As Good as I Once Was

Today’s message is a TBT to a blog which was about a TBT to a younger time…

I know you all can relate.

Here’s the blog, I Ain’t As good As I Once Was.


 Is ain’t a word?: Usage Guide


Although widely disapproved as nonstandard, and more common in the habitual speech of the less educated, ain’t is flourishing in American English. It is used in both speech and writing to catch attention and to gain emphasis.


Just thought that would be a fun aside.

When I was a kid we were taught, “ain’t ain’t a word”, but apparently the word had persevered the sentiment. 😉


Speaking of back to school! 

The leadership lessons at Krav Maga Martial Arts will teach and/or reinforce the Blackbelt Superpowers and other skills students will most need for A+ Success this Back To School Season! 

  • Focus
  • Respect
  • Discipline
  • Confidence
  • Goal Setting Skills
  • Bully Proof
  • Habit Setting for Goal Getting
  • Communication & Leadership Skills
  • Resilience
    • and more

I’m looking forward to teaching it, and I hope you are looking forward to receiving it.

 As a KMMA parent, one of the best things you can do to help your kids internalize the lessons is to discuss them at home!


Again speaking of back to school, it’s the best time to get started if you’re child isn’t (or ain’t) growing with us yet! 

Call 813-948-4844 and we’ll get you in for an introduction!

Or visit us at


Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Founding Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts


KMMA Mission: We create confident and competent Blackbelt Leaders, prepared to survive and thrive in any situation, and empowered to lead, where they’re at and into their futures.

About Grandmaster Stephen J. Del Castillo: Grandmaster Del Castillo is the founding Master Instructor of Krav Maga Martial Arts and has been empowering lives in Pasco and Hillsborough Counties since October of 2000. He is a 7th degree Blackbelt, MBA, author, mentor and success coach, a US Army Veteran and a proud father and grandfather. He is married to Ms. Barbara Del Castillo who helps him run the school. Grand Master Del Castillo began his training in the early 80’s and has high level blackbelts in Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Premier Martial Arts and Krav Maga Martial Arts as well as experience in kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do and Jiujitsu. He has high level instructor certifications from BBSI, IKMF, and KMG and has been featured in numerous Martial Arts publications and also Success magazine. He was a competitive sport karate and American Kickboxing instructor until he enlisted in the US Army where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he won an Army Green to Gold scholarship and proceeded to ROTC and the University of Tampa. He was commissioned in 1992 and went on to serve in Germany with the 3rd Infantry Division and then in several other posts in the US until he left military service to pursue his dream of creating KMMA in 2000.

The Krav MagaMartial Arts Headquarters is in Lutz, FL at 1900 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., 33549. Krav Maga Martial Arts serves Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Wesley Chapel, and surrounding areas.

See for more information and to order my book, Developing Your Superpower, Meditations on Mastery, Volume 1.

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