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Don’t worry, be happy

Good Morning ,

Let me introduce myself, my name is Sensei Kyle Bierly and I am the Chief Instructor here at Krav Maga Martial Arts. I first started my training with Grand Master Del Castillo 20 years ago at the age of 4. I trained all the way into high school and then accepted a scholarship offer to play college baseball in Alabama. Shortly after graduating from college, I enlisted into the Marine Corps where I still serve in the Reserves while I teach here and continue to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

Yes, we give families the training and skills to defend themselves in various situations but we also give them the ability to excel in various areas of their lives. As a kid, I didn’t even see it but now I realize that the lessons I learned growing up at Krav Maga Martial Arts gave me the skills to have better relationships by learning how to give respect and communicate well with others, the laser-beam focus to get tasks done, the leadership skills to lead people inside and outside the military, and most importantly it taught me how to give 110% effort in everything I do.

Now, what does this have to do with being happy?

Well, the lesson Circles of Concern and Control made me a happier person. In our dojo this month we are practicing focusing our eyes, ears, minds, and bodies. In life, our focus can be on things that concern us (or worry us) or on things that we can control (things that we can proactively change). The overlapping part of these circles is where we should put all of our energy. This will allow us to be happier by allowing us to be less concerned over things we can’t control.


You know what else would make you and your family happy?

Taking advantage of FREE classes for 2 weeks at our academy where parents and adults can get a good workout and relieve some stress and kids can expel some energy, learn respect and discipline, and make new friends.

It’s never been easier. Just reply to this email and I will respond to you and help set up your first class. You can also submit your information HERE and Sensei Sarah will give you a call.

See you soon!


Sensei Kyle Bierly

Chief Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts

(813) 948-4844


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