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What are you learning?

I’m on an airplane flying home today.

Shihan Harley and I have been away learning with and from great leaders of the martial arts community.

It was a great week and I can’t wait to get back and apply all that we have learned!


Now, collectively, Shihan Harley and I have almost 60 years of martial arts experience,

and well over 40 in leadership.


So, why do we still invest our time and money and fly 1850 miles to learn more?

Because we are Lifelong Learners!


One of the most important attributes for a leader to have is that commitment.

You are either green and growing or ripe and rotting.


The constant and neverending pursuit of learning, growth and improvement makes us

better, stronger, faster and also more alive, vibrant and happy!


When we learn and grow, we get better;

and when we get better, we also feel better and perform better.


So I ask again,

what are you learning?


For those of you reading this that are already my students, I can answer to some degree;

I know at least some of what you are currently learning and improving in and I am honored to help you.


And, if you’re not my student yet, I’d love to have you.


Email me about what you’d like to learn new or get better at this summer and I’ll see if I can help.

Or sign up for your 2 week free trial and orientation program here and I’ll see you soon.


Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen Del Castillo

Life Long Learner


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