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Confidence – Part 1


Week 1

“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.”

Samuel Johnson, 18th Century English writer and critic

Translation for Adults

Nothing significant occurs in your life without confidence. Even the most insignificant and mundane tasks of your daily life require an unconscious confidence to do them. To accomplish new tasks and goals, you must first “know” that they are possible. There would be no reason to make plans or put them into action unless you first convinced yourself that those plans would guide you to your goals.

Without that conviction, you might be tempted to stop, if the journey to your goal doesn’t go as you planned. Have confidence in your ability to reach a goal. Your confidence will drive and motivate you to work hard, even though the challenges are great.

Translation for Kids

Life is impossible without confidence. You must have confidence in your ability to reach every goal and finish every task. You must already have confidence because you tried martial arts. Many people fear martial arts training. They think it might be too hard. They think they will look stupid. You had the confidence to come to your first class. Your confidence makes a great life possible. You need it to reach any goal.

Remember, you can do it, whatever “it” may be. Work hard, even when life is a struggle. You will succeed because confidence is your partner.

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. Name a goal you reached that required confidence in your abilities. How did your confidence help you?
  2. How can past successes make your confidence stronger?


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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