Super Heroes in Training


This morning I taught a leadership class to my campers/students on what we call The Blackbelt Superpowers.

We call them “superpowers” because:

  1. they are rare,
  2. they help us accomplish superhuman things and,
  3. they benefit not just ourselves but others.

They are fundamental leadership attributes that we develop in our students on their way to Blackbelt.




I am so grateful that we have Richard, Jazmine, Ephraim and Scott at camp.

These are adult leaders who are here not only sharpening their own Krav Maga Martial Arts physical and leadership skills, but they also help the Sensei and I sow into the kids.


We discussed Focus, Respect for self and others, Discipline, Gratitude and Vision.

Then the students all did the Blackbelt Vision sheet, with the help of the amazing adult leaders I mentioned…

We’re kicking off our summer Blackbelt Goal Setting Season, so the campers got to lead the way.

And even more importantly they are creating the Vision that will create the actions, attitudes, beliefs and behavior that will turn them into real life Blackbelt Superheroes one day!




All students should complete a Vision worksheet this week. If you are a student, you can download a copy here or get one from your Sensei when you come to class this week. Then fill it out and get it in- so that we can get it on the mirror and award you an excellence stripe!

During Blackbelt goal setting season, every student should do it by the way!

We don’t just set our goals once, we have to keep them in our Vision every day and reset that Vision at regular points along the way.



Finally I want to share how incredibly proud of and grateful for I am of every single student in this group, as well as their parents, for being a part of something so productive this summer.

They are making friends and having fun, but also developing skills and attributes that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.

This is a truly productive summer school. 🙂


There’s still a few slots for the July one, and you can register by clicking the link below.


Krav Maga Martial Arts Summer Training & Leadership Camp (Summer 2022)

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!



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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