Blog Meditations on Mastery

The Law of the Process & Congratulations New Blackbelts!

Excellence happens daily, but not in a day.

     John Maxwell

This is one of the many important lessons that are part of our Blackbelt Leadership Program at Krav Maga Martial Arts. The truth of the message is clear at weekends like these last two- the Blackbelt Test and the Blackbelt Extravaganza.

You see, most people totally overestimate what they can accomplish in a year, but totally underestimate what they can in 3-5. We see this physically with the blackbelts.

You see the results of the 3 years to junior or probationary blackbelt, and then the significant growth in the next 1-2 years to Certified 1st Degree and then the amazing jumps in skill, proficiency and other character and physical attributes in the process to 2nd, 3rd and 4th degrees! By these senior ranks, Blackbelts seem to possess super powers!

The truth is they earned these one day at a time.

It’s how any of us does anything worthwhile. One day at a time, over time for enough time and excellence can be achieved at anything!


Grand Master Stephen Del Castillo

Founder & Chief Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts

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Special Congratulations to All the New Blackbelts, Junior Blackbelts & Advanced Blackbelts that Promoted Saturday!

   Click on the image below to hear their stories in a special tribute video created by the great Shihan Harley Del Castillo! and Krav Maga Martial Arts have been empowering lives through the martial arts in the Tampa Bay area for 20 years!

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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 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.

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