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Wisdom – part 1


Week 1

”I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

Translation for Adults

To acquire wisdom requires constant learning and the pursuit of knowledge. Knowledge can be achieved in many ways, but one of the best is your experience. To paraphrase the old saying, “If you fail to learn from past mistakes, then you will certainly repeat them.” Your past experiences contain a stockpile of wisdom that will be very useful in the future. It may be painful to recall the past, especially if you’ve made mistakes, but it is also the only way to grow. Review your past actions and experiences during the next week and take a “wisdom” inventory of what you can learn and how that knowledge will help you grow and succeed.

Translation for Kids

Wisdom is more than just “smarts.” It is your effort to learn new ideas everyday. You can learn in school. You can learn from TV programs. You can also learn from your past. The life you’ve experienced and the actions you’ve taken will teach you much. If you’ve made mistakes in the past, then you can learn to avoid making the same mistakes again. That is real wisdom! If you do the opposite of your past mistakes, then you’ve learned to make the right decisions.

Review your past choices before you make a new decision. You’ll be more in control of our future. Grow with wisdom and you will succeed.

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. Have you learned from your past actions, especially mistakes? Did it help you to make a better decision today?
  2. What does wisdom mean to 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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