“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.”
George Bernard Shaw, 19th/20th Century Irish dramatist, essayist and critic
Translation for Adults
Anyone who is truly successful has made countless mistakes. The reason why successful people are always making mistakes is because they are always trying.
Before Thomas Edison finally invented the light bulb, he failed 3,000 times, but he never stopped try-
ing, which is why he finally succeeded. Not only was Thomas Edison unafraid to make mistakes, but also he realized that making mistakes is often the best way to learn. Don’t let the fear of failure deter you from trying and acting. When your efforts produce an undesirable result, learn from it, and then try again.
Translation for Kids
Michael Jordan is probably the best basketball player of all time. He made thousands of baskets, but he also missed thousands of baskets. In fact, he actually missed more baskets than most other players. One of the reasons why Michael Jordan is so great is that he always tried. Just like Michael Jordan, you too must
take action and be willing to make mistakes, and even fail. What matters is that you continue to try. If you always take action, then one day you will be a great Black Belt.
Class Discussion for Kids
- What action did you take to reach a goal even though you thought you might make a mistake or fail?
- What happened when you tried?
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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