Master D. Persaud has been teaching as a Teacher at Universal Mixed Martial Arts Academy, The Liberty Ave, Queens location, since 2003. He has promoted dozens of students to Black Belt over the years. Many of his students have become, professionals and Business individuals in the community. His philosophy is to teach the True essence of Martial Arts, which is both physical and mental. A strong body with a strong mind. Building confidence to overcome adversities in life.

First and foremost, He teaches his students how to be a good human being, then a good Martial Artist. He does not believe in teaching just one style, which is restrictive. A good Martial Artist should know how to do boxing, wrestle , kick and punch. He incorporates the different Martial Arts styles such as Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Karate, Boxing, weapons and Grappling.

Master Persaud incorporates, nutrition, exercise and motivational speaking to help his students in all aspects of life. Such as health, social interactions and overcoming obstacles. ”Martial Arts teaches you how to be the best you can be, everyday in everyway”