For years this was just something cool that I said to my Krav Maga classes.
It went something like this: I had just smoked them for half an hour straight of intense krav maga combatives (kicks, strikes, elbows, knees and combinations) and they had endured and loved it!
Then, I send them off to get water and come back “for the next training evolution”!
In recent years though, I’ve noticed that all of life is like this.
The purpose of the training evolutions that I orchestrate for my students is for them to learn and grow. This includes the krav maga self defense, kickboxing and other physical skills we teach, and the life skills and leadership too, of course.
My meditation this morning is this: perhaps God orchestrates things in our lives the same way and for the same purposes that I do in the classroom.
What if every time we are challenged, stretched or surprised with a new problem or obstacle, God is yelling “on to the next training evolution”.
I get fired up just thinking about it!
Because I know that, if this is so, all I have to do is grow into the person God wants me to be for what He has planned for me next.
I can do that!
I’m a good student and have grown through this process again and again, and each time better, with the grace of God.
So I’m ready for this and every training evolution God sends my way.
I know it’s my next opportunity to learn and to grow.
Which training evolution are you in today?
Whatever it is, just apply the same 3 rules we apply to our training in the dojo:
- Have fun,
- Do your best,
- Learn something new or make something better.
Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!
Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Author, MBA & 7th Degree Blackbelt
Founder & Chief Master Instructor,
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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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