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December Word of the Month Week 3

Caring and Sharing

Week 3

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest

compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

Leo Buscaglia, PhD, author, renowned lecturer and University of Southern California professor


Translation for Adults

You’re having “one of those days” and suddenly someone tells you, with great sincerity, how much you helped her recently, compliments you for your sup- port, or simply lets you “vent”—what a transforma- tion! “One of those days” is now one of your best. It

is just more proof that the smallest acts of kindness and caring can have a huge effect on someone’s life. The same is true with children. If you’re a parent, then you’ve probably noticed that when you take the time to listen to your child and give him your undivided attention, and compliment him on his good behavior or a positive outcome, he shines as bright as the sun.


Translation for Kids

There’s many ways you can help a friend feel better. Give him a pat on the back. Give him a deserved compliment. Give him your advice when he is in a tough situation. What you may think is only small help can mean something big to others. Just a few minutes of your time can help a friend feel really great and more confident. You can encourage others just like your martial arts instructor encourages you. You can also help others achieve their goals, whether it’s earning a black belt or an “A” on a spelling test.


Class Discussion for Kids

  1. Can you think of a time where you really needed encouragement from someone else?
  2. Did someone encourage you, and if so who?

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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