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Word of Month November – Adversity Week 1


Week 1

”Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.”

Jeffrey Gitomer

Author and speaker on selling and customer service


Translation for Adults

You can overcome any obstacle to your goals. Everyone in this class has faced obstacles: Being motivated to attend your first class or having the courage to pass your belt test. You experience challenges every day. Your attitude is the only real barrier to your success. You are either your worst enemy or your best friend. When faced with challenges, remember that you have the potential to achieve greatness. After all, you have experienced success before—and it was a great feeling!


Translation for Kids

If you have a Black Belt attitude, then you’re able to face any challenge. Think about some challenges you have overcome: An excellent score on a difficult test at school or learning all of a new form for your belt. Your attitude is your real challenge; only it will ever stop you from breaking through obstacles. You can accomplish anything with hard work and determination, two important qualities to earn your Black Belt.


Class Discussion for Kids

  1. What are two challenges you have overcome?
  2. How did your Black Belt attitude help you to over- come those challenges?


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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