I Love This Pic


I love this pic someone took after a board breaking seminar last week at KMMA.

Well, like all of our seminars, it’s really a success seminar with some cool martial arts skills thrown in to disguise the fact we’re teaching students how to succeed in life. 😉


But I love this pic for 3 reasons:

1. It captures the love and the bond between John and Maddon. They’re both Blackbelt candidates in our Blackbelt Leadership program that have been training with us for just over 3 years now. John, who is also a Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do, started over with Maddon and they’ve done this journey together from the start. He is also the most recent addition to Team KMMA’s stable of martial arts professionals, and I know he is going to be a great one!

Incidentally, most of our students at KMMA train with their families.

That’s another thing I really love, about this pic and about our program.

2. You can also just feel the camaraderie of everyone in the picture celebrating Maddon’s break.

3. Breaking boards is a useful metaphor for defeating all obstacles in life:

a. you either succeed or learn each time you try.

b. you won’t fail if you don’t quit.

c. your belief and confidence is key…

d. there are skills to success, and having a coach is key.


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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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