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Potential Week 3


Week 3

“Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence— is the key to unlocking our potential.”

Winston Churchill, British statesman, prime minister during World War II

Translation for Adults

Everyone has equal potential to achieve his or her best. You have the abilities to be successful, on your terms. Potential, however, requires effort. Some are born to wealth, which may provide more opportunities; but without effort, not even the rich will achieve their goals. Your effort is your wealth. When you put effort behind your goals, you are experiencing your full potential. You are as privileged as “the privileged” (and maybe more so) because you have an equal opportunity to try to be your best—and your effort may allow you to seize that opportunity better than they. We all have equal ability to put forth effort. Work as hard as you’re able and you will achieve your goals. Stop making excuses and start making effort—and you will unlock your potential.

Translation for Kids

Effort is hard work. You can only be your best if you work hard. Everyone has an equal opportunity to try. You will be successful because you put forth effort. Too many people would rather be lazy. Your life would be easier if you didn’t attend your martial arts class. It’s easier to forget your homework than making the effort to study. Effort is necessary if you expect to achieve your goals. There are no rewards without effort. Only students who work hard become great Black Belts. Even those students who are excellent martial artists must work very


hard to earn their Black Belts. Work hard for your goals. You will reach your full potential. You will succeed.

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. What is a goal that you want to achieve that will take continuous effort?
  2. What will you have to do to reach that goal?

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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