Today I Am Grateful For…

Today I am in the dojo sowing into some amazing students at KMMA. 

   I start the day with some of my most senior, and plan on sticking around to work with all the groups today.

The next week, I’ll be at KMMA in Lutz all week, helping the team with testing! Then next Saturday, graduation!

Today I am grateful that I get to sow into so many great leaders today. 

    I am also grateful for all the great leaders, from my martial arts, military, academic and other leadership training and experiences that helped prepare me to get to fulfill my calling today.

And that’s my favorite thing to do at KMMA. 

  To raise up tomorrow’s leaders, today.

I am proud and grateful and, while I am talking about Gratitude, two last things:

1. I am grateful for YOU too. Thanks for all you do.

2. This practice is powerful.

    Challenge yourself to find, feel and share something or someone you’re grateful for every day.

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.  Today I continue to train, learn, sow and grow under the mentorship of World Champion Grandmaster Jeff Smith, who regularly visits the academy to help sow into my teams and students as well.

The Krav MagaMartial Arts Headquarters is in Lutz, FL at 1900 Land O’ Lakes BLVD and now our new location in 8836 US 19, Port Richey! Krav Maga Martial Arts serves Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Wesley Chapel, Port Richey and surrounding areas.

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