“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
Edmund Burke, 18th Century Irish statesman and philosopher
Translation for Adults
You must always be willing to take action, even when they’re minor actions. Remember, all those small, yet positive, actions accumulate, motivating and inspiring others to act. In the movie, Pay It Forward, a boy challenged himself and others to perform three good deeds. Whenever someone thanked him for a deed, the boy asked that person to “pay it forward,” or con-
tribute three good deeds. Imagine the impact if a large number of people “pay it forward.” The boy in the movie understands the bigger picture; and you must emulate his behavior throughout your life.
Translation for Kids
You must take a test in a week, but you know you will be very busy one of the evenings before the test. It’s easy to think that it’s better not to study for that short time because it won’t make a difference. Sometimes, that’s how you may think about taking action to help others. In the movie, Pay It Forward, a boy challenged himself and others to do three good deeds. Whenever someone thanked him for doing a good deed, the boy asked that person to “pay it forward.” It would make a big difference if a large number of people each did three good deeds. The boy in the movie understands the bigger picture. You must learn to act just like him.
Class Discussion for Kids
- When did you fail to do a good deed because you thought your good deed was too small?
- How would that small deed have helped you?
The Rochester Kung Fu & Fitness was founded in 2005 by Master Paul Gruschow, Rochester Kung Fu & Fitness’s lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.
Rochester Kung Fu & Fitness’s adult program is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.
Rochester Kung Fu and Fitness has a large family program, where families can learn martial arts and character in a friendly supportive environment. Where families together can improve their physical development with their Kung Fu and improve their character and learn lifelong skills as a family.
Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at Rochester Kung Fu & Fitness or call directly at 585-413-0835. You can also visit our website at Greecekungfu.com.
About Master Paul J. Gruschow: Paul is a Ninth-Generation Master of the 7-Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu System under world renowned Grand Master Raymond Fogg and the United States Kung Fu Exchange Federation. Master Paul Gruschow sits on the board of the United States Kung Fu Exchange Federation as well. He has been teaching martial arts for over 20 years and has created many top internationally ranked competitors. Master Gruschow is a motivational speaker and educator and teaches seminars in bullying, self-defense, and martial arts training, around the world.
The Rochester Kung Fu & Fitness is located at 2496 West Ridge Rd, Rochester NY 14626.
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