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The Power of Team

Having a great Team is one of the most important pieces to freedom, peace and prosperity.

I’m blessed with one of the best; but that blessing didn’t come without the planting and sowing of the seeds for God to water.

Because I have a great team, I am able to work from home for a few days when I get a little sick. I simply shift my focus to thinking, planning, creating, developing and studying- all important things for me to do too.


But my most important job is the hiring, training and development of a great Team.

It’s one of my daily 5 powerlist and my most important task.

And, as a result, we deliver an amazing product, service and delivery every day.


But also, when I choose to stay away a couple of days, as in now to rest and recover from a little bronchitis, the Team makes sure to deliver amazing classes to you without missing a beat!


Tonight the great Shihan Carolyn Borton, Sensei Ben Borton and Senpai Charlie will rock the classes.

I just collaborated with my marketing team via text on some important things they’re doing- great work on the upcoming Blackbelt Leadership event page Jason Crawford!

And Shihan Carolyn and I just went over some high level collaboration on her Blackbelt Leadership lesson for tonight!

Ms. Bella Johnson is standing by to greet you and for all your customer service needs at the front desk too btw.


So you see, a great Team not only helps us go further and be better day to day, but also keeps problems from being emergencies on the hard days.

Fifteen years ago, getting sick would be catastrophic. I’d have to close classes or come teach sick.

That’s just one of the weaknesses of being a “one man show”.


So, as in everything, Leadership is the key.

And a great Team is one of the products of great Leadership.


Want to start developing Leadership for your family, building your team, and/or at least become a part of a great one?

   Start here.


Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo

Author, MBA & 7th Degree Blackbelt

Founder & Chief Master Instructor,

Krav Maga Martial Arts 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.

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