Proud and Grateful For…

I am so proud of and grateful for my team at KMMA.

They are all great KMMA Blackbelt Leadership students developing into the highest levels of leadership.

This is true of all the great Sensei, staff and Certified Instructor Trainees (CIT) of Krav Maga Martial Arts, but today I’m talking especially about:


My youngest son, Sensei Winston Del Castillo. He is a 3rd degree blackbelt who grew up at KMMA. He’s been training for 14 years and is our Head Instructor.


My Program Director, Mr. Alex Luis. He’s a KMMA Blue Belt and a business student at USF.

(Mr. Alex and Senpai Lydia)


My Director of First impressions, Senpai Lydia Freeman. She has been training for 3 years, and is a Blackbelt candidate who will be testing for her Probationary Blackbelt in September!

The 3 of them are humble, hungry and honeable students, and totally committed to helping me lead the Mission for our students: Prepare To Live (Survive and Thrive) and Empower to Lead!

I am SO proud and grateful for them, and every past, current and future leader of KMMA. We are a leadership development academy, and it shows in all our leaders do!


I’m also proud of and grateful for you too.

You are somewhere in the process in my tribe.

You may be a Blackbelt, or a student on that quest; or maybe a parent or other family member…

maybe you are just beginning.

(welcome Asraf family!)


Or maybe you’ve been watching from afar and trying to decide if this thing, this place, this tribe is for you.

      Click here to schedule your free 2 week trial and orientation program! 

You’ll be proud and grateful that you did!


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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EmPOWERing Fathers



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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