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Salute to the Big Mac

Ok this blog isn’t about the burger that definitely would not be a part of our Wellness Wednesday blogs, or anyone’s sound nutritional plan, whichever one they chose.


It’s about Sensei Mackenzie Myers.

We called her Big Mac when she was little.


Sensei Mac is today a great Blackbelt Leader, in the dojo and in her world.

 She’s focused, respectful, disciplined, confident, grateful and visionary.

She has come so far, and is constantly and never endingly improving and in her next training evolution.

She gets better every day in every way, as a martial artist, a leader, a student and a martial arts professional.

 She’s come so far and she’s green and growing.


She’s happy and healthy and excelling in any area of her life.

 She’s a great student and a great teacher.

She’s a KMMA Blackbelt Leader talking the talk and walking the walk.

 I’m proud of and grateful for her.

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!



P.S. if you register for a 2 week free trial and orientation at KMMA, there’s a good chance Sensei Mackenzie will be the one teaching your first intro!


that’s her all dresed up and horsing around with her dad. 🙂


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