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Be brave enough

The Journey of 1,000 miles, begins with a single step ~ Lao Tzu

Here at Krav Maga Martial Arts when we tie a white belt on a new student we’ll repeat these words of wisdom. Just like many such sayings though, the words are first something we must learn so that one day we’ll understand and live by them…

Starting something new is oftentimes the hardest decision one can make! But also the bravest.
Whether your journey is starting a new job, being the new student at school, changing your lifestyle, or even beginning a new relationship.

Now you might be thinking to yourself, But these things can all be beneficial. They can improve our lives or even bring us a step closer to the goals we’d like to achieve! 

And you would be right.

Once we take that first step each step that follows becomes easier and easier. But no matter what we still have to start with that first step.

Afterall… A blackbelt is just a white belt that never quit.

As the year progresses we have so many great opportunities to begin a new journey and start something new!

1). Our family martial arts program is always looking to welcome that white belt taking his or her first step toward blackbelt!

 Are you ready to take your first step toward BLACKBELT?

2).  Summer is right around the corner! Speaking of trying something new, our Summer Camp is a great way to get your child started in the martial arts while also being able to make those new friends and pick up those new skills! Intensity, Focus, Discipline, Awareness, Confidence… You name it! 

3). We believe in Superheroes! Krav Maga for Cause! Heroes that stand up for what is right and protect others from harm!

If you and/or your family are looking to begin something new, 2 weeks of FREE lessons is a great place to start and you can take that step by simply responding to this email and I’ll help you in any way I can.

Or you can reach out simply by submitting your request for information HERE. I’ll give you a call and we can find a time that works best for you!

We’ll get you set up for your first class where you’ll begin the journey.

I Look forward to hearing from you!

Sarah Church

Instructor & Program Director

(813) 948-4844





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