Happy Friday

hello Tribe,

This one is going to be shorter and less formal than many of my emails, and I’m sending it to all of you on my list-

so you may be one of my students, a parent of one, a team member, or just someone we’ve met out at a community event who is getting my daily writing.


I just wanted to start this email by thanking you.

Whichever of those categories that you fall in to, you are taking your valuable time to read this email.

It makes my writing not for naught. 🙂


By the way, you can always also find my blogs here– and also podcasts and register for a 2-week free trial, intro and orientation program if you’re not a student yet and ready to give us a try.


The second thing I wanted to remind you about in this email is that it’s Blackbelt Retreat & Testing next weekend! 

That means all Blackbelts and Blackbelt candidates will be out at Word of Life with me, for a weekend of training, testing, food, fun, fellowship and epiphany. 🙂

It also means, the dojo is closed next Friday and Saturday, and that you are ALL invited to the Blackbelt Extravaganza, which is also graduation for all our students! 

   Get your free tickets here! 

How’s Spring Break going by the way?

 I can’t believe Summer is almost here! 

You can still grab a spot for one of our awesome training camps by the way! 

It’s a time of training in the martial arts, leadership and even public speaking and communication skills, plus fun, friends and community- all things KMMA! And you can even test for rank!

Youth, teens, and families are welcome to attend!

Krav Maga Martial Arts Summer Training & Leadership Camp (June 12-23 2023)

Krav Maga Martial Arts Summer Training & Leadership Camp (July 10-21 2023)


Finally, have an amazing weekend!

St. Patty Day Parents Night Out at the Dojo tonight after classes, Master training and regular classes tomorrow, and whatever else you’re doing this weekend- have fun!

You can call 813-948-4844 or download the KMMA App for more info on this weekend and all our great events.

here’s the google version…


Did I mention how much I value you, your time, and our relationship?

I’ll say it again, because I really do.



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

Official KMMA Facebook Page

EmPOWERing Fathers


you can also follow me on YouTube, my personal Facebook pageLinkedIn or Instagram. 

best, I’ll see you in the dojo soon!



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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