I Wanna Be Like (Shihan) Harley…

Today I want to brag on my son Harley…

but not because he’s my son, nor even because he’s an amazing martial artist and instructor, a 5th degree Blackbelt that’s been training for 20 years…


What I have most observed about Harley lately, that I think separates him from most people, is how remarkably consistent he is.

He’s a specimen of health and fitness; but he wasn’t always that way.

As a youth, he struggled with weight.

He works out EVERY single day.


He’s a model student, employee, and teacher.

He shows up every day; rather he feels like it or not.

He studies, practices, and sharpens the sword.


Harley is consistent at everything he chooses to do.

I wish I could say that of myself.

I’m better than most, but he’s better than me.

What about you?


The point of this message is, of course, that we can all me more consistent.

I have studied some of the most successful people in every single walk of life- athletically, professionally, financially, in the martial arts, and even as pertains to their personal relationships and other priorities; and here is what I have found:


  • they do something every day that moves the needle.
  • they do it even when they don’t want to.
  • when they get bored, they embrace the boredom- because they know consistency is the key.

I am going to work at being more consistent on the daily things I need to do to move the needle on the things most important in my life.

I’m going to emulate my son better.

Will you join me?

If so, tell us in our official KMMA community.


Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

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


p.s. I also recently started a facebook community for fathers who want to be their best. Check it out here. 




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.

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