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I Am Grateful

I have so much to be grateful for, and I practice awareness of this and feeling Gratitude daily.

Gratitude is the 5th of 7 “Superpowers” I teach and discuss in my soon to be released book: Meditations On Mastery, Developing Your Superpowers.


Today I am grateful for my students and others that have already backed my Kickstarter to fund the publishing of the book.

We are 54% funded with 7 days to go!

We WILL hit our goal! I know it because I have seen it! (VISION is the 6th Superpower.)


But back to Gratitude- THANK YOU to all who have already pledged to support this new book! I look forward to personalizing your book and posters to you and delivering all the other great rewards!

Most of all, I look forward to using this book as a tool to further my mission at Krav Maga Martial Arts, preparing youth and families to live and empowering them to lead.


THANK YOU in advance for supporting the book launch if you haven’t yet. Rather you or a student, family member, or just looking, the book and supporting material will serve you and support you and your mission and calling in life.


I will be teaching an overview of the 7 Blackbelt Leadership Superpowers tonight at 6. Join us on our live virtual dojo to watch! I will explain the 6 foundational superpowers and the mystical 7th, and how to harness these to accomplish amazing things in YOUR life and leadership!


With Gratitude,

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo

7th Degree Blackbelt, MBA


Author, Meditations On Mastery
 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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p.s. speaking of respect, congratulations to all the KMMA students about to test for Blackbelt or their next level at our Krav Camp and Blackbelt Leadership Retreat next month! I definitely respect each and all of you for your dedication, hard work and accomplishments!