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Change Week 4


Week 4

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”

Alice Walker, African-American author of The Color Purple and many other works


Translation for Adults

Take a minute to think about the people in your life. How often do they dismiss your plans or future ambitions as impossible dreams, or tell you that they will never happen? Clearly, you don’t want to surround yourself with those types of people. Instead, surround yourself with positive people whose encouragement, influence and motivation will help you to be successful and reach you full potential.


Translation for Kids

Would you want someone to be your friend if he or she always tells you that your ideas are no good or your dreams will never come true? Do you have any friends that act like that? Do you ever treat other people that way? Make sure you have a positive attitude and the people in your life have a positive Black Belt attitude.

The best friends are those who encourage you and help you grow.


Discussion for Kids

  1. Has a friend ever discouraged your ideas or dreams?
  2. Have you ever treated a friend that way?


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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