Corporate Safety Training

Gershon Ben Keren, is a trainer/instructor, with over 20 years experience delivering training packages, courses and seminars, to companies, organizations and enterprises, both in Europe and the US. If you are looking to equip your employees, with general or specific personal safety and/or self-defense skills, we can accomodate your needs. Below is a sample of some of the training offerings we can deliver. If you are interested in bringing any of these to your organization, or would like to learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by clicking here.

Dealing with Premeditated Assaults

Corporate Personal Safety Training In Boston A premeditated assault is one committed by a predatory individual, such as a mugger or sexual assailant, who plans their assault/crime. Violent acts committed by such individuals is largely predictable and identifiable. Crime is a process, that involves several steps/stages and by understanding these, it is possible to make accurate predictions about the types of situations that contain harmful intent and potential danger.

In this 90-minute seminar, you will be introduced to different predator’s profiles; their motivations, their modus operandi, and the way they think/behave etc. This will allow you to put yourself into the mind of such individuals, and allow you to think, how they think etc. evaluating the situations you find yourself in, from the perspective of a predator – this will gain you the ability to predict and identify when you may be in danger, and allow you the opportunity to disengage to safety.

You will be taught how violence occurs along a time line, with different stages and how to think and operate in each one. You will also learn not only what situational awareness is, but also how to effectively develop it.

This seminar can also be tailored according to gender e.g. if the audience is female only etc.

Please click here to express an interest in bringing this seminar to your company, organization or enterprise. We are also able to offer bespoke training to fit a group or organizations specific needs.

Deescalating Dangerous Situations

Security Training In Boston Not all violent incidents are the same e.g. an act of road rage differs from a mugging, in that the aggressor hasn’t planned to become violent – something in the situation, such as being cut-off, has caused them to become aggressive/violent. In this 90-minute seminar, you will learn how to recognize situations where a potentially violent individual has become spontaneously aggressive/violent, and when de-escalation is an appropriate strategy for dealing with them.

In this seminar you will learn how people think, behave and operate when angry, and simple ways to change their mode(s) of thinking, so that they are able to consider non-violent solutions and options to the situations they find themselves in. We teach de-escalation and conflict resolution together, and our methodology is extremely simple to learn and apply.

We also teach the warning signs that indicate a person is about to become physically violent, and simple methods for both de-escalating and disengaging from such situations.

Please click here to express an interest in bringing this seminar to your company, organization or enterprise. We are also able to offer bespoke training to fit a group or organizations specific needs.

Travel Safety & Security

Corporate Security Training In Boston Whether travelling for business or pleasure, domestically or abroad, travelling and being in an unfamiliar town or city carries its own risks. In this 90-minute, Introduction to Travel Security seminar, you will be introduced to the most common risks and dangers that you face when travelling, including fire, transport and medical emergencies as well as those committed by predatory individuals. This short seminar takes you through all stages of your travel, from the planning phase before you go, how to mitigate various risks while you are away, along with getting to and from your destination and how to stay safe in hotels and similar etc. The seminar does talk briefly about hostage and abduction scenarios etc. however it’s goal is to give a broader overview concerning travel security, rather than focus on specific areas. If you would like to learn more about hostage and abduction scenarios we have seminars and training packages that meet these needs.

For many people this is an eye-opening seminar that introduces them to a new way of looking at the way they travel, and how they should act and behave whilst away from home.

Please click here to express an interest in bringing this seminar to your company, organization or enterprise. We are also able to offer bespoke training to fit a group or organizations specific needs.

Active Shooter & Workplace Violence

Safety & Security Training In Boston This 90-minute seminar is a mix of lecture/presentation coupled with hands on training and drills. The seminar can be tailored to meet an organization/company’s direct needs, and can be conducted onsite or at our 16 000 sq ft training facility, depending on the mix of practical and theory that is required e.g. if you are looking for a largely physical seminar, focusing on ways to deal with an active shooter, armed with a variety of weapons etc. then we would suggest that the training is conducted at our facility.

Using case studies, personal testimonies, and real-life active shooter situations, this short seminar looks at simple ways that employees can increase their survival chances in an active shooter incident. There will also be discussion and instruction on simply things that an enterprise can do, including policy and procedures, to limit the effects of an active shooter incident.

The seminar will also look at Active Shooter situations, that are acts of Workplace Violence, discussing ways in which employees, co-workers and management can predict if/when an employee of former employee may be considering taking such action.

Please click here to express an interest in bringing this seminar to your company, organization or enterprise. We are also able to offer bespoke training to fit a group or organizations specific needs.

Predicting Workplace Violence

Corporate Security & Safety Training In Boston In 1986, Patrick Sherrill, killed 14 people and wounded 6 more at the Edmund, Oklahoma post office, coining the term, “Going Postal”, that refers to disgruntled employees who use lethal force at their places of work. The signs that Patrick Sherrill, or “Mad Pat” as he was referred to be his fellow workers, was going to engage in such an act of violence were all there, however nobody acted upon them, resulting in the loss of 14 lives.

Most instances of workplace violence and aggression don’t result in such serious consequences, however they can be extremely disruptive to the workplace environment, and leave employees frightened and traumatized. Identifying disruptive and potentially dangerous employees should start at the hiring and interview phase, and through appropriate questioning it is fairly easy to discern if somebody is going to be a troublesome and potentially dangerous employee. Unfortunately, in most interviews, the focus is entirely on the person’s ability to do the job, not on the potential risks to fellow employees and management’s safety.

This 90-minute seminar also looks at the warning signs that employees give off before they are about to embark on an act or campaign of violence and how to manage such situations, as well as how to fire or terminate a person’s contract without suffering any negative/adverse consequences.

Please click here to express an interest in bringing this seminar to your company, organization or enterprise. We are also able to offer bespoke training to fit a group or organizations specific needs.

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Situational Awareness, Mindfulness & Curiosity
Elephants In The Room
Applying Risk Management
Should Throws, Throwing & Takedowns Be Part of Krav Maga?
Planning & Preparation
Better To Be Tried By 12 Than Carried By 6
Control Of Range
Realistic Expectations
Travel Security Lessons
Vehicle Ramming Attacks
Why Would Somebody Attack You With A Knife?
Manchester Terror Attacks
The Pertinent Negative
More Of The Same
Reality Based Ground Fighting
Emotional Intelligence
Codes And Jargon
Multi-Phase & Multi-Dimensional Training
Lone Wolf Terrorism & ISIS
Violence As Communication
Sadists And Psychopaths
Timeline of Violence
Existential Honor
Muggers & Mugging
Pain Management Systems
Methods of Attack
Proactive Vs Reactive Blocking
Knife Attacks - Pre-Violence Indicators
Where Traditional Martial Arts Get It Right
Simplified Thinking (How Children Think)
Training To Improvise
Fitness Conditioning
Predicting Violence Through Movement
Unsettling People
Fear Versus Anxiety
The Importance Of Breathing
Intervening On Another Persons Behalf (Part 2)
Intervening On Another Persons Behalf (Part 1)
How To Get Guns Into A Government Building
Tai Sabaki & Body Defense
Training Methods That Can Mislead
Is Krav Maga Relevant
That Will Never Work On The Street
Group Violence (Part 2)
Violence Towards Animals
Group Violence (Part 1)
Training Vs Reality
Why Scenario Based Training Is Essential For Krav Maga
Lessons From Competition That Can Be Applied In Real Life
Prescriptive Solutions Vs Situational Solutions
Sun Tzu & Death Ground
The Usefulness Of Judo & Krav Maga
The Men Should Just Stop Raping Women Argument
Predators & Socially Awkward Situations
Runners Safety
Decision Trees
Humility, Respect & Martial Arts Cults
Home Invasion (Part 2)
Home Invasion (Part 1)
Terrorism & Mental Illness
The Benefits Of The Freeze Response
Nice Truck Attack
Synchronization Of Movement
Blocks As Attacks
Specificity of Violence
Active Shooter (Part 2) - Hide, Fight
Active Shooter - Run, Hide, Fight (Running)
Working Under Pressure
Dads Dont Know
Muhammad Ali
Using Items As Intended
Being A Hero By Disengaging
Heavy Bag Workouts
Are Two Handed Choke Defenses Relevant?
Krav Maga And Conflict Resolution
Jargon And Terminology
The Illusion Of Speed
Repeat Victimization
Big Picture Violence
Personal Safety & Social Media
Workplace Violence (Trespass)
Women's Self Defense
Use of Force
Air Rage
Kidnappings And Risk Assessments
5 Personal Safety Myths That Put You In Danger
Exceptions To The Rules
Ride Sharing Services
Rushing It
When Instead Of How
Speaking Out
Active Shooters
Cyberbullying Adults And Children
Dog Attacks
Predatory Kids And Teens
High Heel Self Defense
What Can Self Defense Training Do For Me
Personal Safety Blind Spots
Ignore Them And They Will Go Away
Ringcraft For The Street
The Myth of Striking
What If
Mass Shootings In The US Versus Knife Crime In The UK
What Has MMA Ever Done For Us
The Myth Of The Krav Maga Groin Strike
Intervening In Domestic Disputes
Children And Adults RBSD
Responsibility And Blame
Workplace Violence
School Shootings And Islamic Terrorism
Campus Safety
How Simple Is Simple?
Weather, Heat & Violent Crimes
The Self Defense Component
Failing & Failure
Assault & Abuse A Legal Perspective
Becoming An Active Bystander
Not Wanting To Hurt People
Justification For Violence
Justification & Secondary Motives
Real Life Predator Process
Backing Down & Backing Away
Situational Awareness - The Environmental Aspect
Returning To The Scene Of The Crime
The Value & danger of Experience
Preemptive Striking
Civil Unrest Part 2
Flash Mobs & Civil Unrest
Natural Surveillance & Bystanders
Marathon Weekend
Always Room For Improvement
Training for Reality - Putting the Pieces Together
Becoming Versatile
Weapons Vs Targets
Treating Each Step towards Disaster as Normal
The Post Conflict Phase of Violence
Not Limiting Yourself By The Obvious
Color Codes & The Timeline of Violence
Empowerment Through Personal Safety
Women\'s Self Defense - The Same Tired Old Story
Investment, Optimism & Expectations
De-escalation - Saying Sorry
Martial Arts & The Movies
Terrorist Attacks, Workplace Violence & Evacuation Strategies
Dirty Fighting - Eye Gouges, Biting and Spitting
Location - Accepting Reality
Car Services, Taxi\'s, Crimes & Assaults
Knockout Strikes, Continued Assaults & Killing Grounds
Walking Away
Interpreting Body Language
Holiday Shopping Safety
Convincing Others
Self Defense Applications & Technology
Falling for Predator's "Traps"
Defensive Knife Carry
Protecting Friends & Family Members etc.
Punching Problems - Fixing Common Errors (Part 2)
Punching Problems - Fixing Common Errors (Part 1)
Adult Bullying/Workplace Bullying
Female Sexual Assailants
Pepper Spray - Types & How To Use Them
OC/CS Spray
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Back to School
Cell Phones
Dating Advice
Heuristics & Planning
Inflicting Damage on Others
Testing Your Models of Violence
Risk Assessments
Situational Visualization
Location & Crime
Never Stop Learning
Dogs & Self Protection
Sink, Swim or Float?
Worst Case Scenarios
What To Do After Disarming A Firearm
Personal Safety/Personal Responsibility
Parking Lots
5 Responses To Violence
Improvised Weapons (Re-visited)
Situational Self Defense
Clothing Grabs
Combatives & The Martial Arts
Going To Ground
Notes On Firearm Disarms
Violence As A Last Resort
It\'ll never happen to me
Would You Ever Get Into A Car With A Stranger?
The False Safety of Crowds
Multi-Dimensional Training
School Shootings (Part 2)
School Shootings (Part 1)
Training Partners
Multiple Assailants
Joining The Dots - Spoiling Weapon Draws
Training With Heroes
Disrupt, Damage, Destroy, Disengage
Warning Signs
Denial - Recognizing The Signs
Removing Heads From Sand
Workplace Violence
Gradings & Lifting Weights
Pick Pockets
The 5 Step Predator Process
Think Like The Predator
Extreme Violence
Disruption Before Execution
Screaming & Shouting
Situational Awareness
Combatives & The Combative Mindset
Personal Responsibility, Blame & the One Stop Martial Arts Shop
Meeting Violence With Violence
Some Lessons From The Terrorism Awareness Course
Responding To Media Reports of Violence
Dealing With Anger
Presenting Real Life Violence To Children
Choking Under Pressure
Reality Based Knife Training
Sparring Training
Intervening on Behalf of Strangers
Environmental Training - Beach Training
Giving Up
What\'s Your Krav Maga?!
Terrorism & Personal Safety - The Next Steps
Boston Marathon, Terrorism & The Future
Mobile Phones & Personal Safety
Saving Face - Conversations About Date Rape
Lessons From Hostage/Crisis Negotiators
Reverse Knife Slashes, Natural Instincts & Working To Principles
Interpreting Body Language
Adrenaline (Part 3)
Adrenaline (Part 2)
Adrenaline (Part 1)
Ritualistic Violence
Beyond Survival - Learning To Let Go
Lessons From Close Protection Training
Threats, Promises, Intimidation & Statements of Intent
Why People Become Violent (Part 2)
Why People Become Violent (Part 1)
New Year\'s Resolutions
Starting 2013 On The Right Footing
School And Airport Safety/Security Etc & How We Address Security Issues In Our Personal Lives
UK/US Gun Culture & Connecticut Shootings
Defense & Attack
The Path To Black Belt
Use of Force
Being Tough
Being Tough - CQC Training
CQB/CQC Training
The Place Of Non-Compliance In Training
Meeting Force With More Force
The Moral Authority To Act
Honesty In Training
Perceptions of Violence
The Dynamic Risk Assessment
Self Protection: Gaining Defense In Depth
The Right Balance of Training
Beyond Technique
Edged Weapons
The Disadvantage of Time
Guns, Knives & Videotape
Armed Assaults
Movement, Movement & More Movement
Principle 10
Principle 9
Scanning - Control Of The Environment
Principle 6 - Power Punching
Being The Athlete/Person You Want To Be
Travel Security - Airport Pickups
Training In Different Environments
10 Principles of Fighting - Principle 5
10 Principles of Fighting - Principle 4
10 principles of Fighting - Principle 3
10 Principles of Fighting - Principle 2
10 Principles Of Fighting
Relationship Abuse
Combat Fitness/Cosher Kravi
The Art of \"Throwing\"
\"Visual\" Decision Making
Reaching Decisions, Acting & Choosing the Right Time to Act
Denial, Deliberation, Decision Loop - Deliberation
The Dynamic Risk Assessment - The Denial, Deliberation & Decision Loop
Improvised Weapons (Security Overseas Part 2.5)
Security Overseas - Part 2
Security Overseas
When To \"Defend\" Yourself
Self Defense, Fighting & Pre-emptive Striking
Dealing With Angry People - De-escalation
Self Protection Continued - People\'s Instinct For Anger
The Importance of Self Protection
Simultaneous Blocks & Counters
Using The Body\'s Natural Defenses
Retzef & Attacking Soft Targets
Attack The Attack, Attack The Attacker
Systems of Self Defense Vs Encyclopedias of Self Defense
The Monkey Dance
The Role Of Third Parties & Bystanders In Incidents Of Violence
Peripheral Doubts
Krav Maga as an \"Art\" and as a \"Self Defense\" System
Movement, Movement, Movement....
Training To Survive
Training With Different Partners
The Power Behind The Punch
Today\'s Kettlebell Training
Strength & Conditioning Training
To Hand Over The Wallet Or To Act
What Is Reality Based Self Defense????
Going To Ground - Ground Survival
The Evolution of "The Street Fight" & Krav Maga
Being Realistic In What We Expect
Ground Survival
Reality Ground Fighting