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Wisdom Part 2


Week 2

“Knowledge is the process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.”

Martin Fischer

Translation for Adults

It’s one thing to acquire much knowledge and information. It’s another thing to use that knowledge and information effectively. You absorb knowledge, regularly, from books, magazines, newspapers, television, the Internet, your interactions with others and throughout the course of everyday life. Wisdom is knowing how to use what you’ve learned. It’s the ability to apply all you’ve learned to your life. It is a

never-ending process of sifting through all that information and knowledge, discarding what is worthless and finding what is really useful.

During the next couple of days, start to analyze the recent knowledge and information you’ve acquired to find those gems of wisdom that can make your life better.

Translation for Kids

You will acquire more knowledge and information, as you grow older and continue your education. You will learn facts and ideas in your language, math, history and science classes.

Someday, you may attend college and learn even more knowledge. The benefit of wisdom is using that knowledge, wisely. Review everything you learn to learn how to use it. Someday, you may have to defend yourself. You would not have time to use every self-defense technique you’ve learned. You must learn how to pick the exact knowledge you need to defend yourself, quickly. Wisdom is also separating your knowledge into usable pieces. You can then apply those pieces to specific situations. You’ll make the right decisions. You’ll do the right thing. You will be wise!

Discussion for Kids

  1. What specific knowledge have you learned in academic school that helps you in everyday life?
  2. What have you learned as a martial artist that helps you in everyday life?


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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