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Action Week 2


Week 2

“When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers.”

Colleen C. Barrett, president and member of the board of directors, Southwest Airlines


Translation for Adults

Most people are quick to volunteer solutions to a problem or wrong situation. They offer suggestions or ask why someone isn’t solving the problem. They have the plan, which is what architects do. Those who act on the plan are like bricklayers. Without the action of bricklayers, the architect’s plans are just paper on a desk; but when you act, those plans produce positive results. Now is the time to achieve your goals and stop thinking about them.


Translation for Kids

Most people have ideas about how to help someone being bullied, but they sometimes expect others to act. This is like the difference between an architect and   a bricklayer. The architect has the ideas or plans, but the bricklayer does the work, or acts. You may need to think like the architect to create a plan to help some- one, but you always want to put your plans into action like the bricklayer. You must take the action necessary to help someone being bullied or in a bad situation, or   to reach your goal.


Class Discussion for Kids

  1. When did you think like an architect to make a plan to reach your goals?
  2. What steps or actions will you take like a bricklayer to reach your goal or act on your plan?


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

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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