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March Word of Month – Character Wk 4


Week 4

“Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.”

Elmer G. Letterman, business executive


Translation for Adults

You’ve met the type (and they may have even fooled you): The person who purposely assumes a certain personality to trick others into thinking he or she is someone else. At first, such  people  may  receive  a warm reception, but eventually his or her real  character reveals itself; and it’s perceived as a deception. Don’t use personality to hide character flaws; instead, improve your character with Black Belt attitude. Only then will your personality always reflect the positive qualities that others recognize as character, and keep the doors to success and prosperity open.


Translation for Kids

It’s easy to be attracted to someone who is funny and has a good personality. Sometimes, however,  those people wear their personalities like masks. They are not who they appear to be.  Fortunately,  you  are  learning and living the Black Belt attitude, so you’re able to recognize  and  avoid  these  people,  and  not  become  one of them. Having a personality is a good thing, but only when it matches the goodness of your character. Your Black Belt attitude will keep the doors to success and prosperity open throughout your life.


Class Discussion for Kids

  1. Are there any parts of your personality that do not match your character?
  2. If so, then what will you do to change your personality?


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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