Peter Rose was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1949. He began his training in the Martial Arts in September of 1968 at the age of 19 in Shudokan Karate under the National Karate Association while attending Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.
He was promoted to Certified 1st Degree Black Belt in Shudo-Kan Karate from National Karate Association Grandmaster S.A. Brock in 1970.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics in June of 1972, Mr. Rose moved to New Hampshire and, after operating informerly in some corn fields in Madbury, NH, opened the Rose School of Karate in Portsmouth, NH on October 24, 1972.
He received further promotions in St. Louis, MO during annual week long visits for advanced training. After obtaining his 5th Degree Black Belt Masters ranking in June of 1976, Master Rose was made Senior Vice-President and Senior Board Member of the National Karate Association.
On October 4, 1986, he received his 7th Degree Black Belt from 9th Degree Black Belt Grandmaster S.A. Brock, and was made responsible for all promotions and testing requirements, and policy standards for the National Karate Association.
In May of 1992, Mr Rose was awarded the title of Grandmaster in the C&S Self Defense Association, and in 1994 was promoted to the rank of 8th Degree Black Belt.
In May of 2006, after training with the cane since 2003, Mr. Rose tested for and received his Black Belt in Cane Masters International from Black Belt Hall of Fame Grandmaster Mark Shuey, Sr.
In May of 2007, Grandmaster Rose was promoted to 9th Degree Black belt, and assumed the role as the Senior Grandmaster on the C&S Self Defense Association Governing Council.
Nominated by his Disciples, Grandmaster Rose was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame as a Grandmaster through the International Martial Arts Council of America on 07/20/2013.
Grandmaster Rose retired in 2015 after a 33 year career as a senior software engineer, analyst, and designer of complex web based business applications. In March of 2017 he moved from Dover, NH into a beautiful 1775 antique cape in New Durham, NH where he continues his obligation of sharing the martial arts with both former and new students.
He follows and teaches his students the basic Hopi principle of life: "Seek the way to conduct our lives in friendship and peace, without anger, without greed, without wickedness of any kind, among ourselves or in our association with any people."
His interests are diverse and span martial arts, software applications design and development, sailing, reading, business, writing, currency trading, real estate, cooking, backgammon, history, philosophy, psychology, meditation, and science. Along with his responsibilities in the martial arts, he also trades foreign currencies and provides training and mentoring through his firm Longwood Currency Trading.