Urban Tactical Instructors

James Urban


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


Urban Tactical Senior Instructor and VP 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


 Urban Tactical 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


Urban Tactical 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 

Ben Zaharias


Urban Tactical Instructor Ben Zaharias has been training in the martial arts for 32+ years.  He has trained in various arts from multiple countries and disciplines. 

FCS Manong - 2/11/2013

Urban Tactical - Instructor 5/17/2014

Krav Maga Street Defense - Basic Instructor 2/17/2015

Tae Kwon Do - Black Belt 3/09/1991

ALICE instructor - 4/26/2017

NRA pistol instructor - 12/13/2017

International Urban Tactical Instructors

Bruno Gabriel



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.


Rodrigo Muller



Urban Tactical 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

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