Michael Patrick
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Dragon Tactical International

Michael Patrick

BACKGROUND: Civilian, Law Enforcement, Instructor, Gov’t Employee / Contractor

30 Years Instructing

PH: 423 552 3218

Available Courses

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Armed Response to Active Shooter: Level 1
Great for church security teams or the i…
Basic, Active Shooter Response Training, Scenario Based Training, Virtual Simulation Basic
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Basic Tactical Medicine
Learn life-saving skills hands-on
Basic, Tactical Casualty Care (TCCC / TECC) Basic
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Defensive Handgun: Level 1
Practical handgun skills
Intermediate Intermediate
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Defensive Handgun: Level 2
Practical handgun shooting
Advanced Advanced
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Escapology: Counter-Trafficking Tactics
Don't become a victim of Human Trafficki…
Basic, Specialty Other Basic
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Every Day Carry (EDC)
Open to anyone who wants to carry a fire…
Basic, Concealed Carry Training, Virtual Simulation Basic
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Introduction to Firearms
Increase general firearms knowledge rega…
Basic Basic
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Practical Unarmed Self Defense
Self Defense for the real world!
Basic, Specialty Other Basic
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Tactical Rifle Foundations
Introduction to the AR-15 Rifle
Basic, Rifle Basic
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Tactical Rifle: Level 1
AR-15, M-4, and AK-47
Intermediate, Rifle Intermediate
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Tactical Rifle: Level 2
AR-15, M-4, and AK-47
Advanced, Rifle Advanced
Next class: Jul 13
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TN Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit
Concealed or open carry permit / Handgun…
Basic, Concealed Carry Training, Concealed Carry License, Constitutional / Permitless Carry Basic
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Warrior Woman
Unarmed combatives and firearms for wome…
Basic, Scenario Based Training, Women's Only Courses, Virtual Simulation, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge), Combatives / Less Lethal Basic
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About Dragon Tactical International

Mike Patrick has been involved with personal defense training for over 35 years.  He began training in Martial Arts and has risen to the level of Professor / Grandmaster and has been inducted in the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

His firearms training led to him founding Dragon Tactical International, a division of Dragon Society International (DSI).  DSI has instructors all over the globe.  Although Mr. Patrick calls Greeneville, Tennessee home, he travels and teaches extensively around the country and internationally.  He is well known as an expert in combative skills and his ability to teach.

Mr. Patrick is also recognized as an Active Shooter instructor and regularly teaches both armed and unarmed response for civilians and Law Enforcement.  He routinely works with church security teams and corporations to ensure they are prepared to respond to critical events.

In recent years, he has added basic trauma training via Stop the Bleed and other tactical medicine courses, which he now instructs.

Not only are his classes informative but also fun.  

Mr. Patrick is married with 4 children and 1 grandchild.

Courses Taught

Concealed Carry Training, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Rifle, Shotgun, NRA Courses, Active Shooter Response Training, In Home Defense Training, Church / Business - Safety / Security, Scenario Based Training, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge), Women's Only Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual), LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Virtual Simulation, Seminars / Lectures, Combatives / Less Lethal, Stop the Bleed, Tactical Casualty Care (TCCC / TECC)

Class Instructors

Bill Adams

Bill Adams

Certified NRA Instructor with 40+ years of experience with teaching Personal Defense.

Mike Besser

Mike Besser

Certified NRA Instructor and former Law Enforcement Officer.

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  • Tennessee POST Police Firearms Instructor
  • Tennessee Handgun Instructor
  • Tennessee POST Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Founder of the CombatiX training system which combines firearms and unarmed tactics
  • Tennessee POST Active Shooter Instructor
  • Active Shooter Response via FLETC / DHS
  • Advanced Israeli Active Shooter Response
  • Armed Active Shooter Instructor
  • Civilian Response to an Active Shooter (CRASE) Instructor
  • Tactical Medical (TacMed) Instructor via FLETC / DHS
  • Stop the Bleed Instructor from the American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Non Lethal Training Ammunition (NLTA) Instructor
  • Scenario-Based Force on Force (UTM, Simunitions, and Airsoft) Instructor
  • Security Consultant for businesses, schools, and places of worship
  • Law Enforcement Trainer
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for a variety of topics
  • Trained by Federal Law Enforcement agencies
  • Certified Reserve Police Officer
  • Martial Arts Professor / Grandmaster
  • 8th Degree Black Belt Isshinryu Karate
  • 8th Degree Black Belt Torite Jutsu
  • 8th Degree Black Belt Okinawan Kempo
  • 7th Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do
  • Inductee in World Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Instructor of the Year
  • Published Author of 7 books, multiple magazine articles, hundreds of DVDs and videos
  • Featured International Instructor

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Cancellation Policy

All classes must be canceled no later than 15 days prior to the day of class. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of deposits.

Should you discover that you are unable to attend on a date inside the 15-day refund cut off, you may transfer your registration to another designated attendee or apply the registration payment toward any other Dragon Tactical event which you are eligible to attend.  This course must cccur within 12 months following the originally scheduled event.  Requests to have paid registration fees applied to the new event must be received no less than 15 days prior to the opening date of the event.

Reschedule Policy

If you need to reschedule a class, please contact us as soon as possible to reschedule, preferably no later than 15 days before class to avoid loss of deposit.  Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis.

Refund Policy

If you cancel your registration for a course 15 days before the scheduled class date, you will be refunded the full amount of the course.  If cancellation is made within 15 days, the student may forfeit a refund.

If the instructor must cancel the course at any time, all students will be refunded the full amount.

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Dragon Tactical International - Hold Harmless / Liability Waiver Form

To the best of my knowledge, I am in good physical condition and fully able to participate in this course. I

am fully aware of the risks and hazards connected with the participation in Firearms Training, including

physical injury or even death, and herby elect to voluntarily participate in said event, knowing that the

associated physical activity may be hazardous to me and my property. I VOLUNTARILY ASSUME FULL


INCLUDING DEATH, that may be sustained by me, or loss or damage to property owned by me, as a

result of participation in this course. I further certify that I am at least 18 years of age. If under 18, my

parent/guardian is the below signed.


International, Mike Patrick, Bill Adams, Mike Besser, their officers, servants, agents, and employees

(hereinafter referred to as RELEASEES) from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions and causes of

action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be

sustained by me, or to any property belonging to me, while participating in physical activity, or while on or

upon the premises where the event is being conducted. 

It is my expressed intent that this release and hold harmless agreement shall bind the members

of my family and spouse, if I am alive, and my heirs, assigns and personal representative, if I

am deceased, and shall be deemed as a RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE, and CONVENTION TO

SUE the above named RELEASEES. I hereby further agree that this Waiver of Liability and Hold

Harmless Agreement shall be constructed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee.

In signing this release, I acknowledge and represent that I HAVE READ THE FOREGOING Waiver

of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement, UNDERSTAND IT AND SIGN IT VOLUNTARILY as my

own free act and deed; no oral representations, statements or inducements, apart from the foregoing

written agreements have been made; and I EXECUTE THIS RELEASE FOR FULL, ADEQUATE AND




I hereby grant permission to the rights of my image, likeness and sound of my voice as recorded on audio

or video tape without payment or any other consideration. I understand that my image may be edited,

copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product

wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or

related to the use of my image or recording. I also understand that this material may be used in diverse

settings within an unrestricted geographic area.

By signing this release, I understand this permission signifies that photographic or video recordings of me

may be electronically displayed via the Internet or in any other setting. There is no time limit on the

validity of this release nor is there any geographic limitation on where these materials may be distributed.

This release applies to photographic, audio or video recordings collected as part of the sessions.

By signing this form, I acknowledge that I have completely read and fully understand the above release and

agree to be bound thereby. I hereby release any and all claims against any person or organization.

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