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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

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

 

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

 

 

Eye on the prize

Do you have Vision?

You must have Vision for what you want and where you want to go to succeed in life.

Where there is no Vision, the people perish. (Proverbs 29:18)

 

It’s Blackbelt Goal Setting Season at KMMA.

Students are completing Vision worksheets, making Vision Boards, Breaking Vision Boards, taking Vision pictures and more.

All of this is meant to help them develop the critical success skill of Visualization.

 

For more on how powerful Vision is, watch Steve Harvey’s talk on the subject here.

 

Here is my Vision Board by the way:

 

it represents my 3 Chief Instructors and the thousand plus student lives they are empowering 3 years down the road;

they’ve all accomplished their next degrees too, and are living lives of purpose, passion and abundance.

 

We see this Vision and we create it in action every day. We create our future Vision by helping you create yours.

 

Shihan Steve

6 Nov 2020

 

p.s. A big part of our Vision and Goals is helping YOU accomplish yours!

Do you want to be fitter?

More confident?

More Focused?

More succesful?

Whatever you goals are, for yourself or your family, we’d love to help!

        Sign up for your 2 week free trial to see how!

 

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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