Ben Wagstaff is the head representative of the Krav Maga Uri Refaeli federation in the UK and has studied the method thoroughly under the tutelage of Grand Master Uri Refaeli since he was a young child and is still training under him till this day.
While living in Israel Ben grew up during the second “Intifada” and was faced with horrors and terror of that time. He started his KM training at the age of 9 and at the age of 18 joined the IDF as required. During his military service Ben was promoted to a commander and later to an officer within his combat unit –“Duhifat”. The unit’s speciality was to carry out delicate operations capturing terrorists and weapons in hostile environments, placing ambushes and gathering intelligence for future missions. After Ben’s release from the army in 2012, he decided to move back to the UK and help others to learn how to protect and handle themselves in distressing situations. Now Ben teaches classes mainly within the north-west London areas and is involved in seminars held around the world.
Bens experience includes: serving as an officer in a combat unit in the IDF, close protection for high profile individuals in Kensington Palace Gardens, close protection for ex-prime-minister, ministers and diplomats from foreign countries. Covering events and providing a close-protection for VIPs and business individuals. His Martial art background also includes several years of experience in Muay Thai and Boxing.