Proud and Grateful

Today I am so proud & grateful.

I am grateful to God for what has been a truly blessed and powerful Blackbelt Retreat and Weekend.

And I am proud and grateful for all the great students, instructors and other leaders and support that came together tp help make that so.


The capstone test today was epic.

Every student, of all ages, performed with excellence.

So many other Blackbelts, not testing, were also there to support them.


I am proud and grateful for the Blackbelt community and tribe we have become.

All that’s left now is the celebration!

I am doing my final mental rehearsal of what will happen next. At leats my part, including what I wanna say…

And the tribe will do the rest.

So proud and grateful for them all.

See you soon!

Prepare To Live & Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo

Author, MBA & 7th Degree Blackbelt

Founder & Chief Master Instructor,

Krav Maga Martial Arts

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p.s. there are still a few hours left to save 50% on next Blackbelt Retreat (for Blackbelts and those that will be testing to Blackbelt) and/or the Krav Maga mini-camp in June or Krav Camp in Septemmber, for everyone else! 

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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.

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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