Krav Maga Boston: Offering Active Shooter Training, In Boston, MA

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Krav Maga Yashir Boston
Charlestown Maritime Ctr (3 FL)
Charlestown
MA 02129

Tel: (339) 224-8005

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Krav Maga Yashir Books
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In 2013, Gershon Ben Keren, was approached by Tuttle Publishing to write a book on Krav Maga, and the Krav Maga Yashir system. The book was published in 2014, and has been reviewed by and critically acclaimed by journals such as the U.S. Military Review, along with military professionals and leaders in the security industry. The book is not just about Krav Maga, but explains how Krav Maga techniques canvas be used and madev to work in real life situations. If you would like to learn more about the book, and read sample chapters please click here.



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In February 2015, Gershon Ben Keren was invited to Google as part of Google's Author Talk series, to talk about personal safety, security and Krav Maga. To see the talk please click here



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Active Shooter

Dealing With Active Shooter Incidents


Violence that targets the individual is largely predictable, that which targets groups is not. If a mugger targets you for a street robbery etc. it is often possible to determine their intent towards you before they make an actual assault e.g. you may see them watching you (surveillance), move towards you (synchronization of movement) etc. because you are the target, you can identify that these signals directly relate to you. However, if you are at a shopping mall, a school or an office building, where it is the location (and the people in it) which are targeted, it is likely that there won’t be any discernible signals or pre-violence indicators (PVI’s) that will alert you to the danger. If it is an active shooter scenario, the first thing that you may be aware of is that shots are being fired.

Because of the seriousness of the incident, and what appears to be so many odds stacked in the favor of the shooter(s), many people believe that there is nothing you can do, and that everything is purely down to look, however in any situation there are always things that you can do to increase your survival chances. One important one is understanding your various escape routes, something that you should have an awareness of for fire safety reasons. There are few locations that are truly new to us, if not completely familiar. Our place of work, should be one location where we are aware of all the entrance and exit routes (as well as points of concealment) – this should be part of our general situational awareness and should apply to any environment we are in. If there are shopping malls, or other places you regularly frequent gain an understanding of the layout of these. Whilst we prescribe to the run, hide, fight model, you need to know where to run to and where to hide, and only a good understanding of your geography will give you this.

In this short video, we explain how the run, hide, fight methodology can be used to increase your survival chances, and what you can do to increases your chances of survival if you find that you have to engage with a gunman. This video is not intended as a comprehensive approach to dealing with all active shooter scenarios, but to give you some ideas of what you may be able to do in such situations. If you would like to bring this type of training into your company, school or organization, please use the contact form on our corporate page to inform us of your interest, by clicking here. You can also watch other videos we have made, along with online instructional DVD’s by clicking here.



Simple Methods for Dealing with Active Shooter Scenarios from Krav Maga Yashir on Vimeo.

We train solutions to long barrel weapons in our regular classes, treating them as just another weapon that you may have to deal with. We explain the contexts in which you may experience them, and provide a variety of different solutions based on situational factors and components. We also teach solutions to short barrel weapons as well, both in active shooter scenarios as well as others e.g. muggings, abductions and hostage taking etc.

Whilst we recognize that the threat/risk of being involved in an active shooter incident is low (along with having to deal with an assailant armed with a long barrel weapon), we also understand the high consequences that follow such incidents and want our students to be able to know what to do in them. The solutions we teach have been proven effective in real-life scenarios in Israel, and so we know that the information we provide and the techniques we demonstrate/practice can be relied upon when things go bad.

If you would like to attend one of our classes, and partake of a free trial week, to experience what authentic Krav Maga from Israel, is like, please use the calendar below to book your first class. If you would like to read/learn more about active shooter training in Boston, please click here.


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Gershon Ben Keren started his blog back in January of 2012, and has been writing it weekly (sometimes twice weekly) ever since, covering a diverse range of personal safety, self-defense, criminology and Krav Maga topics. He has also commented on local and international criminal/terrorist acts that have been in the news, and has offered opinion and security articles concerning them. In 2013, after following his blog, Tuttle publishing approached him to write a book about Krav Maga, personal safety and self-defense. If you would like to read articles from the blog, please click here.