Time Flies

hello friend,

I can’t believe it’s the 12th already…

for that matter, i can’t believe we’ve blown through almost 3/4 of 2023 already.

Can you?


Time flies, doesn’t it?

And, I would never have believed it when I was younger, but it seems to go faster and faster, doesn’t it?


This is why I value time so much.

It’s the most valuable resource any of us has…

on the other hand, there are factors that affect our quality of life too.


These are, especially, our health, our attitudes and outlook, our relationships, and the choices we make and the things we do.

I am so grateful for health, energy and a noble mission to strive towards;

for my family and friends, and especially my KMMA tribe.

And that I stumbled upon the power of positive mental attitude, personal and professional development and leadership all those years ago.


Like everyone, I occasionally focus on what I don’t have, what I haven’t accomplished and what isn’t going my way…

but I always refocus my focus on what I do have and what I have done, what I am doing and creating, who I’m developing and on what’s important next (WIN).

I am grateful for the Blackbelt Leadership Philosophy and the Blackbelt Superpowers that help me to do this. 

Because in the absence of the personal and professional development, the philosophy, the lessons, the tribe, I wouldn’t be able to focus my focus so well.

In fact, there were many years that I couldn’t.


So I am grateful for Krav Maga Martial Arts and our Blackbelt Leadership Program. 

I’m not just the founder, but I’m also a client. 😉


Join us on the Blackbelt Leader Quest to Be Your Best! 



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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