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John L. Terry, III

Executive Director

John has a passion for family safety, having served as a law enforcement chaplain and seeing the aftermath of victimization, and founded the Fighting Back Institute in 2009 after serving 3 years as a regional director for the National Security Alliance.  An accomplished martial arts/self-defense instructor, John was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame for his “kid-safe” and “women-safe” advocacy work across the nation in August, 2008.

John has conducted hundreds of workshops in school, camp, church, civic and community settings, focusing on danger awareness education, victimization avoidance, and practical self-defense techniques.  He is also a a regular media contributor on a variety of personal safety issues.