He Walks the Talk

It is a critically important thing for every leader that he or she walks their talk.

     What we do supports or denies what we say; and what we do speaks more loudly.

Another at least as strong indicator of the quality of a leader’s leadership is that his followers walk the talk too.

     That’s why I am so proud and grateful of my great Blackbelt Leaders at Krav Maga Martial Arts.

And, today, I want to specifically spotlight young Sensei Ayden, who is a walking, talking example of what we mean when we talk about Blackbelt Leadership Excellence.

He’s been running our summer camp this week and is doing amazing.

     The campers love him, and are working hard to walk the talk too.

They treat each other with courtesy and respect, and are “training like a Blackbelt”.

     This just means that they’re giving their very best every day in every class. And, by training like a Blackbelt, one day they will be.

But with Sensei Ayden, they not only demonstrate Focus, Respect and Discipline, while developing their Confidence, Gratitude and Respect…

    they are inspired.

They want to do well for him, they enjoy learning from him, and they want to be like him.

Not coincidently, they also are encouraged, challenged and empowered by him, rather or not they realize that’s what’s happening.

And, by the way, Sensei Ayden is only 15 years old.

     As proud of him as I am for how far he’s come and for the excellent way in which he teaches classes and is performing as the Head Instructor in this Summer Camp- I am even more excited for the Head Instructor he will grow into.

It’s the exciting thing about being a Blackbelt Leadership academy.

We grow the leaders that help grow the leaders while they keep growing into the next level of leaders.

When you see Sensei Ayden, congratulate him.

     And if you’d like more info on Blackbelt Leadership development for your child, call, text, email mail me. The latter is the slowest. 😉

You can even just reply to this email.

Your kids are going to grow up quickly.

We’ll help you prepare them for their life and leadership future.

Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

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

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.

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