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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 fulfillment.

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02/10/20: Nidan Eleanne Solorzano Becomes Certified Silva Method Instructor
Nidan Eleanne Solorzano of the Rose School of Karate has recently become a Certified Silva Method Instructor. I asked her to write something up for the association, and she was kind enough to do so.

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Nidan Eleanne Solorzano

Hello everyone,

I hope you all are doing well. I wanted to share some news on my end. I recently officially became the Certified Silva Instructor of New Hampshire. My first Immersion starts on April 30, 2020 in Exeter, NH.

Going through the ranks, I was always aware that I needed to share the Art with at least two other people so they can positively affect two other people. All of the sudden, I was required to go to this Silva Immersion which I never had heard of before.

After my first Immersion, I reviewed a few more times in Farmington, CT. Over time, I actually fell in love with it. The people who attend Silva are such positive people and they have a need to share Silva with their loved ones. After much introspection, I decided to pursue the intensive training.

I can say that I finally feel fulfilled- that has been a long journey. Being a Silva Instructor feeds a huge crater inside of me that had been empty for a long time. In addition, this position takes me completely out of my comfort zone since I am logical and mathematical by profession.

I thank Grandmaster Rose and all of you who I have learned so much from over the years and who tell me the truth at all times. I would not have taken this step if I did not have you all to guide me and correct me over the years. Thank you!

I have a website and I am on Facebook. The links are below. If you have any suggestions for me as I pursue being a Silva Instructor, I would love to hear them. I take your advice and wisdom very seriously.

Nidan Eleanne Solorzano

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02/10/20: Elisabeth Palczynski of Bear Den Commissioned As Army 2nd Lt.
Proud dad, Mike Palczynski, also of the Bear Den Karate Club, Eliot, ME, sent the following note celebrating his daughter Elisabeth's recent commissioning as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army. Congratulations to both!!

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Elisabeth Palczynski, Army 2nd Lt.

This is a picture of Elisabeth Palczynski taking the oath as a newly commissioned officer in the United States Army.

Elisabeth attended Army ROTC and just graduated from Boston University with a BA in Linguistics. She is now a Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Branch of the Army.

Elisabeth is a student of Sensei Downs of the Bear Den Karate Club when home from college and also the BU Karate Club when time allowed. During the Commissioning (at home in Dover, NH via a Zoom Conference), Elisabeth received the Daughter's of the American Revolution, Col William McIntosh Chapter Award for Integrity, Leadership and Character. She also graduated as a Distinguished Military Scholar.

At the end of June, Elisabeth will travel to Fort Lee in Virginia to continue training and then will be transferred to Graffenwohr, Germany for assignment.

07/12/20: Kaylee Smith Receives Promotion to Pending Black Belt
From: Master Russell Jones, Sachem Self Defense School, Laconia, NH:

I am pleased to announce the promotion of Kaylee Smith to Shodan-Ho, Pending Black Belt.

After eight hours of written, oral and physical examination the true Kaylee was revealed. A large part of the revaluation of the true Kaylee is that she is a mere nine months out from reconstructive ACL surgery that normally requires a year of rehab.

Please join me in congratulating Shodan-Ho Smith on her accomplishment.

In Our Art,
Master Jones

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New Pending Black Belt Kaylee Smith and Master Russell Jones.

From all of us at C&S Self Defense Association, we wish Ms. Smith our sincere congratulations for your accomplishment! We look for great things from you in the years to come, and hope you flourish with your new material.

Grandmaster Rose

03/05/21: Sachem Self Defense School Brown Belt Promotions
I am pleased and honored to announce the promotion of Lance Raymond to 3rd Degree Brown Belt, Sankyu. Lance showed himself as an excellent martial artist during a long, cold, rainy exam with icy footing.

I am also pleased and honored to announce the promotion of Mike Metz to 1st Degree Brown Belt, Ikkyu. Mike is a long time student and I am happy to have him wear a rank that denotes his skill.

In Our Art,
Master Jones

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Lance Raymond, Master Jones, Mike Metz

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