Take That Step


So many people fail to accomplish goals, or even go after desires or dreams, because they let the size or scope of the project overwhelm them.

They allow that overwhelm to keep them from believing that what’s available is available for them.


For example, most people would agree that they would like the positive benefits of becoming a Blackbelt-

the Confidence that thay are prepared to defend themselves in any dangerous situation; the physical and mental fitness and energy; the leadership skills, the thrill of accomplishment and the joy of belonging to an elite and special group.


But while most would agree they would like all those things, and many understand that my Blackbelt Leadership program at Krav Maga Martial Arts helps many others accomplish all these things and more…

  too many dismiss the idea that they could do what it takes to accomplish such things.


Even though I could easily share so many testimonials of so many people, of all ages, intellect, fitness, experience, conditions, and challenges that have overcome whatever they think would stop them from becoming confident and competent Blackbelt Leaders, they still would focus on why it couldn’t be the same for them.


If you’re one of these people, who wants to do, be and experience more- and perhaps even has been on the fence about my program- the simple advice offered up in the meme above can help you overcome overwhelm.

     Take the first step! 

If you’d like to become a Blackbelt Leader, with all the rights, privileges, abilities and awesomeness thereof, the first step is to just pick up the phone or visit my website.

If I were you, I’d call. 813-948-4844

My own wife, Barbara, will answer the phone and help you take that first step!

When you make it into the dojo for your first intro, Sensei Thomas, our Chief Instructor and one of my best friends will personally help you take that next one.

Then I’ll be with you on your next, as you begin your classes…

Before you know it, you’ll be a Blackbelt one day.

And you’ll be glad you did…

And this is the advice and great news for all of you reading this who already have taken your first, or first many steps!

Just keep stepping!

Every stripe, every belt, every new experience, and every day in every way, you are becoming the Blackbelt Leader you want to be, you’re called to be and that you and I both will be so proud of!


I get fired up just thinking about you.

I can’t wait to walk with you, on your next step, and the one after that.

I’m proud to walk with you!


Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo

Author, MBA & 7th Degree Blackbelt

Founder & Chief 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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