Remembering our Heroes


Today is 9/11/2022.
Yesterday was if you’re not reading this until Monday.


Every adult who was alive then remembers exactly where they were and what they were doing on that day 21 years ago and will never forget.


Unfortunately, many of our children don’t even know what happened.


For the lesson of the week this week, we are going to be talking about heroism- what is it that causes one to step up and do what they need to do for others in times of trouble.


We will do the lesson of the week live this week.


The Sensei and I will be discussing:

  1. What is valor?
  2. What are some examples?
  3. How do we develop it, so that we have it in the time if need?



If you would like to learn more, or share more with your children, about what happened on this day 21 years ago, and about the brave men and women who were there and served, please watch some of these videos- the real world stories from the voices of those that were there. Real history.


Thank you to Tunnel To Towers for this educational platform, as well as for all they do for veteran’s, first responders and other heroes and their families.


We can’t all be heroes in the same way and thank God if we never are in the position to see if we would act with valor.


But we can all make a difference in many ways every day.


We sow confidence, leadership and life skills into youth and families.


We teach the most practical self-defense.


And we give back whenever we can.


Our goal is to raise 10k for Tunnels To Towers

by our Blackbelt Extravaganza October 2!


  You can help us!


We will donate $200 for every new student we sign in September!


So, if you are a student, please help us with our referral drive.


All you have to do is get a pass an invite a friend to class with you this month!


And if you are not a student yet, but have been thinking about it, this would be a great time-

you’ll help us make this goal, while also letting us get started on helping you with yours!


Start with your free trial here!



Remembering Our Heroes, Past Present and Future!


Stephen Del Castillo

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.

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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