Thanks for Your Service


Thank you to all of you who served in our United States or Allied Armed Forces.

Military service is certainly one of the greatest and highest callings, and expressions of the word itself- “serve”.

I am grateful I had the great honor of serving our great nation…

and proud of and grateful for all the men and women down through the ages, and up to and including those still serving today, that allow us to live under the blessings of freedom and prosperity.

And I am grateful for all those that will step forward and answer the call in our future too.

After all, it is true that freedom isn’t free.


But on this day I want to acknowledge and thank all who serve this great country.

The servicemen and women for sure, and the teachers, administrators, first responders, business people, parents, and all who choose to serve their fellow man.


Because, we are all called to serve in some way.

As proud as I am of my military service, and grateful for what it contributed to me becoming the man I am today, I am at least as proud about my service through my leadership development academy, Krav Maga Martial Arts.


We create confident and competent Blackbelt Leaders, prepared to survive and thrive in any situation, and empowered to lead, where they’re at and into their futures.

Some of them will serve as leaders in the military, and others in other capacities.

But all will serve with confidence and competence, serving our country, and leading the way.


Today I am proud and grateful to get to sow into their future.



Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Founding Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts

It Is What It Is

or it it? click the link or image above to find out.


* by the way, we ARE open Saturday. I’ll be in to teach the Advanced Blackbelt and Instructor classes and Shihan Harley, Sensei Winston and Sensei Allie will be rocking classes the rest of the day!

All the way! 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