March Word of Month – Character Wk 4

Character

Week 4

“Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.”

Elmer G. Letterman, business executive

 

Translation for Adults

You’ve met the type (and they may have even fooled you): The person who purposely assumes a certain personality to trick others into thinking he or she is someone else. At first, such  people  may  receive  a warm reception, but eventually his or her real  character reveals itself; and it’s perceived as a deception. Don’t use personality to hide character flaws; instead, improve your character with Black Belt attitude. Only then will your personality always reflect the positive qualities that others recognize as character, and keep the doors to success and prosperity open.

 

Translation for Kids

It’s easy to be attracted to someone who is funny and has a good personality. Sometimes, however,  those people wear their personalities like masks. They are not who they appear to be.  Fortunately,  you  are  learning and living the Black Belt attitude, so you’re able to recognize  and  avoid  these  people,  and  not  become  one of them. Having a personality is a good thing, but only when it matches the goodness of your character. Your Black Belt attitude will keep the doors to success and prosperity open throughout your life.

 

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. Are there any parts of your personality that do not match your character?
  2. If so, then what will you do to change your personality?

 

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 Greecekungfu.com.

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.

Also check us out on Kids Out and About!

 

 

Word of the Month – Character Wk 3

Character

Week 3

“Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

 

Translation for Adults

Character and reputation are often considered sepa- rate qualities of one’s life, but they are so closely related that they may become indistinguishable.

Probably the best example of this is the person who pretends to be everyone’s friend (the shadow), but actually he or she talks badly about them behind their backs. Although initially  others  may  think  this  two- faced individual is  genuinely  being  nice,  eventually  his or her true character will be exposed (the tree). Always try to keep your shadow behind you, so others see and benefit from knowing the real you. To achieve a Black Belt reputation, you must have a Black Belt character.

 

Translation for Kids

Your reputation is what people think  of  you.  That  is the shadow in the quote from Abraham Lincoln. Your

character is who you really are. That is the tree. At first, character and reputation may seem to be separate qualities, but they are so closely related that they seem to merge together. If you want people to think you are kind, then you must be kind all the time. If you want people to think you are trustworthy, then you must be trustworthy all the time. Your character is the real you, and that is what you want others to see all the time.

That means you must have a Black Belt attitude every- day and everywhere you go.

 

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. What are some qualities that you want to define your character, the real you?
  2. What can you do to make sure that others recognize those qualities in 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 Greecekungfu.com.

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.

Also check us out on Kids Out and About!

 

March Word of the Month – Character Wk 2

Character

Week 2

”A ‘No’ uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.”

Mahatma Gandhi, 20th century proponent of non-violence and the spiritual leader of India’s independence

 

Translation for Adults

A large part of your character is the beliefs you hold sacred. Everyone has his or her own values and belief systems. The true test of character is: Do you stand by those beliefs even when they might not be popular? It is not worth sacrificing your  integrity  to  please  others no matter who they are. Staying true to your values, although difficult, is always better than succumbing to what other people may want you to believe.

 

Translation for Kids

There will be instances throughout your  life  when people you know will ask you  to  do  something  you know is wrong, such as try drugs or alcohol or hurt another person. This will test your  character.  When faced with peer pressure, it is important that you have the Black Belt confidence to say, “NO,” and  stand  by your beliefs. It is far better to keep your beliefs strong and do what you know is right than just to say, “Yes,” to please your friends.

 

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. When was your character challenged, but you stood by your beliefs?
  2. How did you feel when your character did not waiver?

 

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 Greecekungfu.com.

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.

Also check us out on Kids Out and About!

 

 

two young karate students

March Word of Month – Character

Character

Week 1

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”

James D. Miles

 

Translation for Adults

It is easy to be kind and compassionate to those who help you; however, it can be construed as a lack of character to  act  that  way  because  you  are  receiving a kindness in return. You demonstrate real character when you are kind to those who do nothing for you. Do what is right because you want to be  a  better person and because it is socially accepted behavior.

To have real character, you must treat others as equals and not just those from whom you receive a benefit.

 

Translation for Kids

Most people return kindness with kindness. If someone helps you with your homework, then  you’re  ready  to lend a hand when he or she needs help. How often do you perform the act of kindness first, however? Having true Black Belt character means you are willing to help others, even though they might not help  you.  Be  kind and compassionate to those  around  you  because  it  is the right thing to do.

 

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. Who is the one person you are able to help this week?
  2. What are you able to do for 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 Greecekungfu.com.

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.

Also check us out on Kids Out and About!