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Focus is a superpower

TampaKravMaga.com

 

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

Knowledge is the greatest gift

 

Bruce Lee was one of my heroes growing up.

Besides the martial arts, Bruce and I have a couple of other things in common; we were both Philosophy majors in college, and we both agree that knowledge is the best gift a parent can give a child.

Like Bruce said, material things will wear out and fade away but knowledge will last a lifetime.

This is especially true of the type of knowledge we develop at Krav Maga Martial Arts.

A KMMA Blackbelt carries the following knowledge with he or she for the rest of their lives:

  • The Confidence that she can defend herself and others in any situation.
  • The Laws of Concentration
  • The Words of Respect
  • Leadership and Communication Skills
  • Self Direction and Goal Setting Skills
  • The Knowledge of how to remain physically and mentally fit
  • How To Make Friends
  • How To Persevere Through Challenges and Accomplish Difficult tasks
  • Conflict Resolutiokn Skills
  • Team Building Skills
  • Physical & Mental Balance
  • Coorindation and Athletic attributes
  • Speed and Power
  • How To Teach
  • The Philosophies of Success

and much, much more. These are just what came to me first.

 

The bottom line is that when you enroll your child at Krav Maga Martial Arts, you are investing in them with knowledge that will empower them at school, in relationships, at work and for the rest of their lives!

 

Can you think of a better gift you could give your child this Holiday season?

 

Grand Master Stephen Del Castillo

Founder & Chief Master, Krav Maga Martial Arts

TampaKravMaga.com

 

You have known the joy of training KMMA before.

    Perhaps it’s time to know that again.

 

 

You may purchase this value today, pick up a beutiful gift certificate and uniform to go under the tree and begin your membership (for yourself, your child or your whole family) any time between now and 12/31/2021!

Click here or call 813-948-4844!

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