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What are you grateful for today?

Those of you that are already part of my KMMA family, and/or follow me on my personal facebook page, know that I make a ” today I am grateful for post” daily.

Well today I want to share with my entire email list that I am grateful for all my amazing Blackbelt Leadership community and the awesome Blackbelt Leadership dinner we shared Friday!


We shared great food and fellowship, some laughs and some great times.

Students were presented awards based on the 6 foundational Blackbelt Superpowers.




Some moved to their next phases of our Certified Instructor Program, to Special Winning Attitude Team (SWAT), Special Team of Role Models (STORM) or Future Instructor Student Teacher (FIST).


We certified some new instructors and I had the very exciting honor and privelege of starting a new tradition with each of my KMMA Certified Instructors being presented a KMMA Leadership Blue Instructor Jacket!


The theme of my presentation was proud and grateful- and I am.

I am proud and grateful for my great instructors and support team, my students and especially all the Blackbelt Leaders, our KMMA community and family and for all the people who came together to make Friday night such a magical moment for all involved.

Thank you.


Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!
Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Author, MBA & 7th Degree Blackbelt
Founder & Chief Master Instructor,
Krav Maga Martial Arts

If you’re not a student yet, this is a great time to start!

   Come take a free trial and intro class and we’ll get you all set-up to kick off 2022 with a plan and support community to help you accomplish all of your goals for you and your family, have fun, get a great workout and learn something new!

And if you are a student, it’s Stripe Testing, Belt Testing and the final week of Blackbelt Goal Setting Season!

   Remember, when you qualify and move to Blackbelt Leadership Training this week you:

  • Get the Blackbelt Goal Setting Season Scholarship.

  • Get your Blue Leadership top and weapons package free for under the tree!

  • Get in on time to come to my Blackbelt Leadership Curriculum camp next week! Yet another perk of our amazing all inclusive program!

Just get with your Sensei and tell them you want to be nominated to qualify!

  Belt testing week is a great time to do so! 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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