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What is Combat Mindset?

Combat Mindset™ is a functional self defense training program that has been researched, developed and refined over the last two decades by international security consultant Michael Saad using techniques and philosophies from various combat art styles including: Krav Maga, Muay Thai and the United States Modern Army Combatives Program.

It delivers results other self defense programs can’t.

With a heavy concentration on real-world situations, survival scenarios and extremely efficient and brutal counter-attacks, along with realistic fight training and grappling techniques, the tactics used in our self defense programs are easily taught, learned and executed with very little effort.

This is because we focus on the natural reactionary movements people automatically perform while under stress. In real life situations, this eliminates hesitation and thought and delivers an automatic response that will keep you, and those around you, safe.

Combat Mindset Studio

Located in Mesquite Texas, we provide self defense, fitness and athlete performance training by enthusiastic, certified instructors to create a wholly unique experience. This enables you to achieve an optimal personal security posture, no matter where you are or the problem at hand.

The beauty of our program is that you choose your own path. No matter your age or whether you’re a child, woman or man, you’ll quickly master the self defense techniques and execute your skills with authority under the careful guidance of our instructors.

The best part? You’ll not only develop the knowledge that will help keep you and your loved ones safe, you’ll get an awesome workout as well!

Real World Training Scenarios

Empowerment and Confidence

About Combat Mindset Studio Features

Accessible For Everyone

Multiple Training Options

Whether you live in the Dallas – Fort Worth area and can attend regular classes offered 7 days per week or are located across the globe on another continent and want to take a trip to come train with us, you can take advantage of Combat Mindset. With certified instruction and a no-frills approach to self defense and fitness, you’ll always be prepared for whatever life throws at you.

Functional Self Defense

the way it should be

We’re a ‘meat and potatoes’ kind of training center with proven techniques and a raw, workhorse approach. Join us to improve yourself both mentally and physically, all without the distractions of a traditional martial arts program.

But trust us… just because we eliminate distractions doesn’t mean we skip the essentials. Unlike any other self defense training center you’ve ever experienced, our Studio gives you everything you need, none of what you don’t:

  • Focused Instruction: Our results-driven, high-energy, self defense programs are taught in small class sizes, ensuring you receive the attention necessary to execute techniques with skill and confidence.
  • Multiple Formats and Programs: We utilize motivation, accountability and performance-based training programs to foster a unique combination of skills that translate into real-world application.
  • Carefully Constructed Environment: We’ve designed our training to be both safe and fun, making it simple to nurture your growing arsenal of skills.
  • Success, No Matter Who You Are: Our innovative training program is designed for everyone, from the young adult, to the seasoned cop. Your success is guaranteed if you show up! Your only job is to put in the work—we do the rest.

Tired of Feeling Like a Victim?

you are not alone.

From birth, most of us are conditioned that it’s bad to harm someone, regardless of the reason. We’re taught to turn the other cheek and let everything work itself out. Things will get better. Everything is not as bad as it first appears. This naïve way of thinking can get you hurt… It quite possibly will get you killed.

The potential for danger is real every time you leave your home, but also even if you’re in your home. And, if you’re like most people, you’re curious about gaining confidence and developing an edge to successfully recognize a threat or confront an attack.

But most importantly…
you don’t like feeling like a victim and you refuse to be one.

A Violent Crime Occurs Every 26.2 Seconds

and it could easily happen to you.

We never believe we’ll be the victim of a violent crime. But with a new violent crime happening every 26.2 seconds in the United States, you can’t assume that it will happen to everyone else but never to yourself.

So, what would you do if you were the victim of a violent attack? Scream? Panic? Freeze? Have you ever considered not only what you would do, but what you can and should do?

At Combat Mindset, we believe every individual, regardless of gender, size or age can and should be able to respond to any attack. And whether this results in confrontation or simply knowing how to escape a violent situation, you’ll emerge from our self defense classes ready and able to take on whatever unfortunate situation life throws at you.

Feeling unprepared is a thing of the past.


Today, You're More Likely Than Ever Before

to be a victim of a violent crime.

Yearly crime statistics offer people a false sense of security by reporting on a definite time frame, restarting the ‘clock’ each year and allowing for police department fabrication, all in a vain attempt to make jurisdictions appear safer than they are.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics conducted a study, based on figures over a 9-year period, to calculate each person’s likelihood of being a victim of a violent crime in his or her lifetime.

The results are nothing short of shocking:

  • 1 in 12 women will be the victim of rape or attempted rape.
  • 1 out of every 133 Americans will become a murder victim.

The study was done in 1987, using figures from 1975-1984, when times were, well, much safer. And now, 30 years later? You can only imagine the increase in danger you’re likely to encounter on a daily basis.

Join Combat Mindset and take control over your personal safety and the situations you’re practically guaranteed to encounter. There’s no reason not to.

Ready to Transform Your Life?

Violence - and Murder - Happens

whether on a plane or at the local convenience store, you could become a victim.

September 11, 2001 forever changed the way wolves and sheep were defined, and it changed the way communities should think. Before 9/11, it was standard practice to allow air-jackers to do their thing because – aircraft would land and you would be released. Granted, there were times when this didn’t happen. However, it wasn’t done intentionally and it certainly wasn’t systematically planned with razor-like precision to commit mass-murder on a nation.


Fast forward to your daily life.

Let’s say, just like with the 9/11 terrorists, you’re in a convenience store to grab a gallon of milk. In walks a guy (or gal) going to rob the place. You think: Ok, this sucks, but they’ll be on their way as soon as they get the loot. Next thing you know: BOOM! The clerk is shot in the head and the newly minted murderer’s attention now focuses on their next victim. You.

You need to be prepared for these daily threats, whether in your local neighborhood or on a plane in route to your destination.

Arm yourself with the knowledge and skills that can do just that: Combat Mindset.