Our Mission

Our mission is to create confident and competent Blackbelt Leaders, prepared to survive and thrive in any situation- and empowered to lead, where they’re at and into their futures.

   Today I want to break that down a little.

First, we create confident and competent Blackbelt leaders.

   They’re competent in their martial art and self protection skills, and also in leadership, communication and other life and leadership skills too.

This equips them for confidence in all of these areas too.

So does being a part of a great tribe of other positive, encouraging and empowering people.

All of this equips Blackbelt Leaders for success in life!

When we say that students are prepared to survive and thrive in any situation, we are referring to self defense skills, but also the other challenges that life throws us too.

  We equip and develop the mental, physical and emotional skills that prepare students for the inevitable challenges of life and leadership.

They develop grit and resilience and a positive mental attitude.

These are attributes that help leaders prosper in situations that would shut others down.

Which leads to empowered to lead.

   First we prepare students to lead well in their current roles- children at school and other environments.

They first learn and develop self leadership skills. We call them Blackbelt Superpowers, and these include Focus, Respect, Discipline, Confidence, Gratitude and Vision.

   And we equip them in leadership, public speaking, communication and team building skills that will prepare them to lead into their future too; for success in school, career and relationships, in both their personal and professional lives.

And adults develop leadership skills to use in their current roles and goals too, with work and family, and also develop skills that serve them well in preparation for positions of increased responsibility and leadership in their futures too!

  Got this text from Dr. Thomas Beachkofsky this weekend:

We are a leadership development academy, that also happens to teach the most practical self defense.

   Come see if our program is right for you!

Click here for you 2 week free trial and orientation program, or call 813-948-4844.

We can’t wait to show you.

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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