Jericho Defensive Shooting Academy & Krav Maga provides firearms and self-defense training to responsible citizens and law enforcement units. We perform daily sessions in our unique facility in order to educate, prepare and better our student’s chances to skillfully survive emergency situations and protect themselves and their loved ones. Our mission is to save lives by training groups and individuals to avoid becoming victims of violence and terror while creating an extraordinary experience for our students. Jericho’s specialty in defensive tactics was originated in the state of Israel. Equipped with a proprietary Israeli technique for both firearms manipulations and authentic Israeli Krav Maga, we provide our students with a unique strenuous experience that is tailored for both novice and advanced students alike.
Jericho's state of the art studio is located near Denver, NC (an easy 30-minute drive North West of Uptown Charlotte, NC) and conveniently accessible to both Charlotte and Lake Norman communities. Jericho’s indoor studio allows both Krav Maga training as well as Firearms courses. Our unique Dollamour flooring system allows Jericho's students to demonstrate all Krav Maga related exercises while minimizing the risks of injuries. In addition, every student will be equipped with a set of high-quality personal padding as part of our Krav Maga sessions. Students who register to our unique firearms classes will enjoy spending time in our classroom as well as our live-range. 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, and Saturday. MORE INFORMATION >>>
Jericho offers more than 10 different firearms courses including a bi-monthly Defensive Pistol Skill Maintenance Program (DPSMP) that is designed to prepare any responsible gun owner for the worst. 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. MORE INFORMATION>>>
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. MORE INFORMATION>>>
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. MORE INFORMATION>>>
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 staff sergeant.
Shortly after his retirement, Adir served as a special agent in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office and participated in numerous operations protecting Israeli officials. In 2014, Adir relocated to New York City where he was responsible for the protection of Israeli Ambassadors and delegates. He also took part in securing the largest Israeli Consulate in the world 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 eradicate violence and crime and create safer communities in the US.