Patrick Terry is the Lead Krav Maga Instructor and Owner of Mid-South Krav Maga in Memphis and the founder and an owner of Nashville Krav Maga. Patrick has been active in martial arts for over 29 years. He is a certified Black Belt self-defense senior instructor within the Krav Maga Alliance organization. He has been a certified instructor within the Krav Maga Worldwide system and in the Force Training Division (Law Enforcement Only) as well as a KM-X Youth Instructor.
Patrick is a member of the Krav Maga Alliance Training Team enabling the unique honor and responsibility of training and evaluating future Krav Maga instructors. He was also specially selected and involved in the similar Train the Trainer Program with the Krav Maga Worldwide system. His martial arts history also includes a 4th degree Black Belt in traditional karate and extensive cross-training in several other martial art disciplines.
Patrick maintains a law enforcement commission as a reserve deputy at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office currently serving in the Uniform Patrol Division. He is currently the commander of Uniform Patrol in the reserve division serving as a Captain responsible for over 45 officers. Patrick has earned the special distinction as a Field Training Officer. Patrick has served in multiple divisions including Uniform Patrol, the Gang Unit and Street Crimes/Narcotics. Patrick also served two years as a training officer at the Gallatin Police Department. He regularly works in the field, trains new deputies and teaches Defense Tactics to agencies throughout Tennessee at both the officer and at the instructor level.
Patrick has traveled to Israel to further his education in both Homeland Security Training as well as extensive Krav Maga Training. His Homeland Security Training has included Department of Homeland Security backed counter terrorism training in Israel and predictive profiling training in the United States. Patrick often conducts seminars and lectures nationwide on self-defense and vigilance training.
Patrick also has an extensive professional resume. He holds a Masters of Business Administration in Management & Finance from Christian Brothers University. He also holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from the University of Memphis and a Patrick continues to build on a 19 year technology consulting career. He is a Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank working as a Senior Technology Project Manager in the Technology Operations Group.
Patrick routinely provides lectures and consulting to companies and organizations nationwide. From small groups to auditoriums full of people Patrick has lectured on subjects ranging from self-preservation and self-defense concepts to vigilance and awareness principles.