Who You Become

The late, great Jim Rohn taught that it’s not about what we get on the road to success- but about who we become.

That got me thinking about my Blackbelts, and the Blackbelt journey itself.

You can watch the video here or read on.


The Blackbelt Leadership Quest isn’t about getting the Blackbelt, or next degrees thereof;

it’s about who we become along the journey.


Blackbelt Leaders are not only able to defend themselves, but develop the Blackbelt Superpowers of Focus, Respect, Discipline, Confidence, Gratitude and Vision.

The physical Qualities of a Champion: speed, focus, power, accuracy, intensity, and excellence!

The Blackbelt principles of Courtesy, Modesty, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit!


And exude the Blackbelt Leadership attitude, outlook, and lessons they have learned along the way!


I am so proud of and grateful for all my Blackbelt Leaders, Masters, Sensei, and staff!

I’m proud of every student on the journey!


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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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