Becoming a Master


Mastery is a term used by many but understood by few.Perhaps the video game phenomenon, the microwave, and other elements of our quick moving society have played a part but, for whatever reason, many believe a misnomer that mastery is something that can happen fast.


The truth, in fact, is that mastery takes about 10,000 hours.

This is true in business, art, and music, and in Krav Maga Martial Arts.

In the latter, for example, we can produce competence in self defense faster than other styles, and are in fact masters at producing focus, respect, discipline and other character and leadership skills relatively quickly too….


But mastery still takes a long time.


The average training time to Blackbelt is about 400 hours.

The path to mastery is much longer than that, and honestly a quest that never ends.


Both are a big investment of time and effort.


But most things (dare I say all) are like that.


All things worth doing take some focused hard work and discipline.


But, just like the Blackbelt and path to mastery, many are also worth it.


And here’s the thing about time.


The time is going to pass anyway.


The only question is what we do with it.


So where will you be 4, 6, 10 years from today?


The answer lies in the investments you make and the habits you create.


If you’d like to invest on yourself, your kids or your whole family’s fitness. Focus, confidence, and self-defense skills, we’d love to help!


Call 813-948-4844 or visit to start your free trial and orientation program.


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 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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