Secrets From my Dogs, This Week and This Weekend

hello Tribe!

Let me start by saying how much I really appreciate you!

In the last few days, I have received some awesome personal testimonials from students, parents, and even some former and future students, about how much my writing and video serves them well.

That validation makes me feel so good, and also reminded me how much I really appreciate you; so, I just wanted to start today’s blog by telling you.


If you didn’t see my video about the life hack my puppy Krav and 14-year-old Sassy taught me this morning, you’ll wanna check it out.

Great reminder about one of the important communication hacks to better relationships, leadership, and life!



  • Join KMMA Chief Instructor and Naval Combat Veteran Sensei Thomas Pioli, plus Navy Seal Commander Jocko Willink for an exciting class and training on what it takes to build a great team- and how to be a leader on the team you’re with!

  • Teen night will also include an Israeli Dodge Ball tournament, pizza, fun and fellowship for our KMMA community teens and their guests.

  • This event is for middle and high school aged youth. There is a Parent’s Night Out every 3rd Friday for elementary kids.


  • Kids and adults are welcome with the teens to this one too. 🙂

  • Jocko will be joining me for my leadership and team building lesson, the great Shihan Harley will be teaching on “the pyramid method”- A KMMA Instructor College technique to help anyone learn anything faster!

  • And you will get to practice teaching/leading where you’re at too!

  • This training is open to all Blackbelt Leadership students and a requirement for those on the SWAT team and for instructor certification at KMMA.

  • Combine with your class if you want! Level Two (Sophomore purple, blue, green) at 11, and Levels 3 and 4 (brown, red and blackbelts) 1pm-2!


Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Founding Master Instructor, 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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