Travel Day

Sensei John and I have had awesome training days in Colorado since Wednesday and, again, my amazing team of KMMA Sensei, along with my amazing wife Barbara, have done an amazing job keeping the training going back at the academy since we’ve been gone.

I love training.

I love training myself and I love training others.


We of course train students at Krav Maga Martial Arts six days a week, with Basic Training and qualification classes, as well as Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior and Senior level Blackbelt Leadership classes every day.

We offer so many classes, and at various times, to make sure everyone can get their 2-3 days a week.

We know that when they develop this training habit, to Blackbelt and beyond, that they will become the confident and competent Blackbelt leaders prepared to survive and thrive in any situation and empowered to lead!


We offer semi-private intro and orientation lessons daily too! You first gotta start! 


What you may not know is that we are constantly training the trainer too.

I get to train Team KMMA Sensei and staff formally on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, in addition to the regular on the job training we do..

and that’s the same way we train future Sensei too.


Blackbelt Leadership students train in leadership, curriculum, communication and public speaking skills, and some even become CIT (Certified Instructor Training) cadets, training towards instructor certification.

You know how awesome our KMMA Instructors, and all of our Blackbelt Leaders and Masters, are.

This is all the result of training.


Well, that was a lot of writing about training for an email blog titled “travel day”.

Truth is, I started with the title, since today is my travel day, and then started out to see what I had to say about it.

it turned out I wrote about training.


So what do I do on a travel day.

Well, I read and write and, well, travel.

I’ll also review and focus my notes from training…


I start out with coffee and write for you.

And I can’t wait to get back to training with you too!



Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

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

p.s. it’s Blackbelt Goal Setting Season at KMMA! Make sure to set your goal to Blackbelt Leader and beyond! And if you already did that, it’s time to set your next ones!

Never stop training! 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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