I just had to share Sensei Michelle’s story with you. It’s a great success story about a great KMMA family that validates our mission and what we’re in it to do. I hope you’ll take the time to read it and let us help you right a similar story for your family too!
Grand Master Stephen Del Castillo
Founder & Master Instructor, KMMA
Seven years ago I brought my then 3 year old son and 6 year old daughter into the KMMA dojo to start a self defense program. What we received was so much more. I thought that self-discipline and focus might be an indirect benefit of training but how refreshing to a parent to discover that leadership skills are a primary benefit packaged within a fun, physical self-defense program. Grand Master delivers powerful leadership lessons that are relatable to kids and equally meaningful to adults. Seven years ago I decided that rather than check my phone or get some extra work done on Saturday morning that instead I would jump on the mat during the family class for fun and just to give it a try. I never regretted that impulsive decision to get a little exercise that day. My daughter and I have enjoyed the journey through two blackbelt tests together both of us 1st degree. My son and I look forward to taking the rescheduled Blackbelt test in September (the pandemic won’t keep my son from taking his Junior Blackbelt test and me taking my 2nd degree test).
I feel blessed to have chosen an activity for my kids that I can actively participate and experience along with my children. It is something I have wonderful memories of us learning together, having fun at Krav Camps together, growing together and supporting each other through each belt milestone.
I look forward to training with you and your kids soon!
Take care, Sensei Michelle
Proud Life-time member of KMMA and graduate of the KMMA Certified Instructor Training Program
Michelle A. Cummings, CPA
Asst. Vice President and Controller
University of South Florida Foundation
4202 E. Fowler Ave, ALC100 * Tampa, FL * 33620