Gershon Ben Keren
Gershon Ben Keren, is the head of system for Krav Maga Yashir, and runs a fulltime Krav Maga School in Boston, MA (at 16 000 sq ft, it is the largest dedicated Krav Maga training facility on the U.S. East Coast). His Black Belts and teaching certifications were gained and awarded in Israel, and in 2010 he was inducted into the Museum of Israeli Martial Arts by Dr Dennis Hanover. He has trained under some of Israel’s most notable Krav Maga and self-defense instructors, including Dennis and Guy Hanover, Miki Assulin, Eyal Yanilov, and Haim Gidon. He is the author of the critically acclaimed, “Krav Maga – Real World Solutions to Real World Violence” (Tuttle Press), and is regularly sought out by media agencies and new reporters, to provide commentary and expert opinion on crime, violence and violent incidents. He has worked in the security industry for over 20 years, and is the co-founder of SEPS (Situation Effective Protection System), a self-protection system/method that allows individuals to predict, prevent and avoid violence from happening.
Gershon Ben Keren, teaches and trains Krav Maga full time, and has taught both the SEPS and the Krav Maga Yashir system internationally. If you would like to set up a seminar or event with him please click here. Gershon also offers corporate training seminars and presentations, and can provide a wide array of consultancy services for individuals, groups and enterprises, to learn more please click here.
Gershon Ben Keren - Google Talk
In 2015, Gershon Ben Keren, was asked to conduct a "Google Talk", about his book, "Krav Maga - Real World Solutions To Real World Violence". In this 70 minute presentation, Gershon explained how violence conducted against an individual follows a process, and by understanding this process, can be predicted. The entire talk can be watched below.
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Gershon Ben Keren, was approached by Tuttle Publishing in 2013 to write a book based of this blog, giving practical instruction in the techniques and solutions to violence that he recommends. If you would like to buy the book on Amazon, click here.
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