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October Word of Month – Risk


Week 1

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

Robert F. Kennedy, U.S. Attorney General during Kennedy administration

Translation for Adults

Taking risks is challenging, but overcoming those challenges usually leads to big rewards. If you were afraid to fail when taking risks, then you would accomplish nothing in life. Investing in a new business is a costly and risky proposition, but millions do it everyday. They know that trying to succeed is as important as actually succeeding. Part of the reason their investments generate profit is because they are willing to try. Virtually all of the choices in your life involve risk. In some, you invest your time, in others, your money. Whether your choices seem petty or enormously important, always give your best effort to help those choices result in success.

Translation for Kids

Taking a risk means that you’re not afraid to try your best. Taking risks may seem scary, but you’ll learn new lessons and achieve your goals. Don’t be afraid to try that new kick in class. You may not do it right the first time. You must try it again and again to do it right. Your hard work could lead to your Black Belt. A Black Belt is not afraid to take risks. You may make mistakes, but those mistakes will help you learn how to do things right. Learning from your mistakes makes you a leader. Leaders are willing to take risks be successful.

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. What did you try that you were afraid to try because you thought you couldn’t do it right?
  2. Did you try again and again, until you did it right? How did that make you feel?


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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