Why They’re “Naturals”

We had a GREAT instructor bootcamp this last Saturday.

   We have one every quarter; it’s a part of the extensive training program that makes Team KMMA such great instructors.

One of the greatest compliments I get is when someone is complimenting one of my team, and especially when they call them “naturals”.

   You see, there is no such thing as a natural at anything.

The truth is, that whomever appears “natural” at it worked to become that way; and usually under the mentorship of some other “natural” who got that way the same way.

In my KMMA Blackbelt Leadership program, we call it “the law of the process”- excellence happens daily, but not in a day.

   By the way, while that’s today just a “natural” part of the leadership philosophy and training regimen at Krav Maga Martial Arts, I learned it many years ago from one of my mentors, the great John Maxwell.

What are you a natural at, by the way?

   In what will your kids be?

While we aren’t born naturals at anything, it is also true that we are born with natural proclivities…

   these clues help us decide what we should commit to training at, in order that we may appear to be naturals one day.

I discuss how to discover these and determine your calling in Chapter 7 of my book, Developing Your Superpowers- Meditations on Mastery, Volume One.

If you’re a student, you should have a copy of my book.

   If you don’t have one yet:

1. come in for your 2 week free trial and i’ll give you one

2. buy one on amazon, or

3. reply with your address and I’ll send you one.

By the way, if you are a student and think that becoming an instructor may be a part of your future, reply and let me know that too, so I can help you get started on your journey.

    But whatever you’re called to do, becoming a confident and competent Blackbelt Leader will help you in that too.

Proud and grateful to help you.

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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