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Responsibility Week 2


Week 2

“Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.” George Washington Carver, American botanist and scientist

Translation for Adults

Successful people share many common traits. They are confident. They are skilled leaders. They also take responsibility for their actions— without making excuses. There may be reasons why their actions are unsuccessful, but they don’t excuse their failures or “pass the buck.” They know the “buck” stops with them. You must also be willing to have the “buck” stop with you, when you are responsible. Though it may be initially challenging, taking responsibility for your actions always pays in the end. Once you accept the consequences of your actions, you can fix them. Every excuse just takes you further from a solution. Every time you accept responsibility for a mistake or unsuccessful consequences, you are one step closer to experiencing Black Belt excellence.

Translation for Kids

You and everyone make mistakes. Making a mistake is a lesson to be learned. You must learn to be responsible for your actions and mistakes. It is easy to make an excuse. You received a bad grade on a test, so you blame your teacher. You don’t win first place at a tournament, so the judges hate you. You’ll never succeed or become

better, if you blame others. When you are responsible, you can be a better student and martial artist. Did you receive a bad grade in school? Study harder next time. Didn’t win first place at the tournament? Practice more and ask for help. When you take responsibility, you are starting to have a Black Belt attitude.

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. How did taking responsibility for an action help you become a better person?
  2. Has one of your friends been responsible? Could you be responsible like him or her?

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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