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On Blackbelt Vision and CANI

On Blackbelt Vision


Vision is such an important part of everything we do. You have heard that “where there is no Vision, the people perish”. It’s a cliche and a proverb and, in both cases, because it’s true.


Vision is the 6th of the Foundational Superpowers that I write about in my book, and that we develop through our Blackbelt Leadership Program at Krav Maga Martial Arts.


Vision is essential to the leadership of an organization, a team, a family, a business, a country……


Vision is also an absolute prerequisite towards success at any particular goal.


For the purposes of this message, let’s talk about becoming a Blackbelt.


The first step towards becoming a Blackbelt is you have to want it?


In class I’ll often ask a group of Basic students who wants to be a Blackbelt, and lots of hands go up.


That’s great, because the first step is to want it- rather we are talking about Blackbelt or any other big, worthy and important goal.


The next step, I’ll explain, is to put a done by date on it.


A Goal is a Dream that we set a date to.


The third and most important step is to create the Vision.

We can’t hit a target that we can not see.


Vision is the superpower that brings otherwise fuzzy and, often, far off goals into Focus.


Vision pulls us towards itself!


We can create the future through Vision and the actions that Vision causes us to take!

So here’s the next step for you on your Blackbelt quest if you haven’t completed one yet; or if you need to do so again.


Here is our KMMA Blackbelt Vision sheet.


Complete it and return it to class next time, for a Blackbelt Excellence stripe and, more importantly, as your next step towards qualifying for Blackbelt Leadership training!


On CANI & The Law of The Process

   Already on your Blackbelt Leadership Quest? 

Then this one is for you: CANI AND THE LAW OF THE PROCESS



Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!


Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo

Founding Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts

Author of Developing Your Superpowers  Meditations On Mastery Vol One

Check out the Meditations On Mastery Blog and Podcast too!


p.s. Thank you for reminding me that summer camp is right around the corner and I needed to get registration out Mrs. Servatius!

And congrats for being the very first to get your kids registered to hold their spot!

These camp is open to youth and adults!

They’re fun, but not play. They’re training camps, and you can even test for rank!








———————————————————————————————————————- and Krav Maga Martial Arts have been empowering lives through the martial arts in the Tampa Bay area for 20 years!

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.

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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.

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