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On Raising Kids with Healthy Self Esteem and also CANI

Hi tribe!


  A couple, three things:

  1. I am experimenting with new technology and skills to provide even better training to you!

    1. check out this Onepager I created about raising up children with healthy self esteem

    2. by the way you can get my book here

    3. and start here if you’re not yet a student but would like to be



2. Our dojo is always under construction. That’s because we are always finding ways to make it even better. That’s how we should be with our own mental and physical fitness, training and lives too! Our dojo is already beautiful, and functional for our mission of empowering lives! But good enough is the enemy of excellent; and we’re either green and growing or ripe and rotting. So in all aspects under our control, constant and neverending improvement has to be the goal!


3. In the spirit of Constant and Never Ending improvement (CANI) and raving fan customer service, we keep adding more and more value to our program with no additional charge for you. The latest was an idea from KMMA Master instructor Shihan Carolyn Borton, and I loved it, so we are going to make it so!

There will be a 3 hour make-up class for all Blackbelt Leadership students that have fallen behind on their classes to be ready for testing in March! The training will be in 3 45 minute evolutions Saturday March 4 from 1-3:15. We will train all January material in the first, Feb in the second and review/drill all in prep for the March test in the third and students get a class credit for each evolution!

Shihan Carolyn and others of my senior and Master instructor team will be joining me to deliver this amazing event!

It’s free for all Blackbelt leadership training students!

Add it to your KMMA calendar and make sure to stop by the front desk to pick one up if you haven’t yet!


Empower 2 Lead!

Grandmaster Steve


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