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Wisdom Part 4


Week 4

“The doors of wisdom are never shut.” Benjamin Franklin, inventor, author, diplomat and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America

Translation for Adults

The pursuit of wisdom is a continual process; it does not stop at a certain age because there is always more to learn. The greatest martial artists will tell you that the longer they train, the more they must learn and master. Life is very much the same. Do not be close-minded! Close the doors of wisdom and you’ll deny yourself all the opportunities that life has to offer.

Remember, you can learn from anyone: a young child, a bothersome co-worker, an unfriendly neighbor and the villain in a story. Keep you eyes and mind open, so you take advantage of every opportunity to obtain more wisdom. You’ll never have enough!

Translation for Kids

You must learn everyday of your life. There is always more knowledge. There is always more wisdom that will help you grow and realize your dreams. Don’t assume you know everything about a topic in school just because you’ve heard the teacher present that topic before. Listen to your younger brother or sister when they want to explain what they’ve learned in school. You already passed that grade, but that doesn’t mean you learned everything. If you’re wise, then you’ll learn from what your brother or sister is saying. You must also have the right attitude to become wiser. When you close your mind, you stop growing. Just because you’re older and earn excellent grades in school, doesn’t mean you can stop learning. Knowledge is all around you. Look for it and learn from it whenever possible.

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. What have you learned from another person, even though you thought they had nothing to teach you?
  2. Why is it important always to continue learning?

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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