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Anger week 1

Anger

Week 1

“Speak when you are angry—and you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret.”

Laurence J. Peter, educator and best known for The Peter Principle

Translation for Adults

When you become angry it is very easy to speak and act in ways that you will later regret. When you are angry and your adrenaline is pumping, you can speak without thinking. Even if what you say is true, when spoken in anger, then it is usually better left unsaid. Think before you speak, even in the heat of the argument. It’s the only way to avoid words you will later regret. It may take an incredible amount of self-control, but the extra seconds of thought may be the difference between keeping your cool and saying something you might regret.

Translation for Kids

Being angry is normal. You must remember to control your anger. Anger could cause you to say the wrong words or act badly. You wouldn’t want to hurt someone because of your anger. You wouldn’t want to be in trouble because of your anger. Martial arts teaches you self-control.

Think before you speak or act. Use your self- control to protect others from bad words or actions. You’ll feel great and so will the people around you.

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. What did you say when you were angry that you wished you hadn’t said?
  2. How does thinking before you speak help you control your anger?

 

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.

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Potential Week 4

Potential

Week 4

you can dunk a basketball. Give it try. You may come closer than you think. You may be afraid to try a

jump kick. Ask yourself, “Why not?” There is no reason why you shouldn’t try. You may have to try more tha“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were and I say, ‘Why not?’”

George Bernard Shaw, British playwright, essayist

Translation for Adults

This well-known quote has been taught to many generations of school children in hopes of motivating those children to take on challenges throughout life, instead of avoiding those challenges, which are often opportunities. When faced with new challenges, an opportunity for excellence, too many people say, “It’s not for me. I can’t do that!” They should be asking themselves, “Why not me?” Once you decide to face a challenge, to make the effort to live a dream, your success could be immeasurable. The next time you’re faced with a challenge shout a resounding “Bring it on!” Once you do this, your potential will be limitless.

Translation for Kids

Challenges are actually opportunities. You can try something new because you have confidence in yourself. Don’t say, “I can’t”; say “I will try to do my best.” You may not think you can dunk a basketball. Give it try. You may come closer than you think. You may be afraid to try a jump kick. Ask yourself, “Why not?” There is no reason why you shouldn’t try. You may have to try more than once to do it right. That is learning. You

must try to learn. When you do learn you have power. The power to say, “ I can” and “I did.”

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. Have you ever accomplished something new that you thought you couldn’t do? How did that make you feel?
  2. How can asking, “Why not?” help you to reach your potential?

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!

 

 

Potential Week 3

Potential

Week 3

“Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence— is the key to unlocking our potential.”

Winston Churchill, British statesman, prime minister during World War II

Translation for Adults

Everyone has equal potential to achieve his or her best. You have the abilities to be successful, on your terms. Potential, however, requires effort. Some are born to wealth, which may provide more opportunities; but without effort, not even the rich will achieve their goals. Your effort is your wealth. When you put effort behind your goals, you are experiencing your full potential. You are as privileged as “the privileged” (and maybe more so) because you have an equal opportunity to try to be your best—and your effort may allow you to seize that opportunity better than they. We all have equal ability to put forth effort. Work as hard as you’re able and you will achieve your goals. Stop making excuses and start making effort—and you will unlock your potential.

Translation for Kids

Effort is hard work. You can only be your best if you work hard. Everyone has an equal opportunity to try. You will be successful because you put forth effort. Too many people would rather be lazy. Your life would be easier if you didn’t attend your martial arts class. It’s easier to forget your homework than making the effort to study. Effort is necessary if you expect to achieve your goals. There are no rewards without effort. Only students who work hard become great Black Belts. Even those students who are excellent martial artists must work very

 

hard to earn their Black Belts. Work hard for your goals. You will reach your full potential. You will succeed.

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. What is a goal that you want to achieve that will take continuous effort?
  2. What will you have to do to reach that goal?

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!

 

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Potential Week 2

Potential

Week 2

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”

Helen Keller, American writer

Translation for Adults

Potential does not mean that you can do everything, but it does mean you can do some things—and do them very well. You may not be a star athlete or a legendary rock guitarist, but you can be the best at what you do. Don’t allow your ineptitude at sports, music or whatever you can’t do affect the rest of your life. Part of what makes Michael Jordan and Eric Clapton great is that they discovered what they could do best, and, therefore, have achieved their potential. Don’t ever stop experimenting with the potentials of life, even when you discover that you can’t do some things. Once you know what you can do, work to be your best. The talents we possess as well as the talents we lack, shape who we are.

Translation for Kids

Potential is the opportunity to be the special person you can be. You can’t do everything, but you can do some things very well. Don’t ever stop trying new things in life. You may have the talents to be great. You may not. You may not have the skills to be a great basketball player. That’s OK. Playing basketball with your friends is still a good activity. You may try hard, but you may never be an “A” student. That is no reason to stop learning. Keep trying and use what you learn to discover what you can do best. Each person has unique talents. Use your talents and you will reach your potential.

 

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. What is something you always wanted to try? What has stopped you from trying it?
  2. How does trying help you reach your full potential?

 

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!