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October Word of the Month – Risk part 3


Week 3

“The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”

Charles DuBois

Translation for Adults

Throughout history, uncounted people have sacrificed everything, including their lives, so the world could be better. Most of us are not faced with those ultimate sacrifices, but it’s not unusual for us to be required to make a large sacrifice to reap even larger rewards. Resisting change is basic human nature because we don’t want to jeopardize what we already possess: career, wealth, possessions, comfort, position.

You may never be required to sacrifice any of these either, but you should always be willing to give every task and goal your best effort. If you decide a goal requires real sacrifice, then give your all.

Translation for Kids

Sacrifice means making the right decision today, so the future will be better. You may want to skip your martial arts class and stay home to play video games with your friends. The right decision is to sacrifice your time with your friends and attend class. When you attend class you are working toward your Black Belt. A Black Belt is a much greater reward than a few hours playing video games. Playing video games is easy and fun. Going to class is fun and hard work. Hard work is the best choice to achieve your goals.

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. What did you sacrifice to work hard toward a goal?
  2. How did your sacrifice help you reach your goal? Did you succeed?


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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