you can dunk a basketball. Give it try. You may come closer than you think. You may be afraid to try a
jump kick. Ask yourself, “Why not?” There is no reason why you shouldn’t try. You may have to try more tha“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were and I say, ‘Why not?’”
George Bernard Shaw, British playwright, essayist
Translation for Adults
This well-known quote has been taught to many generations of school children in hopes of motivating those children to take on challenges throughout life, instead of avoiding those challenges, which are often opportunities. When faced with new challenges, an opportunity for excellence, too many people say, “It’s not for me. I can’t do that!” They should be asking themselves, “Why not me?” Once you decide to face a challenge, to make the effort to live a dream, your success could be immeasurable. The next time you’re faced with a challenge shout a resounding “Bring it on!” Once you do this, your potential will be limitless.
Translation for Kids
Challenges are actually opportunities. You can try something new because you have confidence in yourself. Don’t say, “I can’t”; say “I will try to do my best.” You may not think you can dunk a basketball. Give it try. You may come closer than you think. You may be afraid to try a jump kick. Ask yourself, “Why not?” There is no reason why you shouldn’t try. You may have to try more than once to do it right. That is learning. You
must try to learn. When you do learn you have power. The power to say, “ I can” and “I did.”
Class Discussion for Kids
- Have you ever accomplished something new that you thought you couldn’t do? How did that make you feel?
- How can asking, “Why not?” help you to reach your potential?
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 Greecekungfu.com.
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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