​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

Ben Zaharias

Tactical Instructor 

Jay Stratton

Tactical Operations Specialist


Urban Tactical Senior Instructor and VP Jay Stratton has over 16 years experience as a Tactical Medic and US Army Paratrooper. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division out of Ft. Bragg, NC as a combat medic and has multiple deployments in the Middle East and Africa earning him the Combat Medic Badge for performing medical duties while engaged in hostile enemy contact. He is a Florida registered Paramedic as well as a US Army Master Fitness Trainer. He 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, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Burn Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and International Life Support and is a Nationally Certified Medical Office Manger. He is a member of and trained in FCS Kali, as well as in Muay Thai, BJJ, Boxing, Weapons Disarms, Executive Protection, and CQB.