How Far are You?

The goal of every martial arts student, of course, is to be a Blackbelt;

unless of course they’re already one, in which case it may be to be a 2nd Degree, 3rd degree or even a master.


It’s nice to have a picture of how far you’ve come and how far you’ve still to go.

If you are at any of the steps on your way to becoming a Blackbelt, congratulations!

And if you’re a Blackbelt on your master quest, wow! Double congratulations!

But even if you’ve just begun, you are further than someone who hasn’t; so congrats to you too!

And if you haven’t taken that first step towards Blackbelt yet, you can do so now by clicking here! 

Or call 813-948-4844 and we’ll help you start!


One of the common traits of succesful people in every area of life is Vision.

The Vision of the reality we want to create, in business, fitness, martial arts and/or in life itself, begins in the mind.

              Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.


Developing this kind of Vision, and mind power, is one of the most powerful lessons we teach.

One way we develop this power is through the Vision board.

All of my Blackbelts and future Blackbelts at Krav Maga Martial Arts are creating their own this month.

We do this twice a year.

A great Vision board should include personal and professional or school goals, as well as martial…

I have attached mine and my son’s for reference.

I can’t wait to see yours!


Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

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







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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