Ok, I decided to go with the TBT theme this morning so I could show this:

That’s a picture of me flying over my cousin’s birthday party when I was about 19.

   I was home on leave, from Ft. Bragg, where I served with the mighty 82nd Airborne Division.

I share the pic and background to say this.

   I can’t fly like that anymore; and, in fact, there are a lot of things that I can’t do like I did when I was a young paratrooper.

But there are also a lot of things that I can do now that I couldn’t do then. 

So, today I am talking to all my friends reading who can’t do some things that they once could.

   What are you better at today?

Don’t focus on what you lost with youth; focus on what you gained with age.

  Don’t focus on what you can’t do; focus on what you can.

For me one of the joys of next chapters is mentoring younger leaders.

  I am so much better at leadership, relationship, communication, teaching and life than I was even a decade or two ago- and with that I am able to better to sow.

My young Sensei get the benefit of my mentorship in all of these areas, in addition to the martial arts and the martial arts business.

Chances are, you’re way better too.

   We may not be able to jump no ‘mo.

But leverage all you can do!

You’ve a whole lot of followers counting on you!

Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Founding Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts 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.

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