Training For Dealing With Workplace Shootings & Workplace Violence

No employee simply decides to come into work and go on a rampage killing spree, with a firearm, knife, or other weapon. Some perceived injustice (whether an individual event or part of a campaign) acts as the motivation and the trigger for such acts. Often, when managers and supervisors interact with employees, their goal is to deal with issues that are effecting productivity and performance, and rarely do they consider the emotional responses that the individual may have, regarding the exchange. A supervisor may see a disciplinary hearing as either resulting in an increase in employee performance, or putting in place the necessary conditions for terminating a contract, etc., without recognizing that the way they conduct the hearing could result in an emotional, rather than a rational response to their concerns. Making excuses after an event, arguing that it was impossible to have foreseen that an employee would have reacted violently, does little for those who were injured or killed (or for the reputation of the organization – the US Postal Service has one of the best track records regarding employee safety, however after Pat Sherrill’s mass shooting, and the term “going postal” being coined, their reputation has never recovered).

We offer training and consultancy services, in how to conduct candidate and exit interviews, workplace conflict resolution, and de-escalation, along with how to implement disciplinary hearings and the like. These things support and feed into our workplace active shooter programs and training. Rather than just look at the physical aspects of workplace violence and shootings, we look at the causes and the preventative measures that could have been taken to avoid such incidents. Terminating an employee’s contract is never easy, and always involves a certain degree of emotion, etc., however it can be done in such a way that grudges and resentment aren’t part of the result; without these feelings and perceived injustices, an ex-employee has no reason to return to their former workplace in an aggressive capacity.

Our approach to workplace active shooter incidents is a holistic one, and doesn’t just concentrate on dealing with the shooting incident itself, but looks at all factors which go into creating it. This way, those taking our courses and programs learn to predict, identify, and avoid such violent incidents, rather than just have physical solutions to deal with an event as it unfolds.



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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