should be sent only by email to Grandmaster Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 30 days prior to the next publication date. Publication dates are: April 1st and October 1st. Your copy can either be sent in the body of the email, or as a text file attachment; please no exotic formats! When possible, images submitted in .gif or .jpg format will be included. Email notifications will be sent to all Black Belts when the newsletter is released; you should in turn notify everyone in your groups. All submitted articles must be accompanied by what program you are with, your current rank, how long you have been training, what you do for work, and- if you wish- your email address. This should all be similar to the bio sketches following the Master's articles.
represent thoghts and comments from our most senior leaders- those at the Yondan 4th Degree Black Belt level and above. The Yondan level is characteristic of someone who is known and participates association wide vs. just within their own program or association leg. It is expected that each Yondan and above will contribute to this section each issue.
"What's been happening"
should be concise but descriptive enough to give a flavor as to what has been happening in your program. Program name, city, state, and reporter's name must be submitted.
"Views From Around the Association"
should cover a specific topic that would be of general interest to all. It could be a teaching discussion by a senior student, or an informative article either on a martial arts experience or non martial arts professional view by a junior level student. Please let us know who you are, your occupation, your rank, how long you have studied, and your email address if you wouldn't mind getting questions from other members.
Book and Movie Reviews
should be informative as to what your view of it is. Please do not just tell us what happens or simply that you do or do not like it. Give details, and tell us why you feel the way you do!
On The Street
is provided for members to share their experiences using their art "on the street". This could be a story of a physical confrontation, or of some personal conflect dealt with successfully through your training. This is not a showcase for how you "kicked their butt", but rather an opportunity for you to share how you were confronted and dealt with a difficult situation. Martial artists do not pick fights or conflicts, but when necessary: we end them quickly and efficiently. Let's hear your story of success!
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in moments of controversy."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I firmly believe that any man's finest hour- his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear- is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle- victorious."
- Vince Lombardi
"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes."
- Hugh Downs
C&S Self Defense Association can trace its roots back from White Cobra Grandmaster Peter M. Rose through National Karate Association Grandmaster S.A. Brock, Shudokan Karate Grandmaster Toshio Hanaue, Grandmaster Kanken Toyama, Grandmaster Yatsutsune Itosu, Shuri-te Grandmaster Sokon Matsumura, Grandmaster Tode Sakugawa, Grandmaster Kusanku, to the Shaolin Temple.
C&S Self Defense Association was formed for the direct benefit of Grandmaster 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.