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Responsibility Week 4


Week 4

“Responsibility’s like a string we can only see the middle of. Both ends are out of sight.”

William McFee, writer of sea stories

Translation for Adults

The two ends of responsibility that can’t be seen are really two choices: Deny responsibility and regress, or accept responsibility and grow to your full potential. As with any decision, though, you will not see the results of your choice until time has passed. It may be easy not to accept your faults and mistakes today. After a month or two, or a year, however, the ramifications could be great. Your results and reward could also be great, if you accept responsibility, whether you admit a mistake or work harder.

Translation for Kids

You have two choices for every responsibility in your life. Don’t be responsible. Blame others. Never become the great person you want to be. The second choice is to accept responsibility. Do the hard work. Become the best person you can be. You may not know the results of your choice until later. You can blame your brother or sister for breaking a lamp, so you’re not blamed.

Remember, they may not want to help you later, when you need help, because you blamed them.

Try always to make the right choice. You may be in trouble, but always accept responsibility for your actions. Your honesty and willingness to grow and become a better person will always be your reward.

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. What are the positive results of taking responsibility?
  2. What can you learn from a famous person who took responsibility for his or her actions? Name a famous person and how they were responsible.

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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