Finding Your Pack


First of all shout out to my friends at The Mutt Meet-up, where my doggie “Krav” has found his pack.

We’ve only just met, but they seem like sincere, committed and passionate professionals with a business and ministry that’s making a difference.

I appreciate that.


By now you may wonder why I am writing about a doggie daycare service.

Well, I was thinking about how good the socialization and exercise is for Krav and it made me chuckle.


    The same thing is good for all of us, and our kids, too. 

In a world where kids are getting too little of both (socialization and exercise), they need a place to get it too.

And I realized that’s one of the things that we do.

Kids not only develop character and leadership skills while learning the world’s most practical self defense, but they also have fun, make friends and get some great exercise too.

By the way, I keep saying kids but adults of all ages are getting exactly the same benefits at our academy too.

And the exercise isn’t only great for body, but for our mental and emotional states too.

Krav slept better than he ever does after his first day.

You will too. 🙂

(After your first day of training Krav Maga that is)


Dogs call it a pack and we usually call it a tribe but, whatever you wanna call it, we hope to welcome you to ours soon.

Just call 813-948-4844 and tell them the big dog sent ‘ya. 🙂


Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

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