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All of the gathered C&S Self Defense Association Grandmasters, Masters, and Disciples with Nidan Art and Dave Shuler's students at the Effingham Lake Land College location gym prior to the senior group leaving for the 04-19-2007 All Disciple Retreat In Illinois.

C&S Self Defense Association was formed in 1992 for the benefit of Grandmaster Peter Rose's direct Disciples who believed in Grandmaster's vision of the Art and all of life. Our Association, our family, is built upon the strength of character in its members. This is not something that happens overnight. It is a process that is worked on over a period of time, but this is time well spent. The goal of the Association is to provide a solid base for the members to strive for achievement in personal self defense and in personal self fullfillment.


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06/07/2017: Grandmaster Landers Opens New Multi Program Facility
C&S Self Defense Association,

It is with the greatest pleasure that I am announcing the new home of the Storm Dragon group in the Effingham area.

Through the good offices and diligent efforts of Sandan Dr. Art Shuler, we have secured a prime location in the same building as the Illinois Secretary Of State Drivers License regional office on South Willow. I will have more specific address details later.

It is first floor, front office, with two open rooms, a large conference room, and storage. There is a huge parking lot and we are getting it with utilities paid for a very reasonable price. The suit will be labeled : Prairie's Edge Defense Group, with a placard delineating the various programs offered.

I chose a more generic name in case some of you would want to offer a program that is not strictly under the Storm Dragon aegis. I will again add details as time allows.

We take possession on June 15, 2017. Again I cannot thank Dr. Shuler enough. Without his efforts, which have been ongoing for some time, we would not have had this opportunity. Our one and only business contact source at this time is: PrairesEdgeDG@yahoo.com

Grandmaster Landers



06/08/2017: 2017 Master Candidate Review
C&S Self Defense Association Membership and Friends,

I am pleased to announce the following promotions to 5th Degree Black Belt Master rank in C&S Self Defense Association 2017 Master Candidate Review:

  • 5th Degree Black Belt White Tiger Master Dwayne Beccue
  • 5th Degree Black Belt Wind Lynx Master Carl Parker
  • 5th Degree Black Belt Mantis Master Scott Petitjean

You can find their email addresses on the association web site if you wish to communicate with them.

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2017 Master Candidate Review, Mulberry, Illinois, 06/08/2017. From left to right: 5th Degree Black Belt Mantis Master Scott Petitjean, 5th Degree Black Belt Wind Lynx Master Carl D. Parker, 5th Degree Black Belt Spinning Dragon Master James S. Nancarrow, 7th Degree Black Belt Sun Leopard Grandmaster Joseph R. Larison, 6th Degree Black Belt King Snake Master Russell G. Jones, 9th Degree Black Belt White Cobra Grandmaster Peter M. Rose, 9th Degree Black Belt Storm Dragon Grandmaster David R. Landers, 5th Degree Black Belt White Tiger Master Dwayne Beccue, 7th Degree Black Belt White Crane Grandmaster Kerry D. Bushue, 6th Degree Black Belt Spirit Eagle Master Timothy A. House.

These promotions were earned over the last, on average, 25 years of hard, dedicated work in our art, and confirmed by their fine presentations at the 2017 Master Candidate Review held 06/08/2017 on a 200 acre working farm in the beautiful southern Illinois cornfields of Mulberry Grove.

The Review was headed by 9th Degree Black Belt White Cobra Grandmaster Peter M. Rose and Storm Dragon Grandmaster David R. Landers. In attendance and assisting in the process were Masters: Kerry Bushue, Joseph Larison, Timothy House, Russell Jones, and James Nancarrow (who drove all the way up from his home in Florida to help out!).

Masters Beccue, Parker, and Petitjean will all agree after experiencing this process that being invited to this Review was not a done deal, and will attest that even at this level, their talents, patience, and skills were probed and analyzed for perfection.

I am also pleased to announce that Master Beccue, Master Parker, and Master Petitjean have also been accepted onto the C&S Self Defense Association Governing Council, and now have full autonomy over their lines, independent of anyone else in the association.


Congratulations Masters!
Grandmaster Rose


06/08/2017: Grandmaster Landers Receives Promotion
C&S Self Defense Association Membership and Friends,

I am pleased to announce the promotion of Storm Dragon Grandmaster David R. Landers to the rank of 9th Degree Black Belt in C&S Self Defense Association at the 2017 Master Candidate Review held in Mulberry Grove, Illinois 06/08/2017.


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Grandmaster David R. Landers receiving his promotion to 9th Degree Black Belt from Grandmaster Rose.

Grandmaster Landers has been a student and friend of mine since 1970. He has earned the respect of not only every martial artist that he has come in contact with as well as myself, but all of the law enforcement community that he recently retired from.

There is nothing more I can say to praise Master Landers, other than to value him not only as my student, but also as my life long friend.

You will note that I have promoted Grandmaster Landers to the rank of 9th Degree Black Belt: my own rank. I am the only one that can do this. I have done this because Grandmaster Landers has achieved what every teacher and mentor desires: to have someone exceed their own accomplishments. Master Landers has more than done this. I am humbled by his achievements.

Grandmaster Rose



06/08/2017: Master Level Promotions
C&S Self Defense Association Membership and Friends,

I am pleased to announce the promotion of several of our Masters in C&S Self Defense Association.

These promotions were awarded at the 2017 Master Candidate Review held in Mulberry Grove, Illinois on 06/08/2017.

  • 7th Degree Black Belt White Crane Master Kerry D. Bushue
  • 7th Degree Black Belt Sun Lepord Master Joseph R. Larison
  • 6th Degree Black Belt Spirit Eagle Master Timothy A. House
  • 6th Degree Black Belt King Snake Master Russell G. Jones

In addition, I am pleased to announce that I have also awarded both Master Bushue and Master Larison the title of Grandmaster. Normally, this title is reserved for at least 8th Degree Black Belt. However, both have more than exceeded the requirements for a Grandmaster title by having students under them promoted to Master level (Masters Beccue and Petitjean respectively).

As per association guidelines, both Masters House and Jones received their promotions for their fine work in guiding students toward the 2nd Degree Black Belt Disciple level. Whether their students are able to successfully pass their exams for Nidan or not is immaterial. What is celebrated is Master House and Master Jones guidance of their students to even be considered as candidates for discipleship.


Outstanding job Masters!
Grandmaster Rose




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