Added Firepower


Happy New Year everybody! 2011 was excellent, but I have good and reasonable hopes that 2012 will be even greater. This year, in addition to Krav Maga, we added firearms classes. Concealed Carry Handgun aka CCH courses, primarily, and the program has gone far better than we had originally hoped.
At TKM, we have a sophisticated clientele. We are friendly, intelligent Triangle folk who speak a language of mutual respect, a language of business, a language of love. But unfortunately, there are those among our communities that choose to speak another language, for one reason or another. They choose to speak Violence. And that’s why TKM exists, to teach you how to speak Violence. So when one of these thugs speaks Violence to you, you’ll be able to not only continue the conversation, but make your point with vim and verve. Think of Triangle Krav Maga as your local VSL institute. “Violence as a Second Language”.
Now, as a combat instructor, I have to believe, deep down, that violence can actually solve problems, that it is necessary and even praiseworthy when used to protect and serve society. I mean, you can’t just train to destroy an enemy like we do without believing that an event could arise where a chop to the throat or a kick to the groin could be necessary. But adding firearms training goes beyond soft hands, hard hands, chemical spray, impact weapons; it goes straight to deadly force. The reach and severity of the firearm takes combat to a whole other level.
When you hold a pistol in your hand, you are holding the power of life and death. It is extreme. It is dangerous. And it is excellent. Because as much as I value hand-to-hand skills, there are situations where distance and immediate deadly force require added firepower, pun intended. And that’s why I’m so proud of our students and what we’re accomplishing with our new program.
Anyone who takes our course has to pass a written test and a shooting proficiency trial. Then, they submit to the bureaucratic equivalent of a full body cavity search when they submit their paperwork to their Sheriff, who takes their fingerprints and goes over their record with a fine-toothed comb. Frankly, anyone who’s been under a microscope like that and is still awarded a CCH is okay in my book. I feel 100% comfortable around that kind of armed citizen. And that’s part of why we started TKM, really. It’s so satisfying, just working out with an awesome system like Krav Maga, but we also get to equip excellent people with excellent weapons. But now, our newest weapons can hit an opponent from a football field away. And I think that’s pretty cool.

Concealed Carry Handgun Cert. Course


Imi Lichtenfeld, the father of Krav Maga, recognized the importance of firearms in self-defense. So do we at Triangle Krav Maga. North Carolina is an open carry state, but carrying a handgun in the open can draw unnecessary attention and create potential problems. Having to file a request with your sheriff each and every time you want to purchase a handgun can be extremely inconvenient, as well. But attaining your CCH permit solves both of those problems. Attend our one day course, pass the tests and discover what it’s like to walk in peace!
CCH courses are held every Saturday from 8am to 6PM, which includes class time and range time. We will cover NC firearms law, deadly force, where you can and can not carry, shooting positions, handgun selection, and much more.

1. The CCH course cost is $120.00 (cash, checks and credit cards accepted). Seats are numbered, so you must RSVP first.
2. All course materials will be provided by instructor, including targets.
3. Students must bring eye and ear protection. Prescription glasses are acceptable.
4. Students need to provide their own handguns and ammunition. You need 30rds minimum.

Shooting qualification: 70% of the rounds must hit the target from 3, 5 and 7 yard distances.
Written qualification: Make at least a 70% on the exam.

Even if you have never fired a handgun before, this class is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with one. TKM’s classes are hands-on and lively. Numerous first-time students have passed their shooting tests without a problem. If you do not have a handgun, you can either borrow one from a friend or use one of our loaner handguns (mention this when you RSVP) for $20, which includes 30 rounds of ammo. Please make sure all guns are in working order and are safe to operate. If we feel that a gun is not safe to operate, we will provide a loaner gun for you to use.

For any further info or to RSVP, contact

BOOM! An Introduction To Firearms



TKM’s Molotov Mitchell will be covering the basics of firearms and addressing some common questions about them, such as: What kind of gun should I buy? How do guns work? What’s legal and illegal when it comes to self-defense in NC? What’s safe and unsafe?

Unlike many firearms courses, BOOM! addresses guns in a fun, relaxed atmosphere over pizza. That’s right! Pizza is provided!

Also, this class is required for anyone who wishes to attend TKM’s advanced firearms courses, which involve shooting.

ATTENTION: DO NOT bring any firearms or live ammunition (loaded or otherwise) to this class. There will NOT be shooting at this class, so you don’t need to bring hearing or eye protection, either.

Molotov Mitchell is the head instructor of Triangle Krav Maga and a NRA-certified pistol instructor. Beyond that, he’s also a really, really cool guy. Just ask Richard Hoffman or Cris Campos!