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ABOUT US

SPECIALTY

Jericho Tactical Academy 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 Instructors are Active LEO & Veterans and are highly qualified in their fields.  We understand the importance of context in training and how training is applied when it matters most. 

Our mission is to build groups and individuals physically & mentally capable of defending themselves while providing the best tools available to preserve life.

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THE ACADEMY

Main Academy - Denver, NC

758 NORTH INGLESIDE FARM ROAD, IRON STATION, NC 28080 

Our academy is located near Denver, NC (an easy 30-minute drive North West of Uptown Charlotte, NC) and conveniently accessible to both the North Charlotte and Lake Norman areas. We are equipped with a state of the art training equipment and accommodates both Combatives, Tactical Fitness, as well as Firearms Training. The academy is seated on a 100 acre farm that offers trail running, obstacle course and outdoor activities used in our Tactical Fitness Program.  Parking is available onsite as well as restrooms, coffee and water station, and an outdoor break area. 

OUR TEAM

ADIR RAFAEL

LEAD INSTRUCTOR

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 Secret Service (Shin Bet) and served as 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 Tactical Academy, LLC 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.

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JASON DAVIS

LAW ENFORCEMENT & FORCE ON  FORCE

Jason Davis is a 29-year veteran of law enforcement. He began his career 1992 when he was hired as a telecommunicator. Jason attended North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training in 1993 and began working as a police officer upon graduation. During his career, Jason has served in frontline capacities including Patrol and Detective Bureaus. He has also served as a SWAT operator and worked as a counter drug taskforce agent. Jason has been awarded an Advanced Law Enforcement Certification, Special Operations Award and Special Services Award.


Since 2006, Jason has worked in supervisory and leadership roles. He currently serves as Captain with the Belmont Police Department and supervises the agencies Detective Bureau, Vice / Narcotics Bureau as well as the Office of Professional Standards (Internal Affairs). 
Jason is a North Carolina Law Enforcement Instructor. He holds numerous instructor certifications including Force on Force / Reality Based Training. Through his experience, Jason is able to educate others from a law enforcement perspective and train civilians for expectations during law enforcement responses to self-defense incidents.

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SERVICES

RAPHAEL LAMY

COMBATIVES & KRAV MAGA

Raphael Lamy is a Krav Maga instructor trained by the best names of the discipline.  He started his teaching journey in 2013 in France and moved to the US in 2018 to share his knowledge and expertise with professional adults.  He deeply believe that Krav Maga goes beyond the fight and it also applies it to your daily tasks and use this spirit to create your way of life.  Raphael concentrates his work in making sure you can safely manage any situation.  He rely on effectiveness and knowledge from self-defense to fight and will make sure that you learn the proper concepts while enjoying your class.  Raphael is specialized in Pre-fighting concepts, Boxing, Weapon defense & disarms, dealing with multiple attackers, and mental conditioning.  He is dedicated to teach Krav Maga while continuing his instruction worldwide with a deep understanding that training never ends.

Raphael holds the following certifications:

2016-2022 Continuing Education with Rick Blitstein

2018 Krav Maga Instructor diploma REKM
2017 Seminar with Head instructor Eyal Yanilov
2016 Pistol & Urban Combat
2015 Krav Maga Instructor diploma
2015 G1 Level
2014 Vip Situation & Multiples attackers
2014 Krav Maga Instructor Fighting Skills

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TARA BROWN

COMBATIVES & KRAV MAGA

Tara has had a passion for self defense since she was a teenager. She has trained at Jericho since 2020. In her time on the mats at Jericho Tactical Academy, she tested and passed Practitioner 1-Practitioner 5 Krav Maga levels.  In her training, Tara has learned that in order to achieve goals and achieve greatness, overcoming mental hurdles are just as important as overcoming the physical hurdles.  Tara has a passion for bringing out the warrior in her teammates and loves coaching students that want to find the fighter within themselves.  She loves empowering people to take control of their own lives and learn skills that may save their lives one day.  Tara knows that her growth and learning should never stop and continues to participate in group classes and private sessions to grow her own physical and mental skills.  

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NOGUI SOLANO

BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

Nogui is an experienced martial artist that spent over a decade training in various arts, including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, Muay Thai, and Karate. His commitment and passion for self-improvement is admirable.  From the beginning of his journey Nogui has been a BJJ competitor. His path is marked with challenging matches and victories has led him to the top of some of the most prestigious BJJ podiums. 

In 2023, Nogui's hard work paid off at the IBJJF European Masters. He achieved third place in both the weight division and the open class, solidifying his international reputation as a formidable competitor. 

Nogui's contributions to the sport extend beyond his personal achievements. Besides being Jericho’s BJJ Instructor, he also mentors practitioners privately passing on his knowledge to the next generation of martial artists.

Nogui's teaching approach is adaptable and designed for anyone, regardless of their objectives. He firmly believes in the power of Jiu-Jitsu as a tool for self-mastery. Nogui tailors his instruction to meet the needs of each student, whether they aspire to compete at a high level or simply wish to improve personally. His belief that everyone can benefit from learning Jiu-Jitsu is a cornerstone of his teaching philosophy.

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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!  

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