> <input type='submit' value='Click to receive news via email' /> </form>
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The 2016 Fall Kyu tests will be held on:
Kids Kyu Test
Saturday November 12, 2016 at 2 pm
at the Northwest YMCA, 20803 Alves Drive, Cupertino CA
Adults Kyu Test
Saturday November 19, 2016 at 1 pm
at the Southwest YMCA, 13500 Quito Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070
Practices will be canceled on these days.
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Adults
The 2014 Fall Kyu Test will be held on Saturday November 15, 2014 at the Central YMCA, 1717 The Alameda, San Jose, CA.2:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Kids
Sessions for the remainder of 2014 will be offered from:
Register at the front desk of the Northwest YMCA.
There will be no classes at the NW Y on Saturday.
Adults: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kids: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
San Leandro, CA
The 2014 Spring kyu test will be held at the San Leandro Dojo:1285 Hays Street,
Here is the Cupertino dojo 2013/14 Holiday practice schedule:
Tues Dec 24 - no practice, Christmas eve
Thurs Dec 26 - regular schedule
Sat Dec 28 - regular schedule
Tues Dec 31 - no practice, New Year's eve
Thurs Jan 2 - no practice
Sat Jan 4 - regular schedule
Tues Jan 7 - regular schedule
Thurs Jan 9 - regular schedule
Sat Jan 11 - 2014 oizuki practice
We will practice lots of oizuki between now and Jan 11, 2014.
2014 Oizuki Practice
The 8th annual oizuki practice for 2014 will be held on Saturday January 11, 2014 at 3 pm in the Aerobics Studio at the Northwest YMCA, 20803 Alves Drive, Cupertino, CA
"Firsts" of the year are important Japanese traditions that are believed to set the tone for the rest of the year. We will make 2014 oizuki as one of our first practices for 2014. As Sensei has said, "Oizuki is Shotokan's characteristic technique."
A habit is an acquired pattern of behavior. It takes many repetitions of the behavior for it to become a habit. Building a habit is like weaving a rope. Each repetition is like adding a strand of thread to your rope. Ultimately, your habit can either help you climb higher, or, tie you down.
Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Norcal Winter Special Training will be held January 17-19, 2014 (First practice Friday January 17, 7:00 pm)
Where: Peter Burnett Academy, 850 N 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95112
Cost: $175 (Make checks payable to Curt Wvong)
Send application form and check to: Donal Breen (email Donal for address firstname.lastname@example.org)
Special Training Details: You must provide your own cot/airmattres/bedding and meals, except there will be a group lunch on Saturday.
NOTES: Renew your SKA dues on time! You must have your SKA dues current to participate.
Congratulations to the Cupertino dojo members who participated in the Kyu Test on Saturday November 9, 2013:
Danny Valverde, 8th kyu
Jeremy Liu, 7th kyu
Meelana Pham, 7th kyu
Ashwath Kumar, 5th kyu
Mahima Kumar, 5th kyu
Jessica Araiza, 5th kyu
Anthony Daniel, 5th kyu
Patricia Araiza, 4th kyu
Blanka Holmes, 5th kyu
Salvador Araiza, 4th kyu
Sarah Bryson, 3rd kyu
Fumito Kayama, 2nd kyu
Neil Bautista, 1st kyu
Nikko Bautista, 1st kyu
Saturday November 9, 2013 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
at the Sequoia YMCA in Redwood City
1445 Hudson St Redwood City, CA 94061
We are going to grade children separate from adults this time so that they don't have to sit around for 4 hours.
- Kids 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
- Adults 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Please arrive early to complete the grading forms. e.g. Kids should arrive by 1:15 pm, adults by 2:45 pm.
Practice at the NW YMCA will be canceled.
Summer special training West will be held June 20-23, 2013 at CSU Channel Islands. Check in Wed June 19.
Practices will be canceled at the Cupertino dojo on Saturday June 22.