Meditations on Mastery

Goal Setting

Have you set your goals yet?

   Where will you be in 3-5 years?


It’s no surprise that one of the most common traits in all highly successful individuals is the habit of goal setting.

Champions decide upon their goal, visualize and believe they can get it, and then set about turning the vision into reality through action.


It’s how we turn white belts into Blackbelt Leaders through our Blackbelt Leadership Program!

And it’s how winning at any worthy goal is done.


And on the way to the goal of Blackbelt, that white belt also develops Confidence, Fitness, Courage, Focus, Discipline, Faith, Family, Fun and develops amazing self defense skills.

Like all truly great aspirations, it’s not about the getting of the goal that’s most important; it’s who you become on the way to getting it.


Grand Master Stephen Del Castillo, 7th Degree Blackbelt, MBA

Founder & Chief Master Instructor of KMMA


  • to begin your journey to Blackbelt Excellence, for yourself, your kids or best of all for your whole family, call 813-948-4844 or go to to register for your 2 week free trial and orientation. The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step. The time is going to pass no matter what you do or don’t do. Make hte choice and take an action towards making your next five years better than your last!

A Young Diego Del Castillo receiving his Probationary Blackbelt from me and in front of my Krav teacher,

Eyal Yanilov, a decade or so ago.

Sensei Diego today: (from a Facebook post I made the other day)

Proud of my son Sensei Diego Del Castillo. He’s the real deal and he’s a stud. We get him for a few more months and then he’s off to Army OSUT (basic and advanced Infantry training) at Ft. Benning, Georgia and then college and his Officer Military Leadership training with the University of North Georgia (UNG) Corps of Cadets. He’s of course got a huge head start on everyone else based on his 14 years of physical, character and leadership education with KMMA. I’m super proud of and grateful for him as his father, and also his Master Instructor. He’s the epitome of what Blackbelt Leadership Training is all about. #ilovekmma 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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