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Congratulations On Next Steps!

It’s been a little hard to keep up with my daily email flow with so much to do around the Blackbelt Retreat weekend, krav camp, test and graduation!

In addition to the other daily FOCUS actions I always take, I’m still writing thank you and good job notes to all the amazing people who came together to make it epic!


Which leads to today’s Winning Wednesday email, which was easy!


Congratulations to our new Probationary Blackbelts who begin their next training evolution towards becoming Certified Blackbelts, 1st Degree!

Watch their video here!

Congratulations to our new Certified Blackbelts who begin their next training evolution towards becoming Blackbelt Leaders, 2nd Degree!

   Watch their video here!

Thank you to Team KMMA for your continued Blackbelt Leadership.

My Team includes my full time and part time instructors and staff, but also many great volunteers who do something else for a living but still contribute of their tie and tlent because they believe in our mission!

We are grateful for each and all of you!




To begin YOUR Blackbelt Leadership journey, START HERE! 


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
p.s. Our next book study, for 4th QTR 2021, is Goals! by Brian Tracey
I will have created handouts to the team and I to give you along with the lessons each week, so you don’t need the book, but you can get it here if you’d like to read along. 
  This is one of my recommended reading list for leadership.

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