Every 90 seconds in America,
someone is sexually assaulted.

This adds up to over 22 million women in the United States
who have been raped in their lifetime

These are startling statistics, to say the least. And while there are plenty of other crimes committed against women, it goes without saying that rape is the #1 concern to m​ost.

There are two main issues with this crime: It is often committed by someone the victim knows and the numbers aren’t slowing down. Luckily, there’s a way to prevent becoming a victim, whether you know the assailant or not: Self defense.

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.


These three words embody what most people want out of life. Don't you think it's time you enjoy all three?


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Combat Mindset delivers these three goals and more.

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.

No Martial Arts Skills Required

Our methods are easy to remember, and easy to execute, without years of training.

Ideal for Moms, Students and Groups

Geared towards women, our techniques can be effectively used by most anyone.

Real World Applications

Our aggressive street-tested solutions help you end a conflict as quick as possible.

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.

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 empowerment and peace of mind, no matter the situation you find yourself in.

To us, empowerment 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.

Functional Self Defense
for the Real World

Just because we’re serious about self defense training doesn’t mean you won’t have fun along the way. In fact, our training environment combines high-energy, certified trainers with innovative, fun techniques to deliver the skills you need to succeed.

The best part is that after attending classes for just a few months, you’ll have the confidence to go wherever life takes you without being fearful of what could happen. That’s a great feeling.

Through confidence and muscle memory, you’ll be prepared for anything. And, because every movement is easy-to-learn and execute at the drop of a hat, you’re never going to feel flustered should you need to apply your skills.

Adrenaline Stress Training

Each of our classes include Adrenaline Stress Training, a skill that plays an integral role in any self defense education.

Through our use of Impact Reduction Training Suits, you can fully immerse yourself in simulated attacks, enjoying full range of motion and contact feedback that makes it simple to improve.

By teaching defensive techniques to counter a violent attack of any nature and teaching you to channel your inner aggression, you won’t ever feel unprepared. Again.

You don’t need to learn katas or forms that won’t play a role in actual conflict. Our 100% self defense curriculum is based on decades of research and core combat system training, meaning you’ll learn everything you need to know in an environment that is safe, friendly and fun.

Goodbye Uniforms and Rituals

Hello Practical, Real World Self Defense Skills.

At Combat Mindset, we don’t have rituals or perform katas in our self defense training programs. We don’t even require uniforms. Why? You may ask…

Because none of that matters when you’re the victim of a violent attack.

We concentrate solely on the most current, effective training styles to get you results. By fostering an environment of motivation and accountability, our team keeps you coming back – better each time you walk through the door.

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