A Self Defense training system following RNACF Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu directly from Brazil under Rodrigo Antônio Garcia da Silva “Feijão” and Nova União- a World Championship school.



SODACT BJJ offers students a training pathway towards making better fight or flight decisions while in compromised positions, primarily on the ground. BJJ classes incorporate all skill levels, from the basic techniques and movements that represent the core foundation of BJJ training to the more advanced BJJ Student looking to take their performance to the next level. These techniques will boost self-confidence, critical thinking, focus, discipline, and physical endurance in a safe, professional environment.

You will learn:

  • Situational awareness & various de-escalation techniques.
  • Standing techniques including but not limited to takedowns, throws and controlling your opponent on your feet.
  • Ground techniques including but not limited to passing, submissions and controlling your opponent from side, back and mount.
  • Defend against grabs, takedowns, submissions, and counter control.
  • Positional hierarchy & how to get there.
  • Submissions include but are not limited to various temporary chokes and joint locks.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes are available two days a week for Kids & Adults of all abilities starting at age 8. Our mission is to provide students with life-saving skills in high-speed, dynamic situations where you may need to protect yourself, a loved one, or a bystander.

SODACT BJJ has a deep history with direct ties to Brazil - the birthplace of BJJ. Head Instructor, Renê Nazaré-Azevedo and Christina Lea Houck will provide students an in-depth understanding of various BJJ and Self Defense techniques, strategies, mindset and concepts allowing you too ALWAYS BE READY.



RENE NAZARE-AZEVEDO has dedicated himself to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the past 20+ years. Renê studied under 5th degree Black Belt instructor and World Champion, Rodrigo Antônio Garcia da Silva “Feijão”. Renê's 4 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Titles which in turn earned him his black belt in just 5 short years of training Jiu-Jitsu. Nazaré made his professional Mixed Martial Arts debut in May 2004 where he defeated Thiago Cabelo at Body Fight 1 by TKO (Punches) in round 1. He then went on to win his next 6 fights to get him a fight in Bellator MMA. He won the next 3 fights under the organization. Nazaré then taught Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self-defense to the military of Abu Dhabi, UAE for 4 years.



CHRISTINA LEA HOUCK is an accomplished athlete and nutrition coach. She has competed in local and international events. After graduating high school, she went on and trained MMA at Ultimate Athletics in Ithaca NY under Ryan Ciotoli, Alex Stewart and Rene Nazare-Azevedo along with team BombSquad. She then competed in multiple grappling and MMA tournaments. Once she received her purple belt she was given the opportunity to teach Jiu-Jitsu in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She taught at the all-girls school, Al Erteqa’a School, and in the short amount of time she was there she had won 3 consecutive UAE Jiu-Jitsu World Pro Championship coach titles and went on to meet Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed. Since then, she remained undefeated as a BJJ Purple Belt, and in 2021 earned her Black Belt in BJJ.