|Birth Day||June 12, 1980|
|Birth Place||Caracas, Venezuela|
|Age||42 YEARS OLD|
Venezuelan karate practitioner known for success in kata competitions. He won a gold medal in the 2010 and 2012 World Championships and has a well-documented rivalry with Italian karateka Luca Valdesi. He practices Shito-ryu karate.
Although his success and international renown has come from kata, he first started competing in kumite, a much more combat-based form of competition.
Both of his parents practiced karate and he's said that he began emulating his father even before he started training.
He and Kazuyoshi Ishii both became known for their karate prowess.