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Word of the Month: Potential wk 1


Week 1

“Focus on your potential instead of your limitations.”

Alan Loy McGinnis, Ph.D, author and family therapist

Translation for Adults

Your potential is the possibility for achievement, whether it’s a daily task or your life goals of health and success. Potential fuels your abilities to accomplish—ANYTHING! All of us have potential, but often it is not utilized to its fullest. You might say it’s put on the backburner. Past failures or new challenges are often the barriers to realize your full potential. Once you lose confidence in your potential and begin to focus on your limitations, you are doomed to failure. The most successful people in the world—Donald Trump, Bill Gates and Martha Stewart—believe in themselves before others believe in them. You must do the same. Put your potential to work; it’s your ally to achieve greatness, whether your goal is big or small.

Translation for Kids

Your potential is what you can become. Believe in yourself. Be confident you can achieve any goal. It may be a small goal, such as removing the trash from the kitchen everyday. It may be a big goal, such as becoming a Black Belt. Use your abilities to reach your potential. Don’t let past failures or new challenges limit what you can do. You must believe in yourself and your abilities. You will do more than you ever thought you could. You have the abilities and the confidence. Your potential belongs to you, and only you. Put it to work and you will achieve greatness.

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. What is potential?
  2. Can you achieve your goals if you think there are limits to your potential?


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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