TBT – The Quest

Today’s email is a Thursday throwback to a blog I wrote in September of 2020.

It’s about The Quest– and was specifically about the Blackbelt Leaders testing at that particular Blackbelt Retreat.

Some of our TBT memories in life are of experiences we’ll never have again.

Today I’m proud and grateful that The Quest is not like that.

Every generation of KMMA student goes on the same Quest, develops the Blackbelt Foundational Superpowers, and character, grit and leadership skills- in addition, of course, to the mental and physical toughness and real self defense skills that every KMMA Blackbelt Leader gains.

I’m so proud and grateful for all testing to all various levels of Blackbelt in just a couple months, at the end of September!

They’re in the 12 week Crucible of final preparation as we speak!

And I am proud of and grateful for each and all of you, wherever you are along the journey.

Even if your a new whitebelt, you’re further than you’d be if you hadn’t yet started- and of course, every Blackbelt is a whitebelt that never quit.

  And, if you haven’t started your quest yet, it’s a great time to start it!

I look forward to training you too!

Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del CastilloFounding Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial

p.s. did you know you can train right alongside the Blackbelts and candidates by joining Krav Camp! Get a sneak peek of what your Blackbelt weekend will be like by joining these Blackbelts at theirs!

p.p.s don’t forget our Back to School board breaking seminar this Friday! 

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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.

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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