The result of extensive research including an analysis of over 140 active shooter/killer incidents, Krav Maga Extreme Survival In his over 25 years of experience, Gershon Ben Keren has had the privilege of training with many different trainers and associations, including some of the Israeli Defense Forces', most elite Close Combat/Krav Maga Instructors. In his third book Ben Keren explains how Krav Maga techniques can be used to survive some of the most relevant, extreme situations including carjackings, home invasions, and attempted mass killings. The book also details predator profiling methods to aid in the prediction, prevention and avoidance of violence.
Demonstrating effective solutions that have been tried and tested in both the real world and through reconstructions of real-life events, each section of Krav Maga Extreme Survival presents detailed instructions alongside a series of photographs that show how to defend yourself and others against:
Attacks in workplaces, homes and public places
Instances of domestic violence including violent and abusive relationships
Assailants armed with knives, handguns, long barrel firearms, explosives, and improvised weapons
Attacks in cars and other confined and restricted spaces
One-on-one assaults and attacks targeting a group
A 2010 inductee into the Museum of Israeli Martial Arts, Ben Keren focuses on the psychology of violence to inform his self-defense training. His successful line of Krav Maga instructional books are the only guides on the market illustrated with full-color photographs taken in real time and in real life settings. Emphasizing a dynamic assessment of your environment, combined with a rapid response, Krav Maga Extreme Survival teaches practitioners to neutralize an assailants advantage early, before the situation escalates.
About the Author: Gershon Ben Keren is a 5th Degree Black Belt (and Head of System for Krav Maga Yashir), who has been training and teaching Krav Maga since 1994, in both Israel and Europe. He has trained with some of the Israeli Defense Forces' most respected and experienced instructors, and 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 experiences, coupled with his academic background (Master's Degree in Psychology and continued Post-Graduate study in Criminology and Criminal Psychology), inform 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.