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Knowledge Week 1


Week 1

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

Malcolm S. Forbes, American publisher, founder of

Forbes magazine


Translation for Adults

Martial arts  training  opens  your  mind,  preparing  you to be more receptive to learning at any age. You are constantly introduced to  new  concepts,  and  challenged to memorize  self-defense  skills,  which  helps your mind stay sharp and in a continuous state of learning. You gain more knowledge, especially about yourself; you receive a variety of information that broadens your thinking; and you acquire the power to see the possibilities of the world.


Translation for Children

An open mind helps you to make the right  choices. You’ll be able to understand information better, form your own opinions and make your own decisions.

Imagine if a friend told you that a hot  fudge  sundae tasted  terrible,  and  your  friend  did  not  understand why anyone ever ate one? If you accepted what your friend said, then you wouldn’t be thinking for yourself. The right choice is to  taste  a  hot  fudge  sundae,  and then you’ll know it tastes great. Don’t  always  rely  on what others tell you. Learn and think for yourself. You’ll make better choices  and  the  right  decisions  through- out your life.


Class Discussion for Children

  1. Has anyone ever told that you wouldn’t like some- thing, such as a hot fudge  sundae?  Did  you  keep an open mind and try it yourself? Did you decide that you liked it?
  2. What have you learned in your martial arts class that made you think of something in a new 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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