Book A Free Class
The SEPS (Situation Effective Protection System) Free Women's Self Defense classes are provided entirely free by Krav Maga Yashir Boston. Every class teaches a mix of physical self-defense techniques, and personal safety skills.more
Free Online Course
The SEPS Women's Self Defense & Personal Safety course material is available online. The 8 Modules, and Foundational Material are made available so that those attending our program in Boston, can revise what they learn in class.more
Corporate & Group Training
defense training, to their female employees/members we can offer a variety of training options, teaching the SEPS program through a variety of training options from lecture style presentations to hands on training in physical self defense & OC Spray.more
Gershon Ben Keren
and teaches the SEPS Women's Self Defense & Personal Safety Program in Boston, MA. He is a well-respected author of a critically acclaimed self-defense book, and regularly appears on radio and TV to talk about personal safety.more
Book A Free Self Defense Class
Welcome to Women's Self Defense Boston. We offer FREE self-defense training every Saturday 10:00 am to 11:00 am Our women's self defense course and classes are completely free - there is no part of this training that you will have to pay for - our belief is that no woman should be barred from learning how to protect themselves due to the cost of training. You can book a class by using the calendar below - each person attending needs to book, so please don't book for a group (each attendee will need to register).
Unfortunately we are unable to provide childcare solutions, and whilst we recognize the difficulties this may provide to women wanting to attend, as a free program, with no outside funding we do not have the resources to provide professional childcare for the children of women attending our classes - neither can we allow unsupervised children to be in our gym area/space whilst these classes are running. If this prevents you from attending you can access all of our course materials for these classes by clicking here
We break self-defense training down into two parts. The first part is what we term "Self Protection"; this is all the head knowledge, non-physical strategies and tactics you can use to avoid and predict violence (our program is based on the SEPS - Situation Effective Protection System - approach that aims to educate individuals as to the motivations and dynamics of violent situations). The second part is the physical self-defense component i.e. what happens when you can't predict or avoid violent behavior and need to physically deal with an aggressor/assailant. This part is based on Krav Maga Yashir - an Israeli martial art that has the aim of Survival (Hisardut is the Israeli term for Survival) as its goal.
Why do we offer this program as free? Our aim is not to give any women in the Massachusetts area a reason for not spending some time learning how to protect themselves - and those they have responsibility for. We feel this responsibility and believe you should feel it for yourself.
We will teach you how to predict violence, understand the verbal cues and methods that predatory individuals use. We will educate you as to the warning signs regarding potential partners who may end up becoming obsessive, manipulative etc and eventually stalking you. We will train you as to how to deal with physical assaults and develop a survival mindset that will keep you fighting when your natural inclination is to give up. These are not empty words or promises and because we are not "selling" you anything you can be assured this is not a sale pitch.
You will be hard pressed to find a classes that are a comprehensive in their approach to handling violenec or instructors who have a similar pedigree. Head Instructor of the school is Gershon Ben Keren, a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga Yashir, a member of the Israeli Museum of Martial Arts, a National Judo Champion and a Martial Arts Hall of Fame Representative. An instructor with over 20 years experience teaching civilians and elite law enforcement/military individuals etc.
Our program is "Scenario Based" in that we don't just teach technique(s) we teach the application of them i.e. when they will be effective, when they shouldn't be used and when various situations will color their use. Our program is an education into violence not simply a "how to" of self-defense.
We use "Redman" Scenario based training suits - these are the protective suits you see in the photos (and which are used by military and law enforcement trainers) - which allow us to use "real force" when training without the risk of injury etc. This is one of the things which makes our training both effective and realistic and allows us to blend the "Self Protection" piece seamlessly with the "Self Defense" piece.
If you want to register your place for an introductory class (you only have to do this once) please use our online booking system below - you have the opportunity to book/try out one of our regular self-defense classes as well. Our Women's Self Defense program is every Saturday 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Once you have booked you will receive instructions in your confirmation email.
Krav Maga Yashir
3rd Floor (Charlestown Maritime Center)
200 Terminal Street
TEL: (339) 224-8005
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The SEPS Women's Self Defense Program is 100% Free for users, and always will be. If you would like to help us to develop, build and enlarge this website and it's content, expand this program, to train instructors, bring it into schools, colleges and universities and bring it to a greater audience, please use the button below.
Self Defense Google Talk
SEPS Co-Founder, Gershon Ben Keren, was invited to lecture at Google's "Google Talk" on personal safety, and self-defense. Google only invites professionals, who are recognized as experts in their field, to be present their "Google Talks" series.
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