How You Doing?

Hi Tribe,

Just checking in on your after the storm.

I think we were blessed and of course we are praying for all still affected by it.

I’ve been watching the coverage all morning and there are people in north Florida really affected and still not out of it yet.

And we have friends even as close as Bayshore in South Tampa, Clearwater and Dunedin still in peril from the surge.


There are still some tornado warnings even in Pasco.


Having said all of this, it seems to me we will be ok for classes. 

So, as for now, I am planning for regularly scheduled classes tonight. 

I’ll post in the Official KMMA Family Facebook page if anything changes. 


We had some great classes last night btw!

Great stripe testing and even some new students joined the family too! More tonight!

As is my custom, I of course have a leadership lesson from this storm, and any really.

   The Blackbelt leadership lesson is to pray for the best and prepare for the worst.

The lesson applies to weather, but also to self defense, and also to life.


God willing, none of my students will ever have to apply the practical self defense skills they learn through krav maga, but we train for the worst situations.

We train physically, mentally and emotionally for the stress associated with violent conflict.

The training also prepares my students for the storms of life.

We all know that life isn’t always easy.

We go through seasons; and there are storms.

But we also know that life is 10% what happens and 90% how we react to it,

so we prepare mentally, physically and emotionally for that, while also training to see, expect and create the best (through positive mental attitude).


Our Mission is to create confident and competent Blackbelt Leaders, prepared to survive and thrive in any situation, and empowered to lead where they are at, and into their futures.


Thanks for joining us on this quest.

If you’re not a student yet, start here.


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 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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