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Criticism April Word of the Month Week 3


Week 3

“Don’t mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it. If it is unfair, keep from irritation. It if is ignorant, smile. If it is justified, learn from it.”



Translation for Adults

It can be beneficial to ignore criticism occasionally, especially if it becomes a barrier to your goals. If the criticism comes from the right source and is the truth, then you must accept it and learn from it, even if it

is painful. Much of the time we disregard all criticism because we simply do not want to hear it.  That  atti- tude, however, will make you unable to use the  criti- cism to be better. Don’t overlook the positive benefits of justified criticism. Accept it, learn from it, and it will drive you toward your goals.


Translation for Kids

Criticism is not always wrong. Sometimes, we must accept and learn from it. Let’s say you’re testing for your next belt, but your instructor wants you to test a second time to make sure you are really ready. You

can respond to his criticism in two different ways. You could be mad at your instructor and feel bad, or you could make the wise choice and accept his criticism

as positive help to make you a great Black Belt. It is important to learn from criticism, especially if it comes from the right person for the right reason.


Class Discussion for Kids

  1. When was the last time you were criticized and it was justified?
  2. Did you learn from it? What did you learn?


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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