The SODACT Team is compromised of world-class Instructors in Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and USCCA Firearm Training.  Redeem your complimentary, one week all-access pass to experience the classes, community and dynamic energy of SODACT.





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.



KEVIN MACK is one of the top Krav Maga instructors in the United States with over 20 years of experience in the Krav Maga system and 35 years of experience in martial arts, including Muay Thai Kickboxing, Savate, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has trained exclusively with Krav Maga instructor Alan Feldman, a direct student of Krav Maga founder Imi Lichtenfeld and responsible for introducing Krav Maga to the eastern United States in the early 1980s. Kevin Mack has also trained with several high-ranking instructors of the top Israeli Krav Maga organizations. He was awarded his Black Belt in Krav Maga by Alan Feldman in 2009 and is one of only ten black belts awarded by Alan. His training with Alan Feldman and the other top students of Imi Lichtenfeld has provided him with unparalleled knowledge and understanding of Krav Maga from its early days, as well as its current and more modern approach.



PAUL SZYARTO is a Self Defense Instructor for SODACT. Paul is an 8-year Navy Combat Veteran who has earned a 2nd-degree black belt in Kenpo Karate, G4 in Krav Maga with Master Eyal Yanilov. He has trained with Hiam Gideon, David Kahn, David Ordini, Yigal Arbiv and earned an Instructor Certification from Krav Maga Alliance. In addition, Paul is a USCCA Certified Concealed Carry and Home Defensive Instructor. Paul has trained 1000s of students worldwide during his military service and through several martial arts and combative franchises, including VMMA.



DAVE ORDINI has been involved in the martial arts since 1993. Moving through Jeet, Muay Thai, Kali, and Krav Maga, he has spent the last 10 years as a student and senior instructor. David taught Krav Maga in NJ to MCMAP and MAPP instructors, NJ and PA State Police, various Hostage Negotiation teams at the UN in Manhattan, and countless numbers of Special Operations Combatants. He is a certified USCCA instructor, a member of the SODACT instructor team for hand to hand and hand to weapon combat, a CT 707 qualified counter terror instructor, and is a licensed l, armed, close protection agent for Fox News, CNN, and additional PA local news teams.

Bringing realism to training, pressing the envelope of stressful training conditions while minimizing personal injury and maximizing survival chances is his training ethos.



DAVID PAUL is a Master Firearms Instructor. He has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is a former law enforcement officer/instructor, tactical/special operations instructor, trained personnel from 150+ local, state, federal agencies as well as military personnel and created relevant, applicable, dynamic programs for the public. USCCA Training Counselor. NRA Certifications: Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Personal Protection Outside The Home, Home Firearms Safety, Refuse To Be A Victim, Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO), Certified SWAT and Hostage Rescue Instructor(EMU), Glock Armorer, PA MPOE Instructor.



CODY ROURKE is a Firearms Instructor with various certifications and ranks. Cody is a USCCA Certified Concealed Carry and Home Defensive Instructor, NRA Certified Firearms Instructor with Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun Credentials, and a Range Safety Officer. Cody is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He has completed over 100 plus hours of firearm courses. Notable classes are Urban Assault Rifle Tactics with John Farnam from Defense Training International, Long Range Precision Rifle with Fred Wissing from Black Hat Training Corps, and Advanced Pistol Tactics with Dick Reinheimer from Bux Mont Firearms Training Group. Cody has also completed the USMC Unknown Distance Test as a civilian with a 90% score.



WILLIAM FIELD better known as “Cowboy Bill” on the range, is the Chief Range Safety Officer and Senior Safety Officer at Wicen’s Shooting Range with over 20 years experience as a Safety and Ergonomics Expert. William has various roles, from Regional Safety Director for LK Comstock and the Manager of Ergonomics for Conrail. In addition to William’s professional experience in the Railroad Industry, William also has extensive experiences and credentials in the Firearm and Shooting Sports World, from range design to a certified instructor.

William is a certified Shotgun, Pistol, and Rifle Instructor, including his Chief Range Safety Officer credentials under the NRA, an accredited Instructor for Home Defense, Concealed Carry, Mass Shooting under the USCCA, and a certified SODACT (School of Defensive and Combative Training) Instructor. William has been an instrumental team member with numerous safe range designs, especially near residential zones, firearm noise abatement projects, firearm round mitigation, and control systems, in addition to steel target design deployed at various private ranges and competitive firearm matches.