Fulfilling the Prophecy
When I tie a whitebelt on a new student at KMMA, I always speak a prophecy over their life that they will be a Confident and Competent Blackbelt Leader one day.
I also tell them how my favorite thing to do is to tie Blackbelts on students, and my second is tying whitebelts- because a Blackbelt is a whitebelt that never quit.
I believe that one of the things that we can do, as parents, leaders and teachers is to speak prophecy over the lives of those we lead, and then to show them how to fulfill that prophecy.
The words we speak are important, because there is life and death in the tongue, and what we speak over our kids will stay with them long after they grow up and start their adult lives.
And we must equip them with the lessons, attitudes and dare I say it, Superpowers, to fulfill the prophecy in their lives.
Then Chapter 7 of the book, and a big part of the Blackbelt journey at KMMA, is discovering one’s own unique superpower(s) too, because these help us determine what we’re called to do.
I believe that every person has a unique and special calling that God has equipped them especially to do.
It is our job to discover it, and then develop the skills and attitudes to fulfill the prophecy, become the highest version of ourselves and do what we were called to do.
My calling is creating confident and competent Blackbelt Leaders, prepared to survive, thrive and lead into whatever they are called to do.
In addition to developing the Blackbelt Superpowers, and other character and Blackbelt leadership skills, another important part of fulfilling the prophecy is the principle of What’s Important Now and Next (WIN).
Speaking of What’s Important Next (WIN), what’s yours or your family’s on your Blackbelt Leadership journey?
If you’re not a student yet, perhaps it’s to start that journey in 2024!
I have attached a special gift certificate so you can start the year strong!
Call Sensei John at 813-948-4844 and hold your spot to start in January!
If you are a student, it’s to pass your test this week!
(call Sensei Allie if you need to schedule a time to do so this week or some make-up classes or a make up date! don’t fall behind! we want you graduating to the next step with us in January!)
If you are a Basic student, perhaps your WIN is to qualify for and step up into the Blackbelt Training or Blackbelt Leadership Program!
Sensei John can schedule that meeting for you too.
If you are a Blackbelt Candidate or Blackbelt, your WIN is the Crucible Prep Cycle for the March Blackbelt Test & Retreat!
And perhaps also to step into leadership. If you’re interested in training up to be a Sensei, email me and we can talk about that.
By the way, WIN next week is enjoying the winter break with your family.
To my Christian brethren, have a blessed Christmas and to all a great New Year’s Eve.
But make sure to identify your what’s important next (WIN) this week first.
And then do something to solidify that step.
Schedule the intro class or leadership meeting.
Invest some time preparing your 2024 goals.
Team KMMA and I are doing our Goal Setting Workshop Friday.
You and yours have some great prophecies to fulfill.
We are proud and grateful to help you do it!
Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!
Founded in 2000 by Grandmaster Stephen J. Del Castillo, a 7th degree Black Belt and Sr. Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts and Karate 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.
Krav Maga Martial Arts Adult Krav Maga training is a complete adult self defense, fitness, and conditioning program for adults who want to learn real world self defense, lose weight, and/or get (and stay in shape).
If you have any questions about our program, or would like to go ahead redeem your 2 weeks FREE, you can call us anytime at 813-547-6368 or visit our Krav Maga Martial Arts website.
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 commisioned 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.