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Be All That You Can Be


The slogan when I was in the US Army was “Be All You Can Be”.


     There have been a few others since, and the current “What’s Your Warrior” isn’t bad; the “Army Of One” that replaced Be All You Can Be was by the way, but that’s irrelevant to this blog.


What I do want to talk about is the meaning of “Be All That You Can Be”.


That slogan inspired me back when I served in the eighties and nighties and it still inspires me today.


     Be All That You Can Be speaks to living to your full potential.


Be is an action word- don’t think about being, or wonder what you should be BE!

ALL that you can be. Don’t be satisfied with the way you are; work to BE ALL you are created and called to be!

YOU. It’s not relevant or useful to compare what you have, who you are or what you are capable of to anyone else; but it is to discover, develop and live up to your own potential! 


I am so grateful I spent so many of my most formative years growing up in the Be All You Can Be Army and doing just that.


     I am even more grateful that I have spent the last 20 of my years helping other kids, young men and ladies become all that they can be.


It’s what we do at KMMA. We help people discover their full potential and then build upon it. 


We foster confidence, competence and leadership skills that empower them to do so, both in their present cast and calling and as the future Blackbelt Leaders they’re destined to be! 


     Be All That You Can Be!


    Stephen J. Del Castillo, KMMA


P.s. I got a call from my son, and KMMA 4th Degree Blackbelt Leader Diego Del Castillo from Ft. Benning Saturday. He’s 2 weeks into training and he’s doing well! He’s Army Strong! (see what I did there)


At last Friday’s Leadership Training Seminar I spoke to the students about the secret Tom Brady shared with Taylor Heinecke, and more importantly one of the great secrets about being all that you can be… watch it below! 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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