TBT: The Three Attitudes and Might As Well Jump!

For today’s Throw-back Thursday, I am sharing a blog I wrote a few years ago on the 3 most important attitudes for success, and a few great jump pics. 🙂

  This is my middle son, Shihan Diego, jumping side kick over the beautiful scenery from my friend’s, Paul and Ruth, mountain in Hiawassee Georgia. Reminds me both that I need to spend more time with Diego, and I need to get back to that mountain again soon. 

Here’s me flying when I was about 19. I was back on leave from the 82nd Airborne Division and my cousin Nancy asked me to perform fro my nephew’s birthday.

  It reminds me of where it all began- and that I always loved the martial arts, how training made me feel and that I always loved to share that with others.

Today I am blessed to get to share not just the physical benefits, nor even just the feeling of confidence and accomplishment that the martial arts always gave me, but also the leadership and character development of our Blackbelt Leadership Program at KMMA!

   For this I am proud and grateful.

You know, the purpose of a great throw-back Thursday is to remember something.

   And the purpose of the memory is, at least, to feel good about something; and, at best, to also inspire something.

I hope this TBT inspires you to continue training and earn your Blackbelt!

   Or to start today of you haven’t yet. 

Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

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

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 commissioned 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.

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