You CAN Be Great, But…

Yesterday I was teaching a class when a student was getting frustrated, because they were comparing themself to another, more experienced, student.

That’s a positive thing if the comparison is in the form of observing exactly what the younger student can learn from the more experienced one, and from the Sensei, to become better.

It’s a debilitating one when combined with the faulty assumption that we should be great at anything quickly.


So that exchange inspired my morning message: You Suck At That. 🙂

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If you are a Blackbelt Leadership student, I hope to see you at my Kali seminar Friday night!

You will have fun, get a great workout and learn something new!!

And remember, your monthly seminar is part of your program, included in your tuition!

If you’re a Basic Training student, great time to qualify for Blackbelt Leadership! 

We are in Blackbelt Goal Setting Season!

Make your 2 classes a week and train like a Blackbelt! Get your Vision sheets and boards done, watch the Blackbelt journey video and determine if applying for Blackbelt training is right for you!


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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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