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I win

When I tell my six year old grandson, Triton, that I love him he will quickly reply:

“I love you more. I win!”

The truth is, of course, that we both do.


Triton and I have a special relationship.

I love the little guy, and he loves me.

And we are both better for it.


In our super busy lives, with so many conflicting demands for our attention, it is important that we remember this:

Our most important relationships are amongst our most important callings.

We should never let the things that matter most fall prey to those that matter least.


Here are a few steps for living a life of purpose, contentment and importance.

  1. Identify what’s important to you: Set worthy goals, know who you want to be, and remember the important relationships in your life.
  2. Invest time in these areas. Unlike almost every other resource, you can’t save time. It is the only commodity that decreases in the amount we have, regardless of what we do with it. We can waste, spend or kill it- or we can invest it in the things that matter most. I prefer the latter.


Live, laugh, love and leave a legacy.

   Dr. Stephen Covey


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

Certified Instructor Training (CIT)

  My next CIT seminar is this Friday from 6-7:30. CIT is the way that our amazing Sensei are built! If you’re already part of it, be there! I have some great training planned. And if you are not yet but would like to learn more, email me and I’ll tell you about it. All ranks are welcome to apply.


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———————————————————————————————————————- 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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