Jericho Defensive Shooting Academy & Krav Maga is an all inclusive self-defense academy that houses all angles of self-protection. Our specialty is Krav Maga, Firearms training and Fitness. Our training sessions are designed to educate, prepare and better our student’s chances to skillfully survive emergency situations. Every session at our academy includes context that can be applied for both civilians as well as first responders and does not require any previous experience.
Our mission is to save lives by leading individuals to discover their true defensive skills and avoid becoming victims of violence.
Our academy is located near Denver, NC (an easy 30-minute drive North West of Uptown Charlotte, NC) and conveniently accessible to both the Charlotte and Lake Norman areas. Jericho's modular studio is equipped with a state of the art training equipment and accommodates both Krav Maga, Fitness, as well as Firearms Training. In addition, the academy is seated on a 100 acre farm that offers trail running, obstacle course and outdoor activities used in our Fitness Bootcamp Program. Parking is available onsite as well as restrooms, coffee and water station, and an outdoor break area. Join us and discover a new way to stay fit while increasing our survivability skills in emergency situations.
Jericho Defensive Shooting Academy & Krav Maga is the only true academy in the Greater Charlotte, NC area that provides a wide selection of defensive methods combining firearms training, authentic Israeli Krav Maga, self-protection seminars, and a unique fitness bootcamp program.
Krav Maga is one of the world's most effective and easy to assume self-defense systems. Jericho's Krav Maga program is available for individuals above the age of 16 who are interested in learning how to defend themselves before, during, and after a violent confrontation. Sessions are taking place every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Jericho offers more than 10 different firearms courses including a Defensive Handgun Program (D.H.P). Classes are available to all skill levels and combine both live-fire training as well as SIM training. No previous experience is needed to join our basic firearms classes.
Jericho's FITNESS BOOTCAMP is a program consist of weekly 60-min workout sessions. Our sessions focus on strength, cardio, and mobility. We incorporate elements of combat fitness such as Boxing, Krav Maga, CrossFit, and High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to elevate your fitness level! You will get to experience our one of a kind indoor/outdoor academy to add additional elements that will help you crush your fitness goals.
Our self-protection seminars offer a true entry-level insight into the self-defense world. Each seminar focuses on different elements of self-defense but shares unique common denominators such as situational awareness, reading aggressive cues, and disengagement techniques that will assist us in reaching safety when encountering a potential threat.
Jericho also provides training support to Law Enforcement units to increase training frequency and quality. We are committed to creating safer communities throughout the US through self-defense training and vigilance.
WHAT ELSE WE DO?
On top of providing the highest level of training, Jericho also provides SECURITY SOLUTIONS to Education Facilities, Houses of Worship, Healthcare Facilities and private organizations across the South East.
Jericho provides top-tier emergency training coverage tailored to your organization's culture and operations. Our methods are field-proven and inspired by one of the world's most prestigious security agencies (Shin-Bet). Jericho embraces simplicity and understands that "if your plan is not simple, it will simply not happen". Thinking out of the box and tailoring the most suitable emergency plan to your organization is imperative in today's climate. We will train your staff to respond properly and guide them during drills to reach better future results!
MEET THE OWNER
LEAD INSTRUCTOR, ADIR RAFAEL
Adir Rafael began his career in the security and defense industry in 2008 when he joined the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Adir served as a tank commander. During his service, he was awarded five combat awards and retired as a sergeant first class.
Shortly after his retirement, Adir was recruited to the Israeli Prime Minister's Office and served s a special agent. During his service he participated in numerous operations protecting Israeli officials. In 2014, Adir relocated to New York City where he was responsible for the personal protection of Israeli Ambassadors and diplomats and securing the world's largest Israeli Consulate and mission to the United Nations.
Upon his retirement from the Israeli Government, Adir provided security consultations to houses of worship and large public organizations that sought to reinforce their security arrangements in the Greater New York Area.
In 2018, Adir introduced Jericho Defensive Shooting Academy & Krav Maga to the greater Charlotte area to provide civilians and law enforcement agencies access to field-proven defensive systems in a mission to equip those with tools to respond to violence and crime and create safer communities in the US.