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Welcome to Krav Maga Yashir Boston - teaching authentic Israeli Krav Maga (Head Instructor Gershon Ben Keren, is a 3rd Degree Black Belt, Tested & Certified in Israel and who was inducted into the Museum of Israeli Martial Arts in 2011). We are the only school in Boston whose training comes direct from Israel.
Krav Maga, meaning "Contact Combat" in Hebrew is a generic term given by the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces), to refer to the close combat and fighting programs its various instructors run. Rather than there being one particular and distinct Krav Maga program, each instructor is given a degree of flexibility and autonomy to teach according to the needs of the unit he is training, at that particular time. Krav Maga Yashir Head Instructor, Gershon Ben Keren, has trained with some of Israel's top Krav Maga instructors and received his Black Belts and teaching certificates in Israel from them. He continues to train in Israel and brings back authentic, effective, and more importantly proven Krav Maga techniques to his school in Boston. Our Krav Maga training comes direct from Israel and has been proven effective in one of the world's toughest and most violent environments - this is why Krav Maga can be relied upon to deal with the real-life violent altercations that you may potentially face. The fact that Krav Maga has been tested by a large number of military personnel means that it has performed consistently well for a variety of body types and athletic abilities and so can be relied upon by any practitioner of the system.
Krav Maga Yashir refers to the distinct system of Krav Maga that is taught at our Boston school, a 16 000 sq ft facility, which is the largest dedicated Krav Maga training facility on the U.S. East Coast. Yashir in Hebrew means "Direct" and emphasizes our Krav Maga system's, no-nonsense approach to ending violence quickly. Our system is suitable for men and women with no previous martial arts experience (and all fitness levels), and is designed to get the novice or beginner to a high state of proficiency in the shortest possible time. We teach techniques according to principles and concepts, rather than just straight repetition. This speeds up and enhances the learning process.. Read more about our Krav Maga system by clicking here and/or watch some video clips of DVD's and classes by clicking here.
Our techniques, like those taught in Israel, are based on natural defensive, reflexive actions - things that the body will naturally do when attacked or threatened (such as flinch, pull back the hips, grab an attacking arm, etc.) Krav Maga is based on the idea that you should train according to the way in which you will actually respond and act when assaulted, not how you would like to or think you should. It is virtually impossible to un-train the body's evolved natural responses, and is therefore better to work with them than against them. This is the essence of Krav Maga training and the method we teach in our Boston School.
There are many self-defense and fighting systems that are designed for specific environments or situations, but few that train you to adapt to the situation you are in and make effective decisions when in them. Krav Maga training is not just about learning techniques but equipping you with the knowledge of when and how to apply them (or whether to choose disengagement or de-escalation as a strategy). It is this empowerment that makes Krav Maga distinct from many other fighting/self-defense systems. If you would like to book a free trial Krav Maga class, at our Boston school to get a taste of our unique approach to reality based self defense please click here
We train hard and take what we do seriously but do so in a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment. When you come down and take a class with us our Krav Maga Instructor Team will do everything to answer your questions and concerns. If you have any immediate queries, please feel free to go to our Krav Maga FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) Page, by clicking here or by contacting us using the contact form on our contact page which can be accessed by clicking here.
We pride ourselves on bringing authentic Krav Maga training to Boston, as well as taking our students to Israel to train with the best. Our students have attended seminars, courses and classes with some of Israel's top Krav Maga instructors and military trainers. To read more about some of the Krav Maga seminars and events we have put on at our school, along with our most recent trips to Israel please click here
Head Instructor, Gershon Ben Keren is a martial artist with over 20 years experience teaching self-defense and martial arts. He has been interviewed by GQ, Men's Health etc on the subject of self-defense and personal security and has appeared/instructed on some of the best selling Krav Maga instructional DVD's available. He has taught Krav Maga instructor courses and trained members of elite/special forces.If you would like to read more about him please click here
The Krav Maga Yashir system is a truly comprehensive system of self-defense, that teaches solutions to all manner of violent situations.We teach direct security measures that combat assaults involving knives, guns and multiple assailants.
Not only do we teach you appropriate and effective techniques but also all the situational components that are present in such violent incidents. How to use the environment, how to alter your solutions based on the location, your relationship with the assailant, their motive, your state of mind etc.
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Krav Maga Yashir
3rd Floor (Charlestown Maritime Center)
200 Terminal Street
TEL: (339) 224-8005