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.

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.

More importantly, it gives our clients the confidence to take on their daily lives without safety being a concern.

Whether you’re a business professional taking on city streets or have a child who is regularly facing bullies, Combat Mindset is a functional system that prepares everyone for real world, violent (and nonviolent) threats. We offer the guidance necessary to ensure you’re developing proper technique while empowering you to discover your most confident self.

Located in Garland Texas, we provide the Dallas – Fort Worth area with 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.

Join us to improve yourself both mentally and physically, all without the distractions of a big box gym or traditional martial arts program. But trust us… just because we eliminate distractions doesn’t mean we skip the essentials.

  • Want to lose weight?
  • Want to get stronger and fitter?
  • Want to feel better about yourself?
  • Want to not feel like a victim?

You’re in the right place!

Unlike any other 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 and fitness 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.

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
  • Accessible For Everyone
  • Multiple Training Options

Whether you can drop by our Garland studio 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.

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