What I Didn’t Know

My dad and I didn’t have a great relationship when I was growing up.

   What I didn’t know then, that I understand now, is that he was probably doing the best with the information that he had.

I also didn’t know that many now grown men had had similar childhoods.

   Seemed many dads were just doing their best.

I did the same.

   I like to think that I did a better job in many areas. And I went out of my way to have and get more information…

but then, ultimately, I did the best I could with the information I had.

It’s all any of us can do and, while my kids are all grown now, I still do my best to be the best father I can to them.

   Again, the best I can do with the information I have.

I’ll tell you one thing I do know for sure though.

   I know that one of the best things I did for them was raise them up in my martial arts academy.

They became confident, competent Blackbelt Leaders, prepared to survive and thrive in any situation, and empowered to lead.

Isn’t that what any father wants for their kids?

  And it’s what I want to help you do with yours too.

If you’re not training with us, you can start here.

   And if you are, congratulations!

Not only do youth and families have fun and get fit, but our Blackbelt Leadership Program develops Focus, Respect, Discipline, Confidence, Gratitude and Vision!

   Not only that, but you get a positive and powerful tribe to help you raise ’em…

and, as you may have heard, it takes one.

Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

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

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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