Redman Scenario Based Self-Defense
Redman Scenario Based Self-Defense
Our goal is to provide the most effective and realistic training possible. Our ultimate goal, is to teach people how to predict, prevent, identify and avoid violence (self-protection skills. However there are occasions when these warning signs aren’t easily recognized or get missed and physical violence is inevitable. When violence occurs, it is extremely fast and dynamic; something which is hard to replicate in regular classes, when techniques and solutions are being taught, as the pace needs to be slowed down for effective learning. However, at some point these techniques/solutions need to be tested in a more realistic way. Using an instructor wearing a protective suit, a student gets the opportunity to strike with force, and feel the overwhelming nature of an attack, without having to worry about hurting, damaging or injuring the instructor as they fight back.
One important component that this training provides is the emotional one. By replicating the speed and dynamism of an attack, students start to feel the emotional pressure, along with the stress and duress of a real-life confrontation – as well as the physical exhaustion, that is experienced during an assault. Learning how to manage fear, adrenaline and fatigue are as much a part of physical self-defense, as learning techniques, and developing fighting skills. When a student engages in this type of training, they also get to experience the interchange between different dimensions of a fight e.g. how attacks go from standing to on the ground etc. allowing them to put together the different areas of self-defense that the course has gone through.
This class, is one that benefits most students after they have a few others under their belt i.e. they have learnt some techniques, and have developed some skills, that will allow them to function and operate against the instructor wearing the suit. However there are benefits that the novice student will get from this training, including the understanding of just how fast real-life attacks occur – and why we should do everything to avoid them.
If you are suffering from PTSD, or are dealing with trauma after an assault, this may be a class that you want to observe first rather than participate in. Whilst there is little risk of physical injury when engaging in this type of training it can be emotionally taxing.
For many women, who have come through our program, the training experience of dealing with a full-speed “attack” in a safe and controlled manner is an extremely rewarding one – and often exhilarating. Anyone who has trained with us, in this way, will attest to the fact that the anticipation of being attacked is much more debilitating and paralyzing than the assault itself. Many students are surprised at what they are able to accomplish, and achieve, when they find themselves having to physically deal with an instructor who is making sustained and committed attacks.
If you would like to learn more about managing fear and adrenaline, please click here.
The next class when this topic will be covered at SEPS Women’s Self Defense Boston is shown below:
All classes are held at:
Krav Maga Yahir
Charlestown Maritime Center (3 FL)
200 Terminal Street
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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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