About Combat Mindset


Combat Mindset was founded by international security consultant Michael Saad with the mission of providing clients a private, non-intimidating environment to work on fitness and personal safety goals with highly qualified and experienced trainers.

With a name like Combat Mindset, most people think we are a male dominated studio.

But, in reality, our client base – and our staff- are mostly women. Our name simply refers to the mental and physical conditioning necessary to face life's obstacles.

About Us
Combat Mindset is a self defense and personal training studio that specializes in preparing you for the worst that life throws at you.

Combat Mindset is more than a self defense philosophy, it’s a way of life.

Located in Dothan Alabama, we provide one-on-one and small group training for self defense and fitness by certified instructors to create a unique experience.

This enables you to achieve an optimal personal security posture, no matter where you are or the problem at hand. We’re a ‘meat and potatoes’ kind of training studio with proven techniques and a raw, workhorse approach.

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Our Philosophy
To be effective in the real world, you have to train for the real world.


We provide our clients with the confidence, knowledge, experience, support, and strategies you need to keep safe – with real world self defense training, to respond to a real world attack.

We don’t just talk about our philosophy, we deliver.

It’s our explicit purpose to ensure that our clients build their inner and outer strengths while having fun getting fit or learning self defense. Pretty much the only thing we can’t do is give you the drive and motivation to do it. That’s on you.

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None of the Frills, All of the Benefits
Our training programs are the best for one reason: We eliminate the distractions of traditional martial arts and fitness programming to teach men, women, and children of all ages what really matters: Essential, proven skills.
Focused Instruction
Our results-driven, high-energy, self defense and fitness programs are taught in small class sizes, ensuring you receive the attention necessary to execute techniques with skill and confidence.
Carefully Constructed Environment
We’ve designed our training to be both safe and fun, making it simple to nurture your growing arsenal of skills.
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.
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.

Take Control of Your Life


Joining Combat Mindset is about more than taking control over your health, safety, and well-being.

In fact, it’s about pushing yourself to your physical and mental limits to reach your full potential and feel great in the process.

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We help people, just like you, fight back when life happens.


A lot of places talk the talk, but Combat Mindset delivers with everything you need under one roof for the optimal training experience, starting off with a free one-on-one private training for all fitness and self defense programs

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Friendship & Accountability

At Combat Mindset, our community is our greatest strength. You’ll make lifelong friends to help inspire, challenge and motivate you. We train together, socialize together, inspire each other!

Tailored Programs

Every workout we offer is programmed and tailored specifically to your ability and fitness goals. That’s right! Every class! Whatever your fitness level we’ll tailor a program to help you to safely and steadily improve your fitness.

Specialized Coaching

Our professionally trained, expert coaches actively coach each class you attend. Personal coaching like this would normally cost a fortune at traditional gyms but is included with our memberships.

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Client Testimonials

The workshop was amazing! I learned I had been living with a false sense of security and the psychology of a crime can be even scarier than the crime itself…
Rosemary J
Rosemary Jreal estate agent
Very good classes. They teach real world applications for fighting and focus on situational fighting, rather than form alone.
Jessica K
Jessica Klegal assistant
Most people go through life without much thought about their personal safety, or what they would do in a bad situation. This class really opened my eyes.
Haylee J
Haylee Jstudent
We enrolled our daughter to protect herself for the rest of her life. As a parent, it’s the best life insurance policy out there. Thank you Michael!
Jason B
Jason Bparent
All Gyms are not created equalTry Us Out for $17.99 and see the difference
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