Team Members

Paul Pawela

Paul Pawela

Retired from the Military -10(TH) Special Forces Group (ABN)
Military H Instructor Identifier & SOCOM Hand to Hand Combat Instructor
Former Team Leader and Tactical Trainer QRF for Counter Terrorism
Previously worked with all Special Operations forces which included US Army
1ST Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta Force and the United States Seal Team Six.

Graduate of three different police academies and served as a Police Officer in Three Different States

Over 40 years of Martial Arts Experience – Certified Instructor in Jeet Kune Do & Kali and the American Warrior Free Fighting System

Recognized as one of the top knife Instructors in the Country.

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William Stasak

Bill is an avid firearms user and shoots in various shooting leagues from pistol to three-gun competitions.

He is a National Rifle Association (NRA) Benefactor Life Member and lifetime United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Member.

He is a certified Glock armorer and a gunsmith. Bill also is a United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Certified Instructor, NRA Certified Instructor, conducts Refuse to Be a Victim Seminars, and is a Chief Range Safety Officer. He holds an Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) Certification and teaches self-defense force on force classes. Bill is always trying to hone his skills, so he continues to learn from other instructors in the art of firearms, hand-to-hand combat, and every aspect of self-defense he can. Not being a native Floridian, he is originally from the mid-west, where he grew up hunting and fishing. Bill has opened and still operates multiple companies, including an IT and Telecommunications company based in Des Moines Iowa, and this firearms company in Merritt Island, Florida.

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Jason Brooks

Jason Brooks

Martial Artist…Security Specialist…Counter Terrorism Instructor…Veteran Advocate, and much more.  Full Bio available soon.

Byron Brooks

Byron Brooks

Byron Brooks is an Army combat Veteran and former government security contractor. He specialized in working on government projects in austere locations in conflict zones across the globe. He has been deemed a subject matter expert in high threat environment security work by the U.S. State Department. Not only does he have experience working in high threat environments, he was an instructor at a Special Operations Compound in the Middle East where he taught and assessed others for select overseas government positions. Byron brings years of operational real-world experience with him to the team.