About Our Instructor/Owners
Sifu Paul Gruschow
Master Paul Gruschow is a role model and mentor for his students and staff at Rochester Kung Fu & Fitness. Master Gruschow leads by example and is an inspiration for all who attend the academy. His dedication to his students is unsurpassed and he brings out the very best in every student. Master Gruschow believes in order to be an effective teacher you cannot just preach about “Black Belt Excellence” but you must live it as well. This is evident because not only is he our Master Instructor but he is also a student himself.
This is what his Teacher, world renowned Grand Master Raymond Fogg (Founder of the United Stated Kung Fu Federation) has to say about Master Paul Gruschow:
This is a letter of recommendation and testimony for one of my favorite students (Paul Gruschow) and the one and only Rochester student that has completed all of the prerequisites set forth by the United States Kung Fu Exchange licensing him to teach and promote all Kung Ku taught by the exchange. Mr. Gruschow has completed testing on all levels of the exchange including the rank of a Master Instructor of the exchange. He has studied with the exchange for well over twenty years and obtained an excellent rating on each level of testing. Knowing first hand, the skills that Mr. Gruschow has achieved makes it an honor to write this letter on his behalf.
Master Gruschow has proven himself time after time as a student, competitor and skilled teacher. He runs one of the most successful schools in the Kung Fu Exchange and the country. He has produced top ranked students and is well loved by his students which is evident by his high retention rate. In short, Master Gruschow produces skilled winners. Over the years, I have witnessed Mr. Gruschow raise young children to adult martial artist with character, morality and strong ethics which has made them patriotic and productive citizens.
When I am asked questions like: Where can I find a good martial arts school in Rochester or hear that students from an Exchange school are moving to the Rochester area and they are interested in continuing their studies. I instantly tell them to go to the best school in the area the Rochester Kung Fu and Fitness school led by Master Paul Gruschow. I can vouch for Master Gruschow and assure you that you will receive the best training and the best of the Seven Star Mantis Style.
Jow Ga Domenica Gruschow
Jow Ga Level 3
- RKF&F Academy Manager
- Little Ninjas Coordinator
- United States Kung Fu Federation Certified Instructor
- 11+ Years Training Under Master Paul Gruschow and the United States Kung Fu Federation
Jow Ga Domenica is a direct disciple and sister of Master Paul Gruschow, the founder and president of the Rochester Kung Fu and Fitness. Domenica has been studying Praying Mantis Kung Fu for more than 10 years and during this time she has had the opportunity to train with some of the worlds best Masters in the system. Jow Ga Domenica has won many local, national and international tournaments, competing in both open hand and weapons forms divisions. She even won the men’s weapon forms division in the international Tournament held at Rochester, NY’s Convention Center. Jow Ga Domenica is recognized in the United States Kung Fu Exchange Federation as the highest ranking female instructor in New York State and is projected to be the first Female Sifu or Master ever created in the United States Kung Fu Exchange Federation. The students and families of the Rochester Kung Fu and Fitness are definitely privileged to have the opportunity to train with the great Martial Artist on a daily basis.
Why Choose Rochester Kung Fu and Fitness?
THE BEST ACTIVITY FOR YOUR KIDS—HANDS DOWN!
The Rochester Kung Fu and Fitness kids martial arts program is the areas leading character development program for martial arts schools. In our Leadership Program, we specialize in teaching our students role modeling and mentorship training that will help them at home and in school. This program will also help guarantee they have a successful future in life! The Rochester Kung Fu and Fitness’ Leadership program creates leaders and mentors for the community because they not only have Rochester’s top rated Kung Fu Program but they also have a Character Development curriculum, along side the Kung Fu training to help ensure we create what we say we will! Benefits of Rochester kids martial arts program: Stronger muscles and cardiovascular function that leads to improved health Anti-bully self-defense skills and techniques for handling peer pressure Leadership skills that set your kids apart from the crowd Superior coordination, flexibility and balance Improved listening and concentration skills that lead to better grades in school Better behavior as your kids release pent-up energy
Our Pre-School Program “Little ninjas” (ages 3-4)
Our Little Ninjas program is a detailed curriculum that focuses on improving pre-school age children’s basic motor and listening skills. These skills help children be more confident and enthusiastic when it comes to learning. Our Little Ninjas program will help your child be prepared for school, they will become better listeners at home and will be more excited about the future. We believe that the most important age for a child’s development is in-between the ages of 3 and 4. The Little Ninjas curriculum consists of 8 essential life skills that are important for any sport or activity. The program also emphasizes 8 personal development skills that will teach your child to have a better appreciation for family values.
LISTEN TO WHAT OUR HAPPY PARENTS ARE SAYING
I think this academy, Rochester Kung Fu and Fitness is a great place for all ages. You learn how to set goals, and gives you self-confidence. The Rochester Kung Fu and Fitness will definitely get you to go far in the future. The staff is amazing, very helpful and always kind. They make parents feel comfortable with teaching their kids and knowing that they are in a safe environment.
Rochester Kung Fu & Fitness is a friendly, welcoming place that encourages children to learn discipline and character building in addition to physical strength and skills. My son talks about class all week and can’t wait for the next one. Instructor Domenica and Sifu Paul are wonderful teachers and role models and lead a genuinely family-friendly program!
Rochester Kung Fu & Fitness has been a great experience for me and my family. My son was welcomed in the best way, the instructors are awesome with the children as well. I enjoy how there are goals that are set out for the children not only at the academy but also outside of the academy, such as in the home and in school.
Rochester Kung Fu & Fitness is definitely a family environment and my son loves coming to practice and is excited when leaving because of the lessons he receives here. I definitely recommend Rochester Kung Fu & Fitness to everyone and we are proud to have this experience!