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Failure word of month for May


Week 1

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”

Winston Churchill, prime minister of England during World War II

Translation for Adults

Although failure may be a word or situation you try to avoid, it has always been a companion on the road to success. Failure is an experience that should intensify your confidence and generate more enthusiasm to accomplish your goals. Failure is not really an impediment to success, but a sign of progress and perseverance. Fighting through your failures and learning from those experiences is a form of success. If you are truly driven to succeed, then the number of times you fail is immaterial. Each failure will redirect your steps, providing those small adjustments that keep you headed toward your goal.

Translation for Kids

It’s easy to think that failure is bad. You almost always fail the first time you play a new game. You probably failed the first few times you rode your bike or tried a new martial arts kick. You didn’t do that new kick exactly right the first time. You must fail to learn. You must experience failure to reach your goals. You must keep trying that new kick. Keep practicing with enthusiasm and a positive attitude. You will feel more confident and motivated to succeed. You will become an expert kicker. You will learn from your failures. They will guide you toward to your goals.

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. What can you do today that you failed to do the first time?
  2. How did your first failed attempts help you reach your final goal?


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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