What Are You Grateful For Today?


Today I am grateful for my amazing Blackbelt Leaders, and especially my Team at KMMA.

In the pic above are 3 of my greatest, including the great Sensei Sarah, my brother and KMMA Chief Instructor Sensei Thomas Pioli, and my Executive Assistant/Chief of Staff, friend and KMMA Blackbelt Leader Mrs. Ruthe Flores.

I am grateful that all of them believe in me and our mission, help me execute and help me become the best and highest version of myself, as well as each bringing unique strengths and capabilities to the team.

Most of all I am grateful for who they are, and the relationships that we have.


What are you grateful for today?

I have found that on our best days, and on our worst, this is one of the most important questions.


When we are grateful, we’re given more to be grateful for.


Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

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


Tonight at KMMA: Whitebelt Buddy Bash/Orientation- 7:15-8:30 pm

Tommorow: Certified Instructor Training (CIT) 1200-1:00 pm

Next Week: St. Patty’s Day Parent’s Night Out! 7:00-9:30pm


See the complete calendar and keep abreast here!






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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