Who’s Looking at You?

When I was talking to my Certified Instructor Training (CIT) students Saturday, I made a comment that “thinking about you helps me. I strive to be the kind of leader and man that you can look up to”.

It wasn’t part of my lesson plan, but a heartfelt emotion that I let come out.

I feel this way about my students, my staff, my tribe, and especially my kids.


Like all human beings, I’m not perfect.

But I do my best and get better all that time.


I care, and I want to be my best.

So, I have dedicated my life to improvement to be the best version of me that I can be.

And, for as far as I’ve come, I’ll keep getting better.


More than almost anything else in life, I have improved my leadership and example by what I read, watch, and listen to, and whom I allow to teach me.

Recently I was learning from the great Tony Robbins, and he said something that resonated with me, and which led to the creation of the course I am about to tell you about.


He said to think about an area in our past wherein we wish we’d have known better when we needed it; a time in which we wish we’d known then what we do today.

Then, he said, “teach to that person.

There are many others that need what you know too.”


For me, that was fatherhood.

I am blessed with some amazing kids…


But there is so much I wish I would have understood about raising kids back when I did, that I do know today.

That’s why I created the course EmPOWERing Fathers.

It’s the training I wish I’d had when I was a young dad raising my kids.


It will be officially released on my 54th birthday, April 20, 2023.

But you can pre-order for 20% off today. Just use coupon code “father”.

For yourself, or a great gift for someone you love for Father’s Day.


And, while I came at it as a father, because that’s what I know, it may be good for you mothers too.

None of us could be who we are without you. 🙂

(There’s a special session on respect for mama too.)



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.

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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