It’s Not Just Kids Stuff

This morning after coffee time together, my wife asked me to take the towels up stairs with me.

As I grabbed them to do so, she said “thank you” and I said “you’re welcome.”


Not that remarkable a story, I know, but I’ll tell you why I decided to share it.

1. Though we’ve been together many years, and spend a lot of time together- and could thus have grown familiar, we still treat each other with courtesy and respect. We all should.

2. And that got me thinking, it’s not just kid stuff.


You know, I mean the character development stuff we teach at Krav Maga Martial Arts– like the 7 words of respect.

Nor are the 6 Foundational Blackbelt Superpowers that we teach.

I don’t know about you, but I know a lot of adults who can also use more work on each of these…

truth is, I do.

The real truth is, we all do.


Well, as I said early in this email, the towel story isn’t the remarkable or impressive, but I’ll tell you one that I kind of think is:

   tomorrow is our 23 year anniversary of our dojo.


I’ll be teaching 9-3.

come to train, or at least stop in and say hi.

I’d love to see you.



Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

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


p.s. We will have amazing special offers tomorrow, for both new enrollments and current ones! Ask Barb or I about that too when we see you!

It’ll be a family affair tomorrow- Barb and I and Shihan Harley and Sensei Winston too. My mama will also be there. We all hope you will too. 🙂 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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