“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”
Maya Angelou, American writer, actress, lecturer, playwright and civil-rights activist
Translation for Adults
The circumstances that affect your life are not always favorable. Often, those circumstances can be improved once you change your view of them. A positive Black Belt attitude may make even the worse situation look hopeful. During the next week, take a few minutes to check your attitude of a specific situation in your life.
Instead of being disappointed or upset and just com- plaining about it, change your attitude to change the situation.
Translation for Kids
You may have been disappointed when the grade on a test or a report card was lower than you expected. How did you react to the lower grade or any disappointment or unexpected change in your life? You might blame the teacher, or learn to have a positive attitude, which will help you change your study habits to earn a better grade the next time. Part of being a great Black Belt is having a great Black Belt attitude.
How would your instructor act in that situation? Do you think a Black Belt would become upset or have a great attitude? When life is disappointing, take a
few minutes to think about how you might change it, instead of complaining and becoming discouraged.
Discussion for Kids
- Were you ever disappointed about changes in your life, and changed your attitude instead of becoming upset?
- Name two ways to change your attitude to change your situation
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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