Meditations on Mastery

There is a myth that great leaders are born.

But much research, and virtually all of my experience as both a student and teacher of leadership over the last 30 years proves this isn’t true.


Leadership is a set of skills, attributes, attitudes and behaviors that can be developed.

Granted, the student has to be hungry, honeable and honorable- if the student brings this to the table, we can turn he or she into a great leader.


And leadership matters. Just look at what’s going on in the world today; the best and worst of leadership is on display.

2020 is a test for even the best.

And like any test, the most prepared will survive and thrive.


We are in the business of developing Leaders from the inside out.

From your first encounter with my academy you will feel it.

We will prepare you, your children and/or your whole family with the skills to lead.We have been doing this for families in our community for almost 20 years now; and we can do it for you.


     Call 813-948-4844 to give your child the leadership edge- or even to sharpen yours for yourself.


Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo

Founder & Chief Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts


speaking of leadership, it’s Blackbelt Leadership Goal Setting Season at KMMA!

Congrats to the following students that have renewed their Leadership commitments! 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.

Krav Maga Martial Arts Adult Krav Maga training is a complete adult self defense, fitness, and conditioning program for adults who want to learn real world self defense, lose weight, and/or get (and stay in shape).

If you have any questions about our program, or would like to go ahead redeem your 2 weeks FREE, you can call us anytime at 813-547-6368 or visit our Krav Maga Martial Arts website.

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.

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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