Proactive Punch

I started my video message earlier today with the phrase “everything happens for a reason and serves me well, and sometimes it’s just that you gotta punch a guy in the head”…

well, if you really know me, that would surprise you and/or even make you chuckle because, though I am confident in my fighting abilities and we do teach the most practical self defense in the world, it is also true that I believe, and teach, and live, the truth that violence of any sort is always the last option, of “common sense before self defense” and that the physical part of training isn’t even the most important part of what we teach.

The Blackbelt Leadership part piece is…

I chose that lead because Blackbelt Leadership student and social influencer Miguel Martinez told me I have to lead with something that gets peoples’ attention so that they’ll watch the rest of my video. 🙂

The reference is really to the lesson of the week, which is about proactively ensuring that everything happens for a reason and serves us well; thus creating a positive self fulfilling prophecy in which the Blackbelt Leadership principle is always true.


Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

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


p.s. here’s the new schedule that takes effect this Saturday! There are some minor modifications to the one we put out at graduation, so make sure you look!

p.p.s. ETC this Saturday! If you’r part of it, you know so. See you there!

p.p.s. don’t forget to RSVP and invite a buddy to the board breaking seminar next week! 


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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 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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