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March Word of Month – Character


Week 1

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”

James D. Miles


Translation for Adults

It is easy to be kind and compassionate to those who help you; however, it can be construed as a lack of character to  act  that  way  because  you  are  receiving a kindness in return. You demonstrate real character when you are kind to those who do nothing for you. Do what is right because you want to be  a  better person and because it is socially accepted behavior.

To have real character, you must treat others as equals and not just those from whom you receive a benefit.


Translation for Kids

Most people return kindness with kindness. If someone helps you with your homework, then  you’re  ready  to lend a hand when he or she needs help. How often do you perform the act of kindness first, however? Having true Black Belt character means you are willing to help others, even though they might not help  you.  Be  kind and compassionate to those  around  you  because  it  is the right thing to do.


Class Discussion for Kids

  1. Who is the one person you are able to help this week?
  2. What are you able to do for him or her?


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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