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Learning Everyday

Today I’m grateful for daily and lifelong learning.

I hope you’ll join me in making this one of the things that you’re grateful for too!

Specifically, this day, I am grateful for the last 3 days with my mentor Grandmaster Jeff Smith.

He spent the last few days sowing into me personally, my team and students at the dojo.


I learn so much, have already learned and applied so much, and still will learn so much more from Grandmaster Smith.

He helps me on my quest for Constant and Never-ending Improvement (CANI), and makes me a better teacher, martial artist and business leader every time we meet.


I hope my students feel the same about me.


If you do want to make daily and lifelong learning something you can be grateful for, with me:

  1. Make the commitment to learn something new every day! And then, be grateful when you do.

  2. Read more on personal and professional development subjects in the areas you’d like to improve.

  3. Listen to quality podcasts, watch videos and/or take courses on these things too.

  4. Seek mentors with fruit on the tree- in other words with great accomplishments in the areas you want to get better at.

  5. Join the KMMA tribe if you haven’t already!  And if you have, congrats to you! And if you’re an up and coming Blackbelt Leader I hope to see you in my Certified Instructor Training seminar Friday night!

And, by the way, be great at stripe test next week!

I know you will!


Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Founding Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts
Author of Developing Your Superpowers  Meditations On Mastery Vol One
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———————————————————————————————————————- and Krav Maga Martial Arts have been empowering lives through the martial arts in the Tampa Bay area for over 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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