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Word of Month: Adversity Week 2


Week 2

”Adversity causes some men to break, others to break re- cords.”

William A. Ward

American college administrator


Translation for Adults

People either succumb to adversity or rise above it.

Those with the determination and dedication to rise above life’s daily challenges are consistently more successful. Lance Armstrong is a perfect example. He overcame cancer and became the world’s greatest cyclist by winning the Tour de France seven consecutive years. He is an inspirational example of someone who rose above adversity and broke records. Develop your skills and attitude, so you’re able to rise above life’s challenges and break some records for yourself.


Translation for Kids

When faced with challenges, you can either be a quitter or a hard worker, even when the challenges are difficult. Think like a Black Belt! Be inspired by the story of Lance Armstrong. He overcame the challenge of cancer to become the world’s greatest cyclist and the winner of the Tour de France seven straight times. He is an incredible example of a person who rose above adversity and broke world records. Follow his example. When faced with obstacles be determined and dedicated to rise above them and break some records too!


Class Discussion for Kids

  1. Who is another example of someone who rose above adversity?
  2. How can you follow his or her example?


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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