Why We Train

One of our favorite sayings, reference our self defense training, is that we pray for the best, but train for the worst.

   There are two hopefully obvious insinuations of this maxim which are:

  1. better to be prepared and never need it, that to need it and not be prepared and, 
  2. we must train realistically, and hard enough, to create said preparedness.

 

But, if we have our way, we will never have to use the self defense aspects of our art. Does this mean our training in wasted?

   Of course not!

Martial arts training develops fitness, focus, discipline, leadership and goal setting skills to name a few! 

 

These are all great benefits for all people of all ages, but let us focus for a moment especially on our important task of helping raise up a child in the way he or she should go.

 

 

  The four laws of concentration and the seven words of respect are just two examples of the way that we train children with the positive habits that will serve them well for success in school, in life and in their future! 

 

Can you imagine what kids empowered with these kinds of leadership skills are capable of?

   Would you like to?

 

Call 813-948-4844 or visit TampaKravMaga.com to find out.

TampaKravMaga.com 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.

Also, check us out on Fun4TampaKids & on Go2Karate.com

 

It’s Not So Scary

October is Halloween but not scary at all at KMMA.

October is Fall Friendship Month at KMMA and we want to invite you and your family to some great FREE Events!

1.  We have a KMMA Leadership Free Community Day Camp this Monday coming!

The theme is Leadership & Goal Setting.

This is a FREE community event for our KMMA students but I am inviting ten guests that may be interested in learning more about our leadership development academy (what we parents want) while also having fun and making new friends (what the kids want).

Your child will have fun, make new friends and learn something new. RSVP here!

(please only register if you plan on your child really coming as I am limiting space and only have room for ten new guests)

 

 

 

2. It’s Kick or Treat Week October 26-29.

Kids wear costumes to all classes and there will be fun kicking, tricking, candy, games, prozes and more!

All community kids are welcome! Call 813-948-4844 to reserve your child’s spot ASAP as these class sizes are limited then too!

3. Our Halloween Costume Party & Contest is Friday October 30!

          Same rules apply! Call 813-948-4844 to grab your spot!

 

 

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TampaKravMaga.com 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.

Also, check us out on Fun4TampaKids & on Go2Karate.com

 

The Law of the Process & Congratulations New Blackbelts!

Excellence happens daily, but not in a day.

     John Maxwell

This is one of the many important lessons that are part of our Blackbelt Leadership Program at Krav Maga Martial Arts. The truth of the message is clear at weekends like these last two- the Blackbelt Test and the Blackbelt Extravaganza.

You see, most people totally overestimate what they can accomplish in a year, but totally underestimate what they can in 3-5. We see this physically with the blackbelts.

You see the results of the 3 years to junior or probationary blackbelt, and then the significant growth in the next 1-2 years to Certified 1st Degree and then the amazing jumps in skill, proficiency and other character and physical attributes in the process to 2nd, 3rd and 4th degrees! By these senior ranks, Blackbelts seem to possess super powers!

The truth is they earned these one day at a time.

It’s how any of us does anything worthwhile. One day at a time, over time for enough time and excellence can be achieved at anything!

 

Grand Master Stephen Del Castillo

Founder & Chief Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts

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Special Congratulations to All the New Blackbelts, Junior Blackbelts & Advanced Blackbelts that Promoted Saturday!

   Click on the image below to hear their stories in a special tribute video created by the great Shihan Harley Del Castillo!

 

TampaKravMaga.com 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.

Also, check us out on Fun4TampaKids & on Go2Karate.com

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A Blessing Or a Curse

Today I am grateful for the gift of leadership; it’s a huge responsibility, but preparedness makes it a great adventure and a Blessing instead of a curse.

TampaKravMaga.com

 

 

I was thinking about a teachable moment I was about to have with a follower when I wrote this, and how every leadership interaction we have with anyone is an opportunity to do good or do harm.

 

The gift of leadership is a huge responsibility because of this. Our leadership behavior and decisions have huge impact. We are responsible for the happiness, productivity, effectiveness, growth and prosperity of those we lead. Our leadership affects their lives and their livelihoods.

Leadership is not to be taken lightly.

 

That’s why I am grateful for the decades of great leadership training and experience I have gained through military, corporate and business experience, as well as through the training for my MBA and the great tutelage from great leadership mentors in the martial arts, military and other pursuits.

Because leadership is like real world self defense; you don’t know for sure when you are going to need it, but hope to be prepared when you do.

 

I am also grateful that today the biggest parts of my mission are leading other leaders and preparing tomorrow’s leaders today.

For more information on my Blackbelt Leadership Program, email me and say hi. I’d love to tell you more.

 

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo

Founder & Chief Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts

TampaKravMaga.com

 

 p.s. Don’t forget KMMA is CLOSED this weekend for BLACKBELT RETREAT & TESTING!

Congrats to everyone who tested for all ranks this week! You will receive your new rank, alongside the Blackbelts at the Extravaganza next weekend!

TampaKravMaga.com 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.

Also, check us out on Fun4TampaKids & on Go2Karate.com