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Are you rich yet?

What people really want is to be happy.

Some pursue wealth in that attempt, or other equally deceptive targets.

And of course I’m not insinuating that wealth is a bad thing; like all tools, used properly, money is very useful.

But it can’t buy you love, nor happiness.


For a super great read on what truly makes happiness read The Psychology, Theory and Science of Happiness. Great read when/if you have the time.

But for a succinct summary of some of the things I have found to bring happiness through my 38 years of martial arts, 28 years of leadership and 51 years of life, see below:


  • Meaningful Relationships (with God, family, friends and cohorts)
  • Accomplishment: Setting and achieving worthy goals. In a recent Blackbelt Leadership seminar a guest, a little girl named x broke a board for her very first time. She was shy and hesitant to even come onto the floor at the beginning of the class but shining with confidence and the JOY of accomplishment at the end. Great example of what happens every time we win at something we formerly didn’t think we could.
  • Fitness- Health, energy and vitality that comes from proper diet and exercise.
  • Focus- Focus is the superpower. Energy flows where focus goes.
  • Fellowship & Fun- Particularly fun group activities where we work together towards a higher purpose.
  • Positive Mental Attitude- The single most important attribute of happiness.


One of the reasons I live such a happy life, as do my students, friends and cohorts at Krav Maga Martial Arts is because our positive leadership community develops all of these!


There has never been a better time to start, or start again if you “took a break”.

The first step towards creating your happiness is to choose to do so.

Then make the call and let us help! 813-948-4844


Grand Master Stephen Del Castillo & The Rest of The Success Coaches at Team KMMA




———————————————————————————————————————- 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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