Deb Ballard



Certificates and Degrees

Debra Ballard

  • Certified Thai Massage Therapist (TTMS Society- Phuket, Thailand)
  • 2nd Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
  • Purple Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • 1st Kyu Aiki Ju Jitsu
  • Trained in Muay Thai Kickboxing, (Thailand)



Mrs. Ballard started training in the martial arts in 2004. She currently holds the rank of 2nd Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo, Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (under Michael DesRosiers, JJB), 1st Kyu in Aiki Ju Jitsu, she has trained in Muay Thai Kickboxing both in the U.S. & in Thailand. Mrs. Ballard is a Certified Thai Massage Therapist (TTMS Society - Phuket, Thailand). She functions as UFAI’s Owner & General Manager, along with being a multi-class instructor. She is the Co-Creator of the “Empowerment Through Self-Defense” Community Outreach Seminars, (2016) and our Kid’s program director.