Gershon Ben Keren is a 5th Degree Black Belt and Head of System for Krav Maga Yashir. He has been training in Krav Maga since 1994, in both Israel and Europe. In his over 25 years of experience, he has trained with many different trainers and associations, including some of the Israeli Defense Forces most elite Close Combat/Krav Maga instructors. In 2010, he was inducted into the Museum of Israeli Martial Arts by Dr. Dennis Hanover. Having worked in the security sector, as an operative, trainer and consultant, his emphasis is on violence mitigation, prediction, and avoidance. His real world experience, coupled with his academic background (Master s Degree in Psychology and continued Post-Graduate study in Criminology and Criminal Psychology), informs the reality-based self-defense training that he provides to individuals, corporations, and agencies. He lives in Boston, where he runs his full-time school, and corporate services, as well as free women s self-defense/self-protection training, through Krav Maga Yashir Boston.
"Gershon Ben Keren takes a refreshingly pragmatic approach to personal safety, making this book an excellent choice for a variety of audiences. Throughout its chapters, a recurring theme reminds the reader that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to self-defense and challenges the reader to adapt to various scenarios by considering how to respond when things don't go according to plan." --Richard L. Barnard, Capt, USAF "Krav Maga Tactical Survival is first-class in its genre...This comprehensive volume delivers knowledge on surviving many violent situations -- from barroom brawls to parking lot beat-downs (and many others in-between). It represents a solid combatives manual and undoubtedly stands alone in a crowded genre." --Recoil OffGrid Magazine "This book is an excellent complement to any hands-on training program in Krav Maga and a great resource for any self-defense practitioner interested in learning more about Krav Maga's tactics for dealing with common violent threats in today's world." --Survivor's Edge Magazine "Gershon's newest book is another reminder of his understanding of violent individuals. His heightened ability to detect, counter, and neutralize danger is the very reason that I read his publications, and seek his training. He is a true master of personal protection." --Jeffrey Maguire, Combat Veteran, Personal Protection Specialist, Private Detective, Owner of Maguire Protective Services ..".the book provides a superb companion to Krav Maga training by qualified teachers...Gershon Ben Keren uses everything from contemporary cognitive neuroscience principles to proven situational awareness concepts, to maximize the possibility that ninety percent of the time you can defend yourself by recognizing and keeping out of potentially violent situations." --Gregory K. Binus, M.D., Director of Psychotherapy Training, Boston University School of Medicine/ Boston Medical Center Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program "Not to be stereotyped or dismissed as a book for men with muscles, the stereotyped close protection officer or doorman. It is, as the title suggests, not about beating your predator or the gunman facing you, but surviving. The book is to be commended for the many color photos that show at each stage of an escape. My compliments to the author." --Professional Security Magazine Online "It is a must for every Prepper who hasn't been through Basic Training, and even some that have. The book is packed full of color pictures that walk you through every move step by step...Knowing how to handle different situations where your life could be in danger will give anyone's ego a boost and help them feel more self-confident." --The Sgt, American Preppers Online "A great book for those that want to learn clean technique." --Roy Elghanayan Head of System, "Roy Elghanayan Krav Maga" (REKM) Former Krav Maga Head Instructor of Israeli Special Forces Honored twice the IDF Chief of Staff Award