What We Have In Common With Video Games

If life were a video game, tactics would be like learning the special moves for one character in one level.

Sure, they work great there, but what happens when you pick a different character or the game changes?

That’s where Transfer of Learning comes in. Transfer of Learning is like teaching you how to understand any video game quickly, no matter who the characters are or what world you’re in.

It’s about learning how to learn. When you understand the principles behind how video games work in general—like how to spot enemies, the typical ways games score points, or how the control buttons usually function—you can apply this knowledge to almost any game you play.

When you teach someone principles, you’re giving them knowledge that sticks because it can be used in many different situations, not just the one they learned it in. It’s like learning the recipe to a secret sauce that makes any meal taste good, not just one dish. So, by focusing on principles, you’re not just teaching someone how to do one specific thing; you’re teaching them a way of thinking that they can use over and over again, no matter what life throws at them.

     That kind of teaching is powerful, and it’s something that people remember because it helps them in many areas of their lives, not just one.


Truth is, I don’t play video games…

well, I played Atari Boxing once when I was a kid.

I did also play that stand-up karate game, street fighter, and maybe a couple of others in the quarter arcades back then.

Still, when I read the above analogy about learning how to play video games in something I was studying this weekend, I realized that it’s extremely similar to the way we teach at KMMA.

We focus on principles…

the same principles we teach for self defense most often also apply to leadership and life.

And, of course, the Blackbelt Leadership Principles we teach apply to everything.


Ultimately, life is like a video game.

And the Blackbelt Leadership Principles teach students how to level up, and win. 



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.

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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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