SEPS Women's Self-Defense Boston Instructors
Head Instructor Gershon Ben Keren
The SEPS Free Women's Self-Defense Program in Boston, is run by Gershon Ben Keren - a trainer, and operator, with over 25 years experience working in the security sector. He has worked in Europe, Africa and the Middle East as well as in the U.S. With a Masters Degree in Psychology, his training/teaching is research-based, as well as being founded on his real world expereinces of aggression and violence. He holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga (the hand-to-hand combat/fighting system taught to the IDF - Israeli Defense Forces), and has written two best-selling books about the system/method: "Krav Maga - Real World Solutions to Real World Violence" (Tuttle Press - 2015), and "Krav Maga - Tactical Survival" Tuttle Press - 2015). He is the author of the weekly Krav Maga Blog, where head shares his knowledge and experience, of predicting, preventing, avoiding and dealing with violence.
He currently runs Krav Maga Yashir Boston, in Charlestown MA - a 16 000 sq ft training facility (the largest dedicated Krav Maga studio on the U.S. East Coast) - where he teaches civilians, law-enforcement and military, self-defense and self-protection training.
Self-Protection Google Talks
SEPS Head Instructor has presented two author talks at Google (one in 2015 and another in 2017). In these talks/presentation he goes through the different processes and methods that criminals and predators use to target and access their victims, and how to predict, prevent and identify them, along with ways to de-escalate aggresive individuals etc.
Gershon Ben Keren 2015 Google Talk
Gershon Ben Keren 2017 Google Talk
Anthony Brooks NPR Interview
In 2013, NPR/WBUR Journalist, Anthony Brooks, visited Krav Maga Yashir Boston, to talk to Head Instructor & SEPS Founder, Gershon Ben Keren, about violent situations where compliance may not be the best option - this was in response to the express kidnapping and murder of Amy Lord in South Boston. In this 15 minute interview, Gershon Ben Keren, talks about different types of violent crime and how to deal with them. To listen to the interview click here.
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