11/12/13: Dwayne Beccue Promoted to Yondan
This year we combined the Storm Dragon, White Crane and the Sun Leopard Retreats into one. With this being said we are happy to announce the promotion of Mr. Dwayne Beccue to the rank of Yondan.
Yondan Beccue started his Martial Arts career in Oct. of 1989 and has been a model student and disciple though-out the past 24 years.
Congratulation Yondan job well done.
11/11/13: Steve Austin Promoted to Pending Black Belt
I am very pleased to announce the promotion of Steve Austin to the rank of Pending Black belt.
The promotion took place friday evening at the Shuler Dojo during the Storm Dragon Black Belt retreat. Mr. Austin started his training under Master Larison and transferred to training with me several years ago.
Mr. Austin has had the great opportunity to receive training from many C&S Black belts in our area, so his promotion is a product of many fine Black Belts including but not limited to Sandans Dave & William Shuler.
Congratulations Shodan Ho Austin, job well done.
11/10/13: New Pending Black Belts
I'm proud to announce the following promotions to the rank of Pending Black Belt in C&S Self Defense Association:
Sandro Bosnjak: Sachem Self Defense School, Master Russ Jones
Andrew Mozier: Sachem Self Defense School, Master Russ Jones
Marty Richter: Tai Chien Dojo, Master Tim House
Eleanne Solorzano: Rose School of Karate, Grandmaster Peter Rose
Core Examination Board consisted of the following instructors:
Grandmaster Peter Rose, Rose School of Karate
Master Russ Jones, Sachem Self Defense School
Master Tim House,Tai Chien Dojo
The exam was held Sunday November 10, 2013 in Laconia, NH. Grandmaster Rose, Master House, and Master Jones were on the testing board for this rather involved 9 hour exam. The exam, open only to black belt grade, was supported by almost a dozen C&S Self Defense Association black belts from the surrounding area.
We are all pleased with the hard work and dedication these martial artists have applied to their training. We wish them the best as they continue these efforts, all for the betterment of not only themselves, but of those they come into contact with.
Grandmaster Peter Rose
10/28/13: Master Rose Receives Recognition
During Grandmaster Rose's 2013 Annual Disciple retreat, Master Tim House, as spokesperson for the C&S Self Defense Association Governing Council, presented me with a plaque inducting me into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame as a registered Grandmaster. It is such an honor to be recognized by my peers for accomplishments they feel warrant such attention.
10/28/13: Brian Serven Receives Nidan Promotion
I am pleased to announce that at my annual Disciple Retreat held this past weekend, Brian Serven of the Rose School of Karate received his 2nd Degree Black Belt Nidan certification in C&S Self Defense Association and has been accepted as my disciple in the White Cobra.
Nidan Serven, an accomplished yoga teacher as well as having trained with me for over 6 years, has demonstrated clearly that through his hard work and determination his willingness to uphold the principles of our art as mandated by not only myself, but of C&S Self Defense Association expectations. I congratulate Nidan Serven for his accomplishment and wish him well on this totally new journey as he begins his discipleship.
Present at this year's retreat to confirm their acceptance of Nidan Serven into the White Cobra were 5th Degree Black Belt Spirit Eagle Master Tim House, 5th Degree Black Belt Dragon Master James Nancarrow, 5th Degree Black Belt King Snake Master Russ Jones, and 3rd Degree Black Belt Sandan Rick Downs.
I thus present to you my disciple Brian Serven. He is who he says he is. He has done what he says he has done. He will do what he says he will do.