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Kung Fu Word Month: Power


Week 1

“Power tires those who do not have it.”
Giulio Andreotti, 20th-century Italian politician

Translation for Adults:

Martial arts training has helped you to be fit of body as
well as mind and spirit. You’ve learned with experience
that a vigorous martial arts class doesn’t tire you and
drain your power, but actually increases your power
and stamina, while sharpening your mind and renewing
your confidence. Martial arts training “tires those
who do not have it” because they can’t seem to make
the same commitment you have—and that’s the real
power of martial arts!

Translation for Children:

Probably one of the first times you really felt powerful
was when you made the commitment to martial arts—
it must have been a great feeling. Even though you
may have thought martial arts would make you tired,
you quickly discovered that it gives you new powers:
now you have better control of your body; you walk
with more balance; and you have more energy. You
also have more control of your thinking, and increased
your confidence. Now, you have the power to make
new commitments, face new challenges and become a
better person.

Class Discussion for Children
1. Did you often feel tired after school before you
started martial arts? Did you feel like you had no
energy? Did you just lie around, watch TV or play
video games?
2. Do you feel like you have much more energy now?
Are you able to do other fun activities?
3. Name two ways martial arts has given you more
power and energy. Does that make you feel better?


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 and 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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