Krav Maga Martial Arts is an all in one self defense school started Tampa, Florida that focuses on building self esteem, strengthening families, and helping students achieve black belt status on the mat as well as in their lives. We focus on morals and values in our instruction as we are a school founded on principles of honor, perseverance, and respect. With our dedicated team of instructors, our staff, and our amazing students we do our part to reach out into the community and to benefit those around us in any way that we can.

We are more than just a school of martial arts or Krav Maga. We are a family working to help our community to be a better place. We start by making ourselves better with discipline and then we extend that out into the community as we lead the way by example.

Grandmaster Stephen J. Del Castillo


Grandmaster Stephen J. Del Castillo is the Founder and Master Instructor of Krav Maga Martial Arts. He is a 7th degree Blackbelt with over 38 years experience, as well as an MBA and Former Captain in the U.S. Army, and has been operating our Martial Arts Academy since October of 2000. While our Martial Arts and real world self defense programs are world class, Grandmaster Del Castillo says we are a leadership program that also happens to teach self defense.

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