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September Word Month: Questioning part 1


Week 1

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”

Francois Voltaire, 18th-century French author

Translation for Adults

As an adult, you may think you should know all the answers and, if you ask questions, then you must be stupid. You can’t live long enough to know everything about a particular subject or topic—no one ever has or will. Asking questions is one of the major methods of learning; life experience, formal education and self-education are the others. Questioning what you read, hear and see reveals much about your character.

Someone who acts like he or she has all the answers is not as smart as someone who constantly asks question.

Translation for Kids

Have you ever been in martial arts class and not understood what the instructor was showing or telling you? That has happened to most of us, but it’s okay not to understand. There’s nothing wrong with asking questions when you don’t understand. In fact, it’s the right thing to do because asking questions is one of the best ways to learn. Asking questions shows your instructor that you are eager to learn and that you want to make sure that you understand his instruction.

You will learn more from asking questions than by pretending to have all the answers.

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. Have you ever had trouble understanding your schoolteacher or martial arts instructor?
  2. What is one of the best ways to understand what he or her was trying to teach you?


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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