Proud and Grateful

Today I am proud and grateful for all the leaders and students that made the Blackbelt Retreat Weekend magical.

Congrats to all the new Blackbelts and degrees thereof, and thank you to all the Blackbelt Leaders, Senior Blackbelts and Masters who helped make it happen too!

Here’s my video message to you.


Krav Camp was an AMAZING success!

   Congrats to all the students who came out and trained with the Blackbelts!

You can take advantage of the early enrollment offer and save $100 bucks on the next one by clicking here too!

ITC / Krav Camp Testimonial

Krav Camps and ITC (Intensive Training Camp) are some of my favorite things to be a part of. I find tremendous value in them regardless of rank. As a higher rank belt, it’s a great review of all the curriculum. 

For lower ranks (like me) it can be a bit like drinking from a firehose at times, but if you don’t put pressure on yourself it is a ton of fun. It’s a way to be exposed to all the curriculum that you will learn as you advance in rank, and an incredible workout. It’s also a great way to keep refreshing your memory on techniques after you’ve moved on to new ones in your regular classes.

I really love the camaraderie that comes from working with everyone for a 6-8 hour day, bonds forged in sweat. In your day-to-day classes you’re usually working with similarly ranked classmates and senpai, at these camps you also partner with people of more advanced ranks. Each partner a wealth of knowledge they are eager to share with you.

I love attending these camps so much that I’ve signed up for all the remaining ones in 2022 and all of 2023.


-Erik St. Martin


Congratulations To All Our New Blackbelts & Degrees Thereof!

   It was an amazing Blackbelt Retreat weekend! 

I’m proud of all of you! 


What’s Important Next (WIN)

   Wherever you are in the law of the process, you have a WIN towards getting on the Blackbelt Leader stage.

  • haven’t started yet? click here to fix that.

  • Basic Training Student? Blackbelt Leadership Training is next!

  • On the Quest? Have fun, do your best and learning something new in every class! Before you know it, you’ll be a Blackbelt too!

You could even be a Master one day!

Congratulations to Sensei Sarah Church on her 3rd Degree, Senior Blackbelt; Shihan Kyle Bierly on his 4th Degree, Master; and Shihan Harley Del Castillo, on his 5th Degree, Senior Master.




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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