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Power Week 3

Power Week 3

“I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.”

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States


Translation for Adults

Power is fuel; it’s valuable because it drives you and your goals. The power you receive from your martial arts training also drives you on the path towards wisdom—to make good decisions, be committed to yourself and help others. You’ll discover that you don’t need to overpower a situation to resolve it or a challenge to achieve it. Small amounts of power specifically applied will enable you to accomplish much more than you may have thought possible.


Translation for Kids

Think of the power you’ve gain from martial arts as being a fuel, like wood or gasoline. You are like an engine that needs that fuel to grow, learn, play and make the right decisions. It’s amazing how you feel like you have more power when you make more right decisions, when you remain committed to your training and when you help others. Remember, if you’re older or larger than other children in your martial arts class, then you must be careful to control your power when you spar and practice with them. It’s important to learn that you only have to use a small amount of your power, or “fuel,” to think and act right.


Class Discussion for Children

  1. Did you ever use too much of your power? Did you ever jump and play so much that you fell or knocked someone to the ground? Did you ever close your bedroom door so hard that something fell to the floor in your bedroom?
  2. Has martial arts helped you to control yourself better? Do you know how to use just a little bit of your power to help someone?


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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