So What Do You Want to Know?

So what do you want to know?

Yesterday, I wrote about the Mental/Physical Health Connection. Click here if you missed it.

The day before I shared on who we are and what we do, at my Leadership Development Academy that also happens to teach the most practical self-defense.


Earlier in the week I wrote a couple blogs on what to do to make 2023 your best year ever!

I wrote on CANI and Focusing our Focus…

you can see all my blogs here.


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Or, if you are a student that doesn’t have a copy yet, or needs another, see me when you come to class!

You can also download the book; not really sure if it’s the whole thing or the first chapter really, at


But I really want to know what questions you have, what your curious about or need help with…

I am going to share a funny fast story that brings a good memory and chuckle that may be relevant to this blog- or not, but hopefully will be funny to you.

Once my wife and I were visiting her mother and her mother’s mother in Georgia.

The grandmother was then in her nineties.

We had just left church and we were strolling to a restaurant.


The whole way, Barb and her mother were telling stories and trying to get the grandmother to talk.

She was quiet and non-responsive.


So, we get in and get seated and Barbara senior, my wife’s mother, goes out to get her mother Mary’s jacket from the car.

Grandmother Mary lights up, leans forward and with a child like joy and energy asks us, “so what do you wanna know”…


Mary was a great woman and is long since gone.

But that moment is one of our finest memories of her.


Which brings me back to where I started.

So what do you want to know?



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

Official KMMA Facebook Page

EmPOWERing Fathers


p.s. testing is rocking students! keep up the great work! Blackbelt Leadership Awards Dinner tomorrow night and then one more week before the break! Graduation Jan 2-6!

And 2023 is going to be EVEN BETTER than ever at KMMA!

what else ‘ya wanna know?




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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