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Blackbelt Leadership Spotlight: Mrs Ruthe Flores

Mrs. Ruthe Flores is a Certified Blackbelt, and actively training in the KMMA Blackbelt Leadership Program and Certified Instructor Training (CIT) course.

Her next goals are to become a Blackbelt Leader, 2nd Degree, and a KMMA Certified Instructor.

Ruthe is married to Geno Flores II, who is a KMMA blue belt, and is the proud mother of 4 kids, Sydney,  Elena along with Geno III, who is also a Certified Blackbelt and his sister Jordan, who is a probationary Blackbelt. Both of them are active and awesome members of the Blackbelt Leadership and CIT too!


Ruthe is no stranger to success and leadership, having risen to the very highest enlisted rank, chief master sergeant, before retiring from the Air Force- shortly before I met her.

Her family got started like everyone, in Basic Training, and in short time qualified for and promoted into our Blackbelt Leadership program.


In addition to being an amazing blackbelt, mother and leader, Mrs. Ruthe is an amazing help to me and support to all of KMMA.

She is my Executive Assistant and also helps my wife Barbara with management and service support roles at the school.


I am proud and grateful to have her as a student, friend and on Team KMMA and to watch her continue to grow as an emerging Blackbelt Leader and Sensei!

Ever Dream of Being A Sensei?

Our Sensei at KMMA are made, not born. I mean, don’t get me wrong; I totally believe that God instilled certain propensities and calling upon each and all of us.

But I also believe that, for those with the passion and purpose, leadership and the growth of a great Sensei is a process- and also that it is less dependent upon your personality style and current confidence, competence or comfort zone than it is upon your hunger, honeability and leadership development as a part of a great organization.

I have now watched many, many great leaders and teachers develop and grow who started as shy, quiet and even timid people. I’ve also watched others who weren’t quiet at all develop the humility, patience and leadership skills to become great leaders as well. 😉

It doesn’t matter so much where we start, but what we do with what we start with, the tribe we associate with and the mentor we trust that determines who we will become.

I am accepting new applicants for my Blackbelt Leadership Program and CIT for the rest of this year.

Speak to a Sensei or email me for more info.

You have until Dec 18 to apply for the 2022 Spring Semester, but leaders are action takers. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a Sensei one day. Take this step right away! 


And, if you’re already a member of CIT, see you this Friday for our next seminar from 6-7:30! 


     Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!
Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Author, MBA & 7th Degree Blackbelt
Founder & Chief Master Instructor,
Krav Maga Martial Arts