Urban Tactical Instructors

James Urban


Chief Instructor

Urban Tactical CEO / Chief Instructor James Urban has over 25 years of combined experience in personal protection, high-risk private and corporate security, executive protection, conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation. Including over 10 years working in a covert capacity for a multi-national conglomerate.   

 James also offers consulting services for personal and corporate security, loss prevention, counter-corporate espionage, and threat assessment. James provides a wide array of training, to include: hand-to hand- combat techniques, gleaned from over a dozen martial arts disciplines, weapon retention and disarming techniques, tactical knife, tomahawk and baton, offensive and defensive tactics,  response team tactics, room clearing, hostage escape techniques, hand cuffing and transporter techniques, situational awareness training, lie detection and interrogation techniques, executive protection and threat assessment training, and woman’s self-defense. With over 30 years in Martial Arts and Tactical training.

Due to the nature of the business and non-disclosure agreements, Urban cannot reveal all of the individuals, dignitaries and corporations he has worked for or in what capacity he has offered services.


Jay Stratton


Senior Instructor

Urban Tactical  Vice President / Senior Instructor  Jay Stratton has over 17 years experience as a Tactical Medic. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division out of Ft. Bragg, NC as well as various conventional and special operations units as a combat medic and has a variety of deployments in the Middle East, Africa , and the Caribbean.  He earned the Combat Medic Badge for performing medical duties while engaged in direct hostile enemy contact. Jay is a Florida registered Paramedic and has been to many schools such as France's Desert Commando School, US Army Airborne School, Operational Emergency Medical Skills, US Army Master Fitness Course, Emergency Medical Technician - Tactical, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Burn Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and International Life Support. Jay is also a US Army Master Fitness Trainer and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He currently manages a vascular surgery center and is a member of the National Society for Leadership and Success. Jay is also a National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Instructor. He is a member of and trained in FCS Kali, as well as in Muay Thai, BJJ, Western Boxing, Weapons Disarms, Executive Protection, and CQB. 

Cordarro "Cord" Harper


 Affiliate Specialist  Instructor 

 Urban Tactical  Affiliate Specialist  Instructor Cordarro “Cord” Harper served as an US Army as a Combat Medic for 11 years.  Cord has multiple deployments to Iraq with the 82nd ABN Division and served in South Korea with the 2nd Infantry Division. Cord is a Master Rated Jumpmaster and has earned the coveted Expert Field Medical badge and the Combat Action Badge. Cord is a current Special Operations Combatives Instructor and Level 4 Modern Army Combative instructor. He is also a certified medical and firearms instructor training conventional military, special operations, and civilians. Cord also has over 14 years martial arts experience in Taekwondo, Brazilian Jujitsu, Kali and MMA. ​

Nick Gough


  Affiliate Specialist  Instructor  

Urban Tactical Affiliate Specialist  Sniper Instructor  Nick Gough served nearly eight years in the elite 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, with six of those years as a sniper. As a sniper section leader he graduated the US Army Sniper School and Special Operations Target Interdiction course with top honors. Nick has deployed 15 times to Iraq, Afghanistan and other hostile theaters with the 75th Ranger Regiment and as a Global Response Staff (GRS) Operator. Nick currently instructs in both the private and military sectors and advises on weapon development for a large firearms manufacturer. Additional certifications include NRA Rifle and Pistol Instructor, Armorer and EMT. 

Owner / Lead Instructor 

Dark Corner Concepts 

Rodrigo Muller


  Affiliate Specialist  Instructor  


Urban Tactical Affiliate Specialist  Firearms Instructor Rodrigo Muller has over 15 years police academy instructor, 9 years Brazilian Swat group instructor  (PJC/MT) in Brazil. Rodrigo also has experience and Training in:

Police Special Operations Units” (BRASIL/SENASP/RENAESP/UNEMAT) 

Brazil Specialist in Counter Terrorism Operations and High Risk Personal Protection – PSD/VIP Protection 

Master Breacher Brazil SWAT and Dallas SWAT Police Department 

Police/Firearms Instructor and C.Q.B. Instructor 

Hostage Rescue Specialist 

Explosive Specialist 

Firearms Instructor certify by NRA (National Rifle Association) USA

Rodrigo has over 35 years in martial arts and hold high rank in Sho Kumo Ryu Ninjutsu, also is CEO of Müller Consulting & Training LLC and is our international instructor in USA

Brazil Urban Tactical Instructors

Bruno Gabriel


Brazil Head Instructor 

Brazil Headquarters 

Urban Tactical Instructor Bruno Gabriel has over 15 years of experience in combat tactics and martial arts. Bruno is Urban Tactical head instructor Brazil Headquarters,

 Bruno also holds rank in many other systems such as:

President and technical director of the Brazilian Association of Panantukan e Mano Y Mano

Technical director at S.A.I (integrated aggressive systems)

Responsible for FCS KALI (Filipino Combat Systems) in Brazil

(with 13 Years of experience training in the Philippines).

Practitioner of Pencak Silat

Hapkido Instructor

Bruno is responsible for workshops and specialized courses in all Brazilian territory for Civilians and Military.


Veruison Nogueira


 Urban Tactical Instructor Level 2  and  Center West Region Coordinator  in Brazil

Urban Tactical instructor Veruison Nogueira  has 

 over 39 years combined experience as   Military,  police and martial arts

 SGT Nogueira  joined the Army in 1992 and in 1994 serves as a  member of GRAER - Air Patrol Radio Group of the Military Police of the state of Goiás. 

Veruison is an expert in Israeli Tactical Shooting, Air Operations, Rescue Operations, Jungle  survival , Tactical Driving and Immobilization, Rappeling, Police Defense, and VIP security

Veruilson is President and Krav Maga instructor of the

FBKMK Brazilian Federation of Krav Magá


Kapap and the board of the IKA International Kapap Association in Brazil

Veruilson also holds rank in many other systems such as:


Krav Maga


Shotokan Karate




Muay Thay 


Franck Mascarenhas


 Level 1 Instructor 

Brazil Northeast Region Coordinator

Urban Tactical Instructor  Franck Mascarenhas  has over 30 years of combined experience


Brazilian civil police officer of the state of Bahia and Martial arts

Franck has experience and study in the following as well :


Policy and Strategy Specialist 

ADESG; Specialist in Protection of Authorities, Executives and Witnesses 

Specialist in Self Defense Applied to Public Security and Private 

Specialist / Multiplier Self Defense Using Tonfa 

National Secretary of Public Security 

Social Defense

1st Jungle Life Adaptation Internship  and

2nd Jungle Life Adaptation Internship with the Brazilian Army

Physical Education 

Franck holds rank in many other systems such as :

Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Krav Maga's Black Belt

Kapap International Level B Instructor

Panantukan Monitor


Muay Thai 

FCS Kali

Luciano Augusto Ferreira


  Level 1 Instructor 

Brazil South Region Coordinator 


Level 1 Urban Tactical Instructor and coordinator of Southern Brazil Luciano is 24 years old in martial arts and has been instructor in combat tactics for 13 years

Luciano is the technical director of TitávsMachi (a company that offers training in urban confrontation and full support for firearms operators).

Weapons and shooting instructor.

Defensive shooting instructor.

Military instructor tonfa.

Combined experience as:

• Phase of adaptation to life in the jungle.

Luciano also occupies a position in many other systems, such as:

• Krav Maga

1st degree black belt.

• ABPMM Regional Coordinator in the State of Espírito Santo.

Responsible for FCS Kali in Espírito Santo.

• Chinese kung fu (freestyle)

Black belt.

• Kapap Level An international instructor.

• Boxing coach / ex. Boxer / Referee.

Luiz Gustavo Metzker Tavares


Level 1  Instructor 

Brazil  Southeast Region Coordinator


Urban Tactical Instructor Level 1 and Central West Region Coordinator. Luiz  has 20 years of martial arts and as an instructor in martial arts for military and police.

  Luiz  also holds rank in many other systems such as: 

Pencak Silat Panglipur


Muay Thai 

Black Prajied


Black Belt 2 degree 

Panantukan Instructor

Hapkido Instructor

Commando Too Hon System Teacher

( Korean Military defense system)

FCS Kali practitioner 

Panglipur in Latin America

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