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Throwback Thursday



Don’t you love throwback Thursday?

  They give us a chance to look back at times in our lives that we’re proud of and remember fondly.


They can also really show how far someone has come!

  (so proud of Sensei Mackenzie!)


Throwbacks help us connect with the past, and the past can be useful for good memories, for education and edification and for remembering where you came from.

  But the future is much more important.

What’s more important than where we’ve been is always where we are going.

  Memories of the past can be useful.

But only our actions today can produce our results tomorrow.

Make it happen!


Grand Master Del Castillo, MBA, 7th Degree Blackbelt


KMMA Complete Curriculum Camp with GrandMaster Del Castillo

with my teacher Eyal and my sons: Sensei Winston, Shihan Diego and Shihan Harley


a message from the great Mrs. Ruthe Flores- EA, Assistant Program Director and KMMA Blackbelt Extraordinaire!

Hi there Blackbelt Leadership Family, a quick recap:

WHAT:  Blackbelt Leadership Dinner and Ceremony

WHEN: Friday, December 10, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE:  at your friendly neighborhood dojo!

(IF YOU WISH) BRING:   your delicious creations to share!  To help us organize, please use the following POTLUCK SIGN UP SHEET, so we know what you are bringing and how many people are attending.

DRESS:  smart/business casual (if you want to dress up, go for it!)

Thank you to all who have already signed up for the potluck.  Please know you are welcome to come whether you bring something or not (just let Ms Ruthe know how many people will be attending).  Any questions can be directed to Ms Ruthe at

Looking forward to seeing you then!



———————————————————————————————————————- 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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