Of all the great things I get to do in life and as a living, I especially enjoy sowing Blackbelts.
The picture above is of a particularly fun semi-private class I just got to teach with two senior Blackbelts on some advanced stick, knife, gun and long-gun defense.
My goal is to train every student to Blackbelt Leader (2nd Degree Blackbelt) and, with the accomplishment of that goal, I know they will possess the self-defense skills, leadership skills, and Blackbelt Superpowers (Focus, Respect, Discipline, Confidence, Gratitude and Vision) that will prepare them to survive and thrive in any situation, and empower them to roles of progressive leadership in life and business as well.
And sometimes, they stay even beyond that, and I get to sow them even deeper, and to greater levels of self-defense and leadership skills.
But the whole process starts with the brand-new white belt, beginner.
That’s why, as much as I enjoy teaching the Master class I’m about to walk out to (for 3rd degree and above), I love when I get to teach the Basic white belt classes too.
Every Blackbelt was first a Whitebelt.
How ’bout you.
Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!
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.
See stephendelcastillo.com for more information and to order my book, Developing Your Superpower, Meditations on Mastery, Volume 1.