My BHAG

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Do you know what a BHAG is?

It’s a Big Hairy Adudacious Goal.

The thought leaders on success agree that having a BHAG is essential to motivation, happiness and success- because BIG goals pull us. They pull us to be better, bolder, more aggressive and more positive.

The greatest benefit of accomplishing big goals isn’t even the goal itself, but who we become on the way to getting our goal.

 

My BHAG is 3 schools with 3 amazing Chief Instructors and their Teams collectively empowering 1000 lives through martial art!

Fires me up just thinking about it!

 

What is your BHAG?

Personally, professionally, physically and/or financially- what would you like to accomplish over the next 3-5 years?

Maybe Blackbelt and/or even being one of the Sensei helping those Chief Instructors and I with our  goal of empowering lives?

 

Whatever your goals are, I want to help.

And, no matter how BIG your goals are, all start with a single step!

Help me accomplish YOUR BHAG and help YOU and your family by getting making an appointment before the end of this week to start your 2 week FREE Trial & Orientation program and talk to meabout your goals within the next few weeks!

 

I have helped hundreds of leaders set and achieve their Big Hairy Audacious Goals!

   You’re next!

 

Grand Master Stephen Del Castillo

Founder, Chief Master Instructor & BHAG Success Coach!

 

 


TampaKravMaga.com 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.

Krav Maga Martial Arts Adult Krav Maga training is a complete adult self defense, fitness, and conditioning program for adults who want to learn real world self defense, lose weight, and/or get (and stay in shape).

If you have any questions about our program, or would like to go ahead redeem your 2 weeks FREE, you can call us anytime at 813-547-6368 or visit our Krav Maga Martial Arts website.

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.

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.

Also, check us out on Fun4TampaKids & on Go2Karate.com

 

I’m still serving

Today was Veteran’s Day.

While I appreciate everyone who thanked me for my service, I am more grateful for what the service did for me- As I wrote in a facebook post earlier, the Army prepared me for the mission I live today.

 

Today I am also grateful for my service, but not in the way that I am grateful to so many warriors that truly sacrificed for this country. I am grateful because the Army changed my life for the better. I was a poor boy raised on a pig farm with no visions of college nor of grandeur of any sort. But the Army trained me, raised me, made me a man and gave me perspectives of how people live around the world, as well as character and values that serve me well to this day, sent me to college and trained me as a leader. I will always be thankful for that time, those mentors and how it all prepared me for life since and forward and the mission I’m living and leading today.
I am grateful that I am still serving my country today, albeit in a far different way.
  Today I love my Vision of Improving Individuals, Families and Society One Blackbelt At A Time and Mission of Empowering Lives Through Martial Art!
THANK YOU To All The Vets who gave me the freedom and allow us to live in the best country in the world, to all the students that allow my Team and I to live our Vision and Mission and to my Instructors and Blackbelt Leaders who help me serve today.
Thank You!
  Grand Master Stephen Del Castillo
TampaKravMaga.com

 

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TampaKravMaga.com 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.

Krav Maga Martial Arts Adult Krav Maga training is a complete adult self defense, fitness, and conditioning program for adults who want to learn real world self defense, lose weight, and/or get (and stay in shape).

If you have any questions about our program, or would like to go ahead redeem your 2 weeks FREE, you can call us anytime at 813-547-6368 or visit our Krav Maga Martial Arts website.

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.

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.

Also, check us out on Fun4TampaKids & on Go2Karate.com

 

 

Are you rich yet?

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What people really want is to be happy.

Some pursue wealth in that attempt, or other equally deceptive targets.

And of course I’m not insinuating that wealth is a bad thing; like all tools, used properly, money is very useful.

But it can’t buy you love, nor happiness.

 

For a super great read on what truly makes happiness read The Psychology, Theory and Science of Happiness. Great read when/if you have the time.

But for a succinct summary of some of the things I have found to bring happiness through my 38 years of martial arts, 28 years of leadership and 51 years of life, see below:

 

  • Meaningful Relationships (with God, family, friends and cohorts)
  • Accomplishment: Setting and achieving worthy goals. In a recent Blackbelt Leadership seminar a guest, a little girl named x broke a board for her very first time. She was shy and hesitant to even come onto the floor at the beginning of the class but shining with confidence and the JOY of accomplishment at the end. Great example of what happens every time we win at something we formerly didn’t think we could.
  • Fitness- Health, energy and vitality that comes from proper diet and exercise.
  • Focus- Focus is the superpower. Energy flows where focus goes.
  • Fellowship & Fun- Particularly fun group activities where we work together towards a higher purpose.
  • Positive Mental Attitude- The single most important attribute of happiness.

 

One of the reasons I live such a happy life, as do my students, friends and cohorts at Krav Maga Martial Arts is because our positive leadership community develops all of these!

 

There has never been a better time to start, or start again if you “took a break”.

The first step towards creating your happiness is to choose to do so.

Then make the call and let us help! 813-948-4844

 

Grand Master Stephen Del Castillo & The Rest of The Success Coaches at Team KMMA

TampaKravMaga.com

 

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TampaKravMaga.com 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.

Krav Maga Martial Arts Adult Krav Maga training is a complete adult self defense, fitness, and conditioning program for adults who want to learn real world self defense, lose weight, and/or get (and stay in shape).

If you have any questions about our program, or would like to go ahead redeem your 2 weeks FREE, you can call us anytime at 813-547-6368 or visit our Krav Maga Martial Arts website.

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.

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.

Also, check us out on Fun4TampaKids & on Go2Karate.com

 

 

3 Important Reminders For Your Happiness Today

3 Important Reminders For Your Happiness Today

  1. Put Your Focus On What You Can Control- In these times of uncertainty, remember this:

    • The best way to eliminate anxiety over all that you can’t control is to Focus on what you can!

      • It’s also the best way to get more of what you do want and less of what you don’t. Energy flows where focus goes.

    • There is a circle of concern, which are all the things I care about. There is also a circle of control, which are the things that I can do something proactive about. It is only where these two intersect that I should invest my time, energy and focus. This will make me more happy, less anxious and more effective too.

 

2. Focus On Your Blessings

  • As I stated already, energy flows where Focus goes. When we focus on all we have, instead of what we do not- when we exercise Gratitude- we get more to be grateful for!

3. Focus On What You Have In Common Instead of What You Don’t

  • One of the things I love most about martial arts is that when we bow onto the mat we can leave all things behind. As we cinch our belt, walk on the mat and bow we consciously dismiss:

    • our worries.

    • our troubles.

    • our mistakes.

    • our stress.

      • We Focus instead on the training to be had and that makes everything better, at least for the training time and, eventually over time, probably for our lives outside of the dojo too.

  • In a similar fashion we become one with our dojo community. In our dojo people training together come from different careers, educational backgrounds, religions, political persuasions and other beliefs; but that is all irrelevant because we leave these things outside and focus instead “on our quest to be our best”!

    • This is another secret to your happiness throughout this season: this election season, corona season, and Holiday season. Instead of focusing on your differences with the family around the Thanksgiving table this year, Focus on the things you have in common, that you all care about, are grateful for and can control.

On the Quest!

   Shihan Steve

TampaKravMaga.com

 

Blackbelt Leadership Students Krav Maga Instructor Level One Certification Seminar Tomorrow Night!

  • If you are on my Blackbelt Leadership Training Course, make sure you don’t miss tomorrow night’s seminar! We will be training for 90 minutes on all of the requirements for Level One Certification in Krav Maga Self Defense!

    • Don’t wear your Leadership uniform. Dress to train! Shorts and KMMA T-shirt will work!

  • If you’re not yet in the Blackbelt Leadership Training Course but would like to get more info or apply for it and/or the Instructor Certification Program, email me or see your Sensei!

Not yet a student?

     The Quest starts here!

 

Join us on The Quest To Be Our Best!

 

 

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TampaKravMaga.com 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.

Krav Maga Martial Arts Adult Krav Maga training is a complete adult self defense, fitness, and conditioning program for adults who want to learn real world self defense, lose weight, and/or get (and stay in shape).

If you have any questions about our program, or would like to go ahead redeem your 2 weeks FREE, you can call us anytime at 813-547-6368 or visit our Krav Maga Martial Arts website.

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.

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.

Also, check us out on Fun4TampaKids & on Go2Karate.com