TBT-Your Feelings Don’t Matter…

Your Feelings Don’t Matter

A throwback Thursday blog from 2020.

I’m going to share it in The Official KMMA Family Facebook page too, so you can comment.


Speaking of TBT, check out this pic of me and now Shihan Harley at the Grand Opening of our school.

It’s been 23 years, he’s now a 5th Degree Blackbelt and about to graduate from college and begin his career in Cyber Security.

That time has flown by.


I’m proud of many things, including the amazing martial artist, leader and man that Harley has become.

There are also memories of things I wish I’d done better.

I am grateful for it all.



My lesson for you, my tribe, this throwback Thursday is this:

the time is always going to fly.

there will always be memories, victories and regrets.

The past is unchangeable, and the future uncertain.

What we can do is learn from the past, and live in the present to create the future, God willing, that we want to create.

Today is the day.

Make the most if it!


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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