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Focus is a superpower

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My Grandson asked me last night if I have any powers, and I said yes.

When he asked me what my super power was, I told him Focus.

He said, “that’s just normal Ninja stuff ‘Buelo!” Which of course brought a chuckle to me, and then continued “powers are like flying or shooting lava from your hands”.

 

Well, while I am sure that the powers of flight and of lava projection are cool too, I am here to tell you that Focus IS a Super Power!

Energy flows where focus goes.

We get more of what we focus on.

 

The first step towards developing this power is just to believe that it’s real.

Many people stay in negative cycles where they “never get a break” or everything bad seems to continuously happen to them or “every time I start to get ahead something comes and knocks me down”.

The first step towards changing that is to stop saying that- and to also eradicate the self limiting belief that someone else just has it easier or better, doesn’t have their own problems they’re negotiating and/or that it just comes easy to them.

This kind of thinking is not only not helpful, but also just isn’t true.

Focus is a Super Power- and works for evil as well as good. (Depends what you Focus on)

 

I was having a discussion with someone recently who told me that I’ve just always had will power to do what I say I am going to do and that it just doesn’t come naturally to her.

I explained that it doesn’t come easy to anyone.

It’s just that every time I do what I tell myself I am going to do I get stronger, just like every time I don’t the opposite is true.

 

Will Power, Focus and ALL of the super powers are as available as they are elusive to all.

They get stronger with practice and weaker or worse without.

 

Choose to develop the Super Power of Focus in your life and in your kids.

It’s the one that can lead to all the rest.

 

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

Have Framily to be thankful for?

Future KMMA Student,

It’s hard to believe it, but we are approaching that magical time of the year- the Holiday Season!

We have Thanksgiving this week and then Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve next month!

First and foremost I want to wish everyone a beautiful season with people you love. It’s been a crazy year but, life is still 10% what happens and 90% how we react to it; don’t let anything that’s happened affect your happiness.

Tis the season to be jolly. Choose to make it so!

Amongst the many things that I have to be grateful for this season are great friends and family but also a great Framily at KMMA.

If you are already part of this, thank you and we look forward to continuing to serve you and yours for years to come! Thank you for the privilege of empowering your family members’ lives through Krav Maga Martial Arts!

If you haven’t experienced our amazing family atmosphere and classes yet, we hope you will before the end of this year!

Register for your 2 week free trial here. 

We also have awesome Krav Maga Martial Arts Gift Certificates available. Call 813-948-4844.

 

       Shihan Steve & Team KMMA

 

p.s. Begin your trial this week before Thanksgiving for a special KMMA gift and $200 towards enrollment! 

 

 

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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

 

The Dichotomy of Krav Maga Martial Arts

I decided to teach our basic class after the one I usually teach this morning and shared with them something that I decided to also share with you; the Dichotomy of our school and our system.

 

di·chot·o·my

/dīˈkädəmē/

noun

  • 1.a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different:
    • “a rigid dichotomy between science and mysticism”

 

What got me thinking about it was that I was teaching them krav maga self defense versus a choke from the front and choke from the front with a push.

My original intent was simply to let them feel the different energies so that they would understand why there are different techniques to defend against each.

But something interesting happened; I noticed that most of them were unwilling to push each other hard enough to achieve the “aha” experience I was looking for.

 

I of course explained the importance of giving the proper attack so that their partner could give the proper defense and they worked through the techniques and some drills to reinforce the lesson.

But the situation also got me thinking and led to the lesson that I closed with, and that I am sharing with you now; what I am calling the Dichotomy of my system- Krav Maga Martial Arts.

 

  • We teach students courtesy and respect, self control and self discipline. We are a leadership development academy that also happens to teach the most practical self defense system in the world.

Herein is the dichotomy, as I explained in the class today.

 

  • We want our students to be courteous, kind, respectful and controlled. We pray that none of them ever has to use the self defense skills they learn in class.
  • However, should any one of my students ever need to defend his or her self, family or others, I absolutely want them to be prepared to do so.
  • This is why we train realistically and aggressively while also teaching control and respect.

 

So while training for peace and training for war seem like two opposing ideas, we train both with the same seriousness and towards the same product.

On the way to Blackbelt, Krav Maga Martial Arts students become sufficiently skilled, fast, powerful, intense and aggressive to be dangerous; while also becoming sufficiently wise not to be.

 

On The Quest,

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