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20 years ago I wrote a vision and mission for the organization I was about to start.

I opened a small dojo (place of learning; especially martial arts) in Wesley Chapel, right where Bruce B Downs and 54 intersect- there’s a Chic-Fil-A and a WaWa there now; the building I started in no longer exists……


But what does exist is that Mission. It’s the Mission we have been living and the Vision we have been creating for almost 20 years. Friday is the official 20 year anniversary.


In that time, we have empowered hundreds of lives through martial art- but I won’t be satisfied until I help YOU!

Let’s meet to discuss how my team and I can empower your life through martial arts, and/or better yet the lives of your whole family!


I look forward to meeting you!


Stephen Del Castillo

Founder & Chief Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts



here is the mission I wrote back then and we are still living today. notice the retro KMMA logo i left for effect.


by the way, the 2016 revision was the addition of the last bullet, about raising up tommorow’s leaders today…..

we had already started acting in that direction, but I decided to codify it as part of our mission then, and I’m glad we did. Today the leadership orientation of our dojo shows not only in the amazing leadership of Team KMMA who run it, but also in the many college scholarships, military officers, and other successful ministry and business leaders that were first KMMA Blackbelts.

p.s.s. The Vision is to improve individuals, families and society one Blackbelt at a time!


Help me help you!

Call 813-948-4844 or just reply to this email so we can make a plan to start you and yours towards Blackbelt Leadership Excellence today!


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