Meditations on Mastery

Be The Change You Wish To See In The World

Turns out Mohandas Gandhi didn’t actually coin the term I used in the subject line; Arleen Lorrance did many years after his death.

But he did say this: If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him.


It is so true that the way to change the results we get in the world is to change the way we think, act and react- our nature.

This can be done through training and, as you already know as a KMMA student, character training is a big piece of the total training package that is KMMA.


Like character, Leadership is a trait that is not borne but grown.

The seeds may be inside one already, but like any seed, leadership potential must be sown to then reap.


We are a leadership development academy that also happens to teach the most practical self defense in the world.

I have always been most proud of the many great leaders we have produced over the last twenty years.


And I am most excited about the next training evolution!

  I am going to be accepting application for my new Blackbelt Leadership program soon!

In addition to the already great training in our Basic and Blakcbelt training programs, our Blackbelt Leadership program will include forms and weapons training, public speaking and team building, advanced curriculum, instructor training, persuasion skills, leadership skills developent and consideration for SWAT Team, Demo and Competition Team, Instructor Certification program and more!

   And it will be available six days a week to fit into your busy schedule! 


More info is coming soon, but if you want to make sure that you and your family are on the list, tell your Sensei now!

The first step in leadership is always stepping up- so raise your hand!


GM Stephen Del Castillo

Leader & Developer of Leaders


p.s. it’s bonus week at KMMA! Make sure to get in live or virtual for the bonus classes our great Master Instructors have in store!

Also make sure to let them know if you need to make up stripe testing too!



Taylor Hixson, US Navy Officer and Aviator

Graduate of our Blackbelt Leadership Training Course (BLTC) 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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