DEFEND 13®
Mark G. Childers

Defend 13®

Mark G. Childers is the Managing Principal for Defend 13®, LLC., which provides protective operations consulting and training to law enforcement agencies and private corporations. Mark is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement. He currently holds the position of Associate Vice President for the Department of Public Safety at Baylor University. Mark has direct executive leadership and management responsibilities for all law enforcement and crisis management groups at Baylor.

In 2014, he retired as a Supervisory Special Agent after serving 18 years in the United States Secret Service. Prior to joining the U.S. Secret Service, Mark held the position of Deputy United States Marshal for eight years serving in the Miami, Dallas, and Houston Field Offices. His extensive law enforcement experience includes conducting and leading fugitive investigations, white-collar crime investigations, protective intelligence investigations, and tactical and protective operations for the President of the United States. Mark earned his Master of Criminal Justice degree from Boston University.

ROGUE JIU-JITSU STUDIO
Kyle Pate

Rogue Jiu-Jistu Studio Kyle Pate

Kyle began training Jiu-Jitsu in 2007 and quickly fell in love. He has trained under many high-level Jiu-Jitsu practitioners during his journey and earned his Black Belt in 2016 under Professor Alan Shebaro. He has competed in several submission grappling tournaments but found his true passion in teaching. Kyle’s passion for teaching the art is undeniable and he takes a great deal of personal interest in, and responsibility for the well-being and evolution of all his students, both on and off the mats. Kyle is always excited to learn and pass on knowledge to the next generation of marital artists as he continues with his own progression.