“It is a strange desire…to seek powers over others, and to lose power over man’s self.”
Francis Bacon, 15th-century English philosopher, essayist and statesman
Translation for Adults
It’s easy as an adult to use power to control others. You can chain your dog, send your child to his room and tell a subordinate worker to have that report finished by
noon or else. You’re fortunate, however, because martial arts has taught you that having power brings with it responsibility. Power is not a selfish opportunity to con- trol, but a life-affirming opportunity to direct, support and motivate others. Your martial arts training affirms the ancient tradition that learning to control one’s own power is paramount.
Translation for Children
Martial arts has helped you feel more powerful in the way you move and think. Those are powers you should always use in a positive way. You’re learning how to con- trol those powers and yourself. Once you have control, you can use your new powers to help people: use your muscles to help an elderly person carry a bag; use your mind power to create a game for the younger children; and use the power of your spirit to be a really good friend. You’ll feel great about your new powers when you use them to make life better.
Class Discussion for Children
- Do you feel your power after doing a form? Do you know you did it right?
- Did you ever feel clumsy? Were you ever so mad that you could barely control yourself? How has your training taught you to control your body and mind?
- Doesn’t it make you feel better when you know how to control yourself?
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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