Ken Biore, Author

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Ken Biore, Author

Self Defense for Seniors, a newly released book by Ken Boire, focuses on providing senior citizen protection strategies to guard against ever growing violent acts against the most vulnerable population in the country. Written specifically for readers ranging from baby boomers to their elders, Self Defense for Seniors, available at,
Self Defense for Seniors presents easy to learn senior self defense strategies to help seniors protect themselves from assaults and escape from attackers.

Boire developed Self Defense for Seniors largely on the teachings of Portland area martial arts teacher Sifu David Bersaas’ practical martial arts system Ken Chin Wing Tai, which incorporates elements from several ancient martial arts to provide a self defense system developed specifically for seniors. Realizing the reality that attacks upon seniors will most likely be initiated by assailants who are younger, quicker, and more agile with quicker reactions than their intended victims.

Boire has taken the basics of Bersaas’ Ken Chin Wing Tai techniques taught in his senior self defense classes plus elements from other martial arts such as judo and Krav Maga to provide easy to follow guidelines to arm seniors with a system developed to help them protect themselves in situations where they may find themselves at risk.

Biore, 75, acknowledges that his body reminds him daily that he and other
senior citizens are now slower, less flexible, weaker, and more easily tired than they were in younger years. These realities mark seniors as vulnerable potential victims of younger, quicker, and stronger attackers.

Not restricted by the tenants of any particular martial art, Self Defense  for Seniors provides self defense strategies seniors can actually utilize.

Most self defense techniques taught today are based on being able to execute athletic and acrobatic martial arts moves lightning fast. Self Defense for Seniors capitalizes on moves that seniors can perform  effectively with efficiency of movement and without the necessity of over powering brawn. The senior self defense techniques are simple, quick, and effective, and require no special strength or flexibility.

“Self defense classes for senior citizens are rare in most communities.” Boire explains, “So it is important that the older population have access
to tools to give the senior citizen protection from everyday potential  dangers. Attacks on seniors are growing in some areas, especially with the
growth of youth gangs preying upon them with activities such as the ‘knockout game,’ where youths blindside unsuspecting seniors, attempting
to knock them unconscious. Basic senior citizen self defense techniques  can help minimize the damage from attempts of violence against seniors.
This book provides some fundamental information that can help minimize the damage of attacks on seniors in public and private places.”

Traditional martial arts classes abound in all communities, but they assume a level of agility, balance, strength, and stamina that evaporated
from most people long before senior status was reached. This book bridges the age gap. It introduces a self defense technique that gives seniors an
edge. Two other books will follow Self Defense for Seniors: Self Defense for Single Seniors, and Self Defense for Traveling Seniors.

Self Defense for Seniors can be ordered online at:

The website provides further details and preview information of its vital information for all seniors. Printed paperback copies are priced at $13.95, and the Kindle book edition is available for $4.99. Copies can be obtained from at the link above or through any online bookstore.