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Welcome Sensei Bryce Roth!



I am very excited that on this Team Tuesday, I get to welcome aboard our next Head Instructor, Sensei Bryce Roth!

Bryce will be in an intensive HIT (Head Instructor Training) program with me over the next 6 months, and ramping up to test for his second degree Blackbelt and into the Head Instructor position at the September Blackbelt Extravaganza!

By the way, when you see Sensei Bryce and congratultate him on his new position with KMMA, make sure and congratulate him on his soon to be marriage to his bride Ms. Shelby Hilt. Ms. Barb and I, and all of Team KMMA, are glad to welcome their new family into ours, and look forward to growing both together for years to come!



I am so proud of Bryce as he steps into his next evolution of life, career and training and towards helping me in the all important mission of KMMA- praparing people for life (to survive and thrive) and empowering them to lead!

I am super proud of all my amazing leaders by the way; i think you know that.

Some work here for a season, through high school and/or college as they prepare for their calling and career.

Some, like Bryce, find both here.


What about you?

For everyone, there’s a “what’s important next” (WIN).

If you’re not training yet, starting the 2 week trial and orientation is WIN for you.

If you do but aren’t in Blackbelt Leadership Training yet, and wanna be, email me to discuss how to qualify.

And if you are in Blackbelt Leadership Training but not yet coming to CIT, start that (if you think you may want to teach one day).

CIT (Certified Instructor Training) is how I train and certify the best instructors around. As I’ve already alluded too, you may just teach your way through school or you may decide to make this a career.

Either way, that training begins here.

Next CIT is Saturday March 19 from 1200-1330 (12-1:30pm).


I am proud of and grateful for all you you, students, teachers, families…..

I DID have a Vision of a dojo this good 21 years ago.

But it’s still exciting when you get there.


Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Founding Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts
Author of Developing Your Superpowers  Meditations On Mastery Vol One
Check out the Meditations On Mastery Blog and Podcast too!



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