driven by self transformation
Dawud has been actively involved in physical fitness his whole life having spent the early part of his life focused on football, ultimately playing on both a collegiate and semi-professional level. He enlisted into the United States Army in 1999 gaining the rank of Sergeant quickly because of his leadership skills and work ethic. He left the Army behind in 2005 and began a career as a personal trainer working for several high end gyms throughout NYC. In 2010 he left the corporate gym to pursue his own fitness business. After years of training clients he felt there was something missing so he went back to school and attained both an Associates Degree in Massage Therapy and a Tai Chi Instructors Certificate from The New York College of Health Professions. After finishing Massage school he then enrolled in a 200HR Kemetic Yoga instructors course through YogaSkills School of Kemetic Yoga. Shortly after that Dawud launched Blak Star Fine a complete wellness initiative. Dawud is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist, a certified Personal Trainer, a certified Tai Chi instructor and a certified Kemetic Yoga instructor (CKYT-200).