It’s What They Do

When I started the school (our martial arts academy) 24 years ago, and for many years after, it was all about what I did.

   It was about the 20 years of both martial arts, my academic education and also the progressive leadership development I’d had in the military too.

All of that played a part in the program that I developed then, and the one I evolved for many years, leading to the amazing Blackbelt Leadership Program we have today!

But most importantly I got to sow into many great future leaders for the years to follow too.

     And today many of them are confident and competent blackbelt leaders sowing into the next generation of blackbelt leaders at KMMA.

They are the product of the product.

And I’m so proud of them.

So, today, it’s not as much about what I do; though I continue to sow and grow my leaders and the organization, and I’m proud of that too.

       It’s what they do…

Sensei Winston and Sensei Allie both grew up in the dojo (martial arts academy).

    Today they are great blackbelt leaders, and sowing into the next generation of leaders too.

That pic was taken today while they were out doing our community enrichment program for the students at The Nest school.

We are donating 100 hours to community youth, to give back and to share more of what we do.

We are proud and grateful to sow into you and your kids too.

And, by the way, this is the same way that any organization becomes great.

   And it’s also what my Blackbelt Leadership Program teaches future Blackbelt Leaders to do, in whatever calling they’re called to do.

Join us for your 2 week trial and orientation program!

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.  Today I continue to train, learn, sow and grow under the mentorship of World Champion Grandmaster Jeff Smith, who regularly visits the academy to help sow into my teams and students as well.

The Krav MagaMartial Arts Headquarters is in Lutz, FL at 1900 Land O’ Lakes BLVD and now our new location in 8836 US 19, Port Richey! Krav Maga Martial Arts serves Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Wesley Chapel, Port Richey and surrounding areas.

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