Active Shooter Consultancy Services

Prediction, prevention, identification and avoidance, are far better ways of dealing with (potential) active shooter incidents, than trying to implement solutions as one is happening. Although, there are certain types of active shooter/killer incidents, which may be difficult for members of a school, college, business or group/organization to predict, in many where these crimes are committed by students, employees, ex-employees etc. there are many warning signs that can predict when an individual is planning such an incident. When Pat Sherrill, went on his shooting rampage, at the Edmonton Post Office, there had been several warning signs that he might become violent e.g. he was known as “Mad Pat”, He had a very public fascination with firearms, and co-workers had joked about him talking revenge on his supervisors etc. There were certainly actions and behaviors that could have acted as predictors and identifiers, and allowed processes and procedures to be put in place that could have possibly prevented and avoided such an event from happening, or at the least limiting its effects; 14 people were killed (15 including Pat Sherrill), and a further 6 seriously wounded.

Several school shootings have been prevented, because fellow students were told or had knowledge about a planned shooting – several students at Columbine had been shown Harris and Klebolds, collection of bombs and ammunition, and been told that they were planning something etc. This information never reached or wasn’t taken seriously by those who could have intervened. There were other warning signs, including a disturbing essay about a shooting spree written by Klebold 2 months before the shooting, along with an essay he’d written about the, “Mind and Motivations of Charles Manson” (a cult leader and serial murderer), along with other pieces. If the fascination and motivation to kill as shown in his essays, could have been tied to the information that he had the means to kill, then Klebold and Harris may have been stopped, and the Columbine shootings, prevented and avoided. Knowing what to look for and how to join up the “information” dots, requires training, as does understanding and managing risk.

Knowing the right questions to ask, rather than looking for answers, is a large part of threat identification and warning. This is something that we can help your company, educational facility, or organization learn to do. We can provide you with services that will help educate you as to what questions you should be asking, what potential warning signs look like etc. along with how to create an environment where information can be collated and shared, so other relevant parties can help build up an accurate profile of potentially violent, students and co-workers etc. To learn more, about how we can help you meet your security needs, please use the enquiry form below.


Krav Maga Yashir Boston
Charlestown, MA

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Krav Maga Yashir Boston
Charlestown Maritime Ctr (3 FL)
Charlestown
MA 02129

Tel: (339) 224-8005

Our Active Shooter Courses & Training are run at our 16000 sq ft training facility in Boston, Massachusetts. We train scenarios, using inert weapons, and airsoft pistols/guns to replicate scenarios. We also provide on site training at schools, educational facilities, places of worship and workplaces etc. If you are interested in seminars, courses and on-going training either at our location or yours, please contact us by click here.

Free Active Shooter Video
With Gershon Ben Keren


This is a short 10 minute video looking at some simple ways to actively counter, an active shooter should you find yourself dealing with such an incident. The solutions presented are deliberately simple and straightforward, and ones that can easily be learned and applied from watching a video. Some straightforward solutions are also put forward as to how to increase your survival chances. The solutions described in this video, make up a very small and specific part of countering and dealing with active shooter incidents, and should not be taken as a comprehensive approach to dealing with such killers. To watch this free 10 minute video, please click here.

Krav Maga Yashir Books
By Gershon Ben Keren


"Krav Maga - Real World Solutions To Real World Violence" is an Amazon Best Seller, which provides an honest and unfiltered look into how real-life attacks and assaults occurs, and how to identify, avoid, predict and prevent them, or as a last resort physically deal with them. Techniques were filmed, in the locations where such attacks are likely to be committed rather than in a gym or studio. The techniques demonstrated were all filmed in real-time, so none of the photographs were staged as stills. To read more and see sample chapters please click here.




"Krav Maga: Tactical Survival" looks at a variety of different scenarios to those presented in, "Real World Solutions To Real World Violence", as well as variations that an attacker can make to change the solution required. Although a follow up book, and already an Amazon Bestseller, it stands alone as a distinct work looking at particular forms and types of violence. To read more, and view sample chapters please click here.

Krav Maga Google Talk
Gershon Ben Keren


Google invited Gershon Ben Keren in 2015 to speak at one of their Google Talks in Boston (other speakers at this event included President Barak Obama, and author Salman Rushdie). To see the talk please click here

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