Congrats and Thanks Blackbelts!


First and foremost, I want to thank all the great Masters, Sensei and other great Blackbelt Leaders that came out to help!

We tested and promoted 29 to various levels of Blackbelt, but there were 44 out there and the rest were there to support!

I’ll be thanking them individually too of course, but i just want to do so here first as well. I believe this level of camaraderie is a big part of what makes our tribe and Blackbelt Leadership experience so special.


And Congratulations to all the Blackbelts that leveled up as well!


They all had fun, bonded and set new higher Vision for themselves this weekend, in addition to training and testing really hard.

I am super proud of them!


And, if you weren’t one of them, I want to challenge you to see yourself on that stage.

   Your Retreat is coming if you’re training towards it.

If you are, congratulations and don’t quit! It will be so worth it to become a Confident and competent Blackbelt Leader! And you will be on the stage one day!


It’s especially cool to do as a family by the way…

And, if you aren’t on the quest with us yet, the journey begins with a single step:

   register for your 2 week trial and orientation here. 




Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Founding Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts

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 commissioned 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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