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Secrets Your Parents Never Told You

I was mailing a copy of my first book at the UPS store today, to Colonel Carmona- the mentor I told you about yesterday.

Well, anyway, Lisa, the girl who took care of me, and has known me for years was all excited that I had published a book. I forgot that many local people probably don’t know that; especially if I haven’t seen them in a while.

At the end of her very enthusiastic congratulations, she asked what my next book would be about.

I told her and know I’m going to tell you.


I am really excited about this one.

The title is Secrets Your Parents Never Taught You, Because They Probably Didn’t Know.

Thanks to Dr. Greg Moody of Rev Publishing for the great title idea during an author workshop I was doing with him.

He taught me about how a title needs to catch attention and not be boring.


FYI, what the book is really about is about raising happy and healthy kids with strong self-esteem and other success skills.

The Secrets Our Parents Never Taught Us….

But let’s face it, they did the best they could with the information that they had- thus they probably didn’t teach us because they probably didn’t know.


Parenting is such an important calling.

I know I wasn’t ready when I first began.

And healthy self esteem and the other Blackbelt Leadership Principles I teach in this book are the secrets of success.

It’s what we do at Krav Maga Martial Arts every day.


And, oh, by the way……

The book is about positive mental programming to ensure a child’s greatest chances for success in adulthood- but we can use the same to reprogram any faulty programming for our own past too.

It works for the kids and works for me, and it can work for you too.

Get to work on positive programming for your family and/or yourself with my team and I today.


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!


Shihan Harley and I when I opened the dojo in 2000.

He, the dojo and I have all grown together for the last 22 years.



———————————————————————————————————————- 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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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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