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About Combat Mindset

Combat Mindset® is a mixed martial arts training & conditioning studio that specializes in all aspects of peak performance coaching for fighters, athletes and individuals that want to be better than they have ever been.

Most gyms cater to a broad base of clients or offer a specific fitness program for weight loss. We specialize in one type of client and offer him or her the tools to excel and get stronger in life and sport. 

about Michael Saad

The founder of Combat Mindset, Michael Saad, is an international security consultant and straight-forward Performance Coach that helps athletes, fighters and tactical operators become mentally and physically stronger.

What others have to say

Michael’s practical approach is inspiring. He actually cares about our well-being and teaches techniques that anyone can do with very little thought. Thank you so much Michael!
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One of the best programs I’ve ever been apart of. Not only do you get life-changing knowledge, but you also boost confidence to be able to handle almost any situation.
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In-Person Training

Combat Mindset® is a mixed martial arts training & conditioning studio that specializes in all aspects of peak performance coaching for fighters, athletes and individuals that want to be better than they have ever been.

Located in Dothan Alabama, our studio provides strength, Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu jitsu and personal training solutions in small group class, one-on-one sessions and multi-day training events.

Functional Training for the Serious Fighter.

Virtual Coaching

Every successful person has a Coach. It doesn't matter if its for business, athletics, life, work – a great Coach will give you the blueprint you need to level-up your goals and reach new ones.

Just because you can't train in Dothan Alabama, doesnt mean you can't benefit from the performance coaching offered by Michael.

Fight Camp

Our signature 6-14 Week advanced training program for fighters of all skill levels, Fight Camp consists of combat sports training, strength, conditioning, cage-specific Muay Thai and more to build you into a well-rounded fighter using our intense methods that work.

Pro Fighters utilize our full-immersion camp with your skills coaches without the distractions of your home turf... or we can handle it all to get you fight-ready.

iWarrior Guided Fitness

Want to train with Combat Mindset's methods, but not located in Dothan or prefer to train at a big-box gym like Crunch, Planet Fitness or Anytime Fitness?

The Blog

Regular updates, actionable content and insider tips on strength, sports performance and mental preparation to help you find your way.

Where were you on 9/11?

Everybody that was out of diapers on 9-11-2001 remembers where they were that morning. I was wrapping up an overnight shift and stopped what I was doing when the plane crashed into the first building. We watched the news, first thinking it was an accident. Then the second plane crashed

Are you REALLY too busy to workout... or just LAZY?

Are you REALLY too busy to workout… or just LAZY?

Being too busy to workout is the #1 excuse people give for not actually starting or reaching their goals. It doesn't matter if you're the CEO of a multi-billion-dollar company, a receptionist for that company or the owner of a local mixed martial arts training studio… We all have the

Around the World and Back

They say that once you’re a cop, it’s in your blood and always will be. As a former police officer, international security consultant and self-defense instructor, I know how important it is to develop – and maintain – your combat mindset for all areas of your life. During my 12-year