Krav Maga Yashir

Our dedicated Krav Maga training facility is located 15 minutes South of Peabody just off of I-95. Our Head Instructor, Gershon Ben Keren, is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga, gaining his belts and teaching/instructor certifications in Israel. In 2010, he was indcuted into the Museum of Israeli Martial Arts. He has also authored three books on Krav Maga, published by Tuttle Publishing. To learn more about Krav Maga use the button below.

About Us

What Is Krav Maga?

Krav Maga meaning "Contact Combat" in Hebrew is a self-defense/fighting system created and developed by the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) to get an untrained recruit, combat ready in the shortest possible time. Using natural reflexes and instinctive movements, Krav Maga techniques and solutions, are quick and easy to learn. The Krav Maga Yashir system comprises of military, law-enforcement and civilian solutions to violence is the contexts where they occur. To experience authentic Israeli Krav Maga first hand we have 90 minute beginner classes (which is refunded should you decide to join the school), which includes a choice of one of Gershon's three Krav Maga books, use the button below.

Beginner Classes

Gershon Ben Keren 1st Google Talk

In his first Google Author Talk, Criminologist and Self-protection Specialist, Gershon Ben Keren, talks about violence as a process, and how this allows us to be able to predict and identify certain types of violence before they occur.

Gershon Ben Keren 2nd Google Talk

In his second Google Author Talk, Criminologist and Self-protection Specialist, Gershon Ben Keren, talks about social violence and the de-escalation and conflict resolution strategies that can be used to resolve potentially vilent assaults.

Opening times


18:00 - 20:00


18:00 - 19:30


18:00 - 19:00


18:00 - 20:00


09:00 - 10:00



The Krav Maga Yashir System

The term Krav Maga is an umbrella term that is used by the IDF to refer to a number of more distinct systems that are used by its various units and agencies (each one requiring differebt and more specific solutions due to the requirements they have). To learn more about Krav Maga Yashir use the button below.


Krav Maga Books

Krav Maga Books, Peabody
Real World Solutions To Real world Violence

Focusing on premediated violence, committed by predatory individuals, who actively look for individuals to victimize, "Krav Maga - Real World Solutions To Real World Violence" (Tuttle Publishing), demonstrates proven and effective solutions to a variety of unarmed and armed, threats and attacks.

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Krav Maga Books For People Training In Peabody
Krav Maga Tactical Survival

Looking at spontaneous incidents of violence that largely occur in social settings e.g., accidentally spilling a drink over somebody etc. "Krav Maga - Tactical Survival" looks at violent events where de-escalation and conflict-resolution tactics may be used, along with physical solutions should these not work.

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Books About Krav Maga In Peabody
Krav Maga Extreme Survival

The subject of "Krav Maga - Extreme Survival", are those low probability but high consequence scenarios, such as active-shooter incidents, car-jackings and home-invasions etc. The active-shooter section of the book was photographed in the stetting where such events occur e.g., schools, workplaces and public spaces etc.

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