Self Defense Boot Camp

May 13 - July 8 2019


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What You'll Learn in this Training...

  • How to avoid being a target
  • The “Illusion of Safety”
  • Verbally, mentally and psychologically dealing with confrontation
  • The power of body language and non-verbal cues
  • Effective tips on how to be safer and more aware
  • Safety items and how to use your cell phone as an “invisible friend”
  • Learning how to use your voice
  • How, when and where to strike
  • Learning over 23 strikes from head to toe
  • What to do from the floor and how to handle attacks from behind
  • Escape from grabs and chokeholds
  • Specific locations: Elevators, streets, subways, dates, bars, taxis, etc.

​You never know what life will throw at you

​but you owe it to your loved ones to at least be able to throw back!

About Michael Saad

One of the most sought after coaches in the world for his hands-on approach to self-defense, Michael Saad is a no-nonsense international security consultant, an easy to follow self-defense instructor and an entertaining, dynamic and knowledgeable speaker that never fails to deliver.

An authority in self-defense, Michael combines the physical aspects of self-protection with the mental process of personal development to create a solid Combat Mindset to help you overcome trauma, become a hard target for attackers… and just become a stronger person.

What people say

​The Combat Mindset Advantage

Combat Mindset® is a Self Defense, Fitness and Personal Training Studio located in Dothan Alabama that specializes in preparing you for the worst that life throws at you.

Developed over the last two decades by international security consultant Michael Saad, it eliminates distractions and focuses on practical, real world training that prepares people of all ages and backgrounds for confrontations or violent encounters.

1236 West Main Street
Dothan, Alabama  36301


Most frequent questions and answers

While the Boot Camp is mostly hands-on, you will never be expected to do any activity you are not comfortable with.

No. Our system works regardless of age, size, strength or physical fitness. You don't need any prior martial arts or self defense training for our methods to work

​If you have particular concerns (for example, a bad back or a chronic injury), consult with ​Michael during the orientation about how to adapt the skills for your situation.

​​There is no sparring or attempts to hit other participants. There is some physical contact through the execution of grabs and holds as well as the techniques to overcome them.

​​​We encourage you to wear clothes that are easy to move in, but no special preparation is necessary.

​Our classes are designed to be fun and engaging, even though we deal with serious topics, and go through a range of atmospheres.


At times, it's highly focused and serious. At other times it's goofy and fun. We try to create a good mixture of both so you learn a lot while having fun.