Self Defense Programs

At Combat Mindset, we teach a functional system of self defense that combines philosophies from combative arts such as Muay Thai and Krav Maga. By doing so, we offer self defense classes for women that are packed with practical skills and intuitive techniques you can perform instantly.

The result? You’ll never have to become a statistic.

To the team here at Combat Mindset, fitness and strength matter, but they aren’t everything. Instead, you must learn the proper techniques and use the specifics of any scenario to your advantage. This means that no matter the size of the opponent or other compromising qualities, you’ll be ready.

The functional self defense program at Combat Mindset 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.

Learn. From someone who's been there, done that.

Most ‘self defense experts' – have no practical experience. They watch videos or read manuals in their parent's basement… and then are magically certified to teach you.

That's not very practical. Or very safe!

Our founder and training director, Michael Saad, has spent the better part of the last 2 decades learning how to keep people safe – and learning how to teach people… in real-life, not from an online “certification” course.

From Thailand to Israel, and from Philippines to Dubai – he has went to the source of many combative systems to be able to bring it to you.

Simple to Use. Easy to Remember.

Two qualities that are vital for anyone in need of self defense techniques that will not only be learned, but remembered and applied as well.

All too often, women’s self defense classes focus only on specific scenarios, such as dating and domestic violence. However, it’s important for you to solve personal safety concerns whether in the event of an attack, street crime or another violent encounter.

And, at Combat Mindset, we’re passionate about using our innovative approach to functional self defense by creating a class specifically for women.

rePowerment. With no strings attached.

Self defense programs regularly promise ‘empowerment,’ especially when it comes to women. But, what does that actually mean? Most programs can’t define it, let alone deliver on their promise to do so.

At Combat Mindset, we take a different approach.

Combat Mindset prioritizes practical, reality-based combat training where you’ll learn how to use your strengths to prey on the mental and physical weaknesses of your assailant.

The result? True rePowerment and peace of mind, no matter the situation you find yourself in. To us, rePowerment means consistently building upon lessons to develop skills that will make you successful in an attack.

While you may start with little or no skills, you'll leave each day more confident and secure – ready to take on most anything.

Our training program will give you the mental, physical and tactical tools you need to survive in the real world and is packed with a dedication to the fundamentals, giving you a foundation of skills and knowledge you can apply in your everyday life.

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.