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September Word of Month: Questioning Part 2


Week 2

“He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.”

Chinese Proverb

Translation for Adults

It’s better to admit that you do not know an answer and then ask the question than to never know the answer. It’s that “five minutes” of being a fool that bothers most adults. You must develop the courage to disregard what others think because you know you are being wise asking a question, not a fool. Asking questions shows that you analyze information rather than just accept it. If your never asked questions, then you would never know the answers—and it’s the answers that are the knowledge you need to grow and succeed.

Translation for Kids

You may be sometimes scared to ask questions in school or martial arts class. You may be afraid that the other students will think that you are stupid, and make fun of you. Remember, there are no stupid questions. Asking questions does not make you stupid. In fact, asking questions shows that you are smart. You don’t just accept information, but you think about it, so you can really understand. If you never ask questions, then you will never know the answers. You need those answers to improve your grades and be a better martial artist and person.

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. Have you ever been afraid to ask questions because others might think you were stupid?
  2. How can asking questions help you learn?


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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