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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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Environmental Training

Krav Maga In Different Environments


Reality Based Krav Maga In Boston Krav Maga is a reality based self-defense system, which means training has to be conducted in a variety of environments whose terrain and characteristics, can help train adaptability and increase/improve fighting skills. This is why we don't confine our training to the "gym" but take it outdoors as well. Training to fight on an even surface , like martial arts or studio matting, is one thing, to be able to move and fight on an uneven surface, such as sand, grass or a pine leaf strewn surface is another - fancy footwork and kicking become a more challenging exercise.

Training in and under water offers its own challenges. Escaping a choke hold underwater means that it is impossible to take a breath the moment you release the hold, instead you have to continue working to release the hold so you can break the surface and get oxygen. Training with a tidal flow and with your feet on shifting sand means that your balance and stability are automatically compromised; simply staying on your feet is a real fighting skill, and when you train like this you begin to develop propreception in your feet and ankles, which easily translates to less challenging terrain, such as bottle strewn bars and clubs, or uneven concrete and flagstones. By training in different environments, and using the natural characteristics of each it allows us to increase our students fighting skills and attributes.

Outdoor Krav Maga Training In Boston Fighting and self-defense are about being able to control the environment and use it to your advantage. Being able to alter defenses and techniques based on the terrain you are in is a self-defense skill e.g. being able to know how to change certain components of your defense based on your attacker's level of elevation can be the difference between surviving an assault or succumbing to one. Many people question why you need to learn how to defend yourself against head high kicks because these attacks don't happen on the street. If someone is on a higher step of a flight of stairs to you, you may well find yourself dealing with a head kick if they choose to kick you. Not all fights occur with both parties on the same level ground.

In outdoor training slopes and hills are used to take away your control of movement; being attacked whilst travelling at speed downhill, where your major concern is staying upright means an actual attack/assault can be extremely difficult to deal with, especially if the movement of the assault is pulling you back up-hill. Knowing how to adjust in such a situation by keeping/maintaining your hips under your head is the only thing that will allow you to execute a technique or solution correctly.

Taking your Krav Maga training from the studio/dojo out in to the real world and into a different environment is about training and developing adaptability; about being able to alter what you have learnt in one setting and apply it to a different one. This way of training reflects the way that Krav Maga is trained in Israel and mimics many of the methods that the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) use to teach their soldiers and operatives real world combat skills.

Our school teaches authentic Krav Maga direct from the source in Israel. To book a free class and experience Israeli Krav Maga firsthand 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.