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C&S Online
An Online Newsletter For The
C&S Self Defense Association
Fall 2003

Confidence. Fitness. Success.

Grandmaster Rose demonstrating "Chi-Sau" with Pending Black Belt Scott Williams of the Rose School of Karate

In This Issue...

The Front Page
A Note From Grandmaster - Senior Grandmaster Peter M. Rose, 8th Degree Black Belt

Thoughts From the Board of Directors
Alive and Kicking - Grandmaster Paul B. Dusenbery, Ph.D., 7th Degree Black Belt
The Dragon's Tail - Senior Master David R. Landers, 6th Degree Black Belt

Featured Articles
The Budo Concept of Shu Ha Ri - Yondan Kerry Bushue, 4th Degree Black Belt
Beginning Chi-Sau - Grandmaster Peter Rose, 8th Degree Black Belt
Happiness - Yondan Bruce Vinciguerra, 4th Degree Black Belt

What's Been Happening
Reports from our Association family...

  1. Boulder School of Self Defense - Boulder, CO - Tiger Grandmaster Paul B. Dusenbery, Ph.D., 7th Degree Black Belt
  2. Chung Fu-do - Fort Collins, CO - Daniel Wilkewitz, 4th Degree Black Belt
  3. Dragon Warrior Dojo - Effingham, IL - Art and David Shuler, 1st Degree Black Belts
  4. Kersey Karate Club - Kersey, IL - Steve Bennetts, 1st Degree Black Belt
  5. Mountain View Martial Arts Academy - Spokane, WA - Carl Parker, 3rd Degree Black Belt
  6. Northwood School of Self Defense - Northwood, NH - James Nancarrow, 2nd Degree Black Belt
  7. Oak Forrest Karate Club - Chandler, TX - Michael George, 1st Degree Black Belt
  8. Okinawan Kaarate Club - Fort Colins, TX - Timothy Shafer, 3rd Degree Black Belt
  9. Orange School of Karate - Orange, TX - William Parish, 2nd Degree Black Belt
  10. Personal Protection Agency - Tyler, TX - Kerry Bushue, 4th Degree Black Belt
  11. Rose School of Karate - Portsmouth, NH - White Cobra Senior Grandmaster Peter Rose, 8th Degree Black Belt
  12. Sachem Self Defense School - Laconia, NH - Russ Jone, 3rd Degree Black Belt
  13. Shadow Dragon Karate Guild - Mason, IL, - Dwayne Beccue, 3rd Degree Black Belt
  14. Somersworth School of Self Defense - Somersworth, NH - Bruce Vinciguerra, 4th Degree Black Belt
  15. Storm Dragon Dojos/Landers - Effingham, IL - Dragon Senior Master David R. Landers, 6th Degree Black Belt
  16. Storm Dragon Dojos/Larison - Montrose, IL - Joseph Larison, 4th Degree Black Belt
  17. Tai Chien Dojo - Portsmouth, NH - Tim House, 3rd Degree Black Belt

Views From Around The Association
Awareness - Nidan Larry Holman, 2nd Degree Black Belt
The Concept of Yin/Yang - Sandan Russ Jones, 3rd Degree Black Belt
Thoughts on Power and Speed - Nidan James Nancarrow, 2nd Degree Black Belt
Constantly Sharing - Sandan Carl Parker, 3rd Degree Black Belt

The Back Page
Submissions - How To Submit Articles To The Newsletter
Guidelines - Helpful Guidelines For Writing Articles
Parting Thoughts - Quote of the day
Interesting Links - Links to other places of possible interest
About C&S - Role of C&S Self Defense Association

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Grandmaster Peter M. Rose Dear Students and Friends,

Fall Greetings!  Well, here in New England this was the Summer that wasn't! We had cold rain and dense fog up until after the 4th of July. Then a couple of weeks of nice weather followed by more rain and fog. This was to be repeated all through the Summer. I hope wherever you are that you fared better than we did!

We have had 4 certified black belt promotions recently. Congratulations to Shodans David Kelly (#36 - presented posthumously), Joanne Edwards (#37), Wally Van Sickle (#38), and Michael George (#39). Additional congratulations to Shodan George on the establishment of his program "Oak Forrest Karate Club" in Chandler, TX. It is great to see this kind of activity and excitement. We provide the canvas, but you as members are the true artists. Keep painting and creating great things!

There has been such a recent spat of computer virus attacks. I hope you have been able to avoid them. Keep your virus definations up to date! Always use the automatic update feature; don't trust yourself to remember to dial in for updates. If you get a virus, don't try to deal with it yourself unless you know exactly what you are doing! My wife was having problems and we did not know what was causing it so she called the computer manufacturer for help. The tech recommended that she select certain options which would re-format her hard drive and re-install the operating system. Fortunately, she is pretty savy about such things and mentioned to the tech that if she did as he instructed she would lose all her installed programs and all the data. He indicated that was the only way to clean her system. I don't think so. Thank you very much. Goooooood byeeeeeeeeeeeee! She called a friend and was able to get into what is called "safe mode", back up her data, and then make some adjustments to the system that finally allowed full access so she could download virus patches and rid herself of the problems. Some advice from the manufacturer. Moral of the story: trust no one to tell you what to do with your system unless you know exactly what the consequences of that action are and have exhausted every other means.

I'm glad to see good participation from our Program Directors in the "What's Happening" section. It's important that you let us know of major things going on in your program. It's not necessary to list every promotion or everything that you did, but it is nice for everyone to hear what your club has been up to over the previous six months. And a few pictures add a nice touch as well! I may not publish everything you send in, but I hope I capture the best of what you have done! You all have a lot of neat things going on in your programs and it's nice to share that with everyone!

By the way, many programs have instituted private "groups" on the internet. Yahoo Groups is one such place that has very nice capabilities. Only members can access the site so messages posted to private areas are only seen by the members. You can store pictures and documents there as well. Check it out, it may be something that your program could benefit from.

In our art,
Grandmaster Peter M. Rose

ps — Please note that our Association Home Page provides a section to link to individule Program web sites. If your Program has a web site, send me the URL and I will list you there. Get on the web! The last 4 members who have joined my program found Rose School of Karate on a web search for karate programs! And if your program doen't have a website, I'd be happy to put a page together for you and host it on my server. Send me an email and let me know if you are interested.

Grandmaster Peter M. Rose holds an 8th Degree Black Belt. He began his studies with Grandmaster S.A. Brock in 1968. He has operated the Rose School of Karate in Portsmouth, NH since 1972. Grandmaster Rose is a senior software engineer, analyst, designer, and technical project manager. Grandmaster Rose can be reached at zzrose@yahoo.com, or you can visit his personal web site http://www.zzrose.com/pmr.html.

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