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Raising Your Lid

In my Blackbelt Leadership Program, we are studying the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, by leadership guru John Maxwell.

In this first week, I taught about the law of the lid, which states that our personal and organizational effectiveness is limited by our leadership ability.

This is true.

The good news is that you CAN improve your leadership.

Check out the video I made you this morning on how to do so!


Speaking of leadership, it’s leadership seminar night at Krav Maga Martial Arts!

Tonight, my Chief Instructor, Sensei Thomas Pioli will be sharing stories of both good and bad leadership from his prior life as a Navy Para-Rescue diver, and maybe from his current one with KMMA too. 🙂

He also has some really fun leadership and team building skills planned for you!


Did you know we have a leadership and martial arts Summer camp for youth, teens and adults?

 24 hours of training and the chance to level up (earn new rank) as well as improve your leadership and martial arts skills, have fun and make new friends!

There are four slots left for the June one and still 9 more for the July.

Clickthe link below for more info and to hold your spot for your child, yourself or your family!

Krav Maga Martial Arts Summer Training & Leadership Camp (Summer 2022)


Can’t get that much time away from work?

I get it.

That’s why I created the ITC, and you can train with me!

Intensive Training Course with Grandmaster Del Castillo



Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Founding Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts
Author of Developing Your Superpowers  Meditations On Mastery Vol One
Check out the Meditations On Mastery Blog and Podcast too!



———————————————————————————————————————- and Krav Maga Martial Arts have been empowering lives through the martial arts in the Tampa Bay area for over 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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