Our Team

David Duran

  • Sensei David Duran is the founder of AIKARA.
  • He began refining martial arts in Barcelona (Spain) formally at the age of 16.
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in Kyokushin Karate
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in Professional Karate.
  • 1st Degree Black Belt in Kick Boxing
  • USA IFK certified instructor.
  • He continues pursuits of excellence focusing specifically on Krav Maga & Kick Boxing disciplines.
  • March of 2015, Sempai David Duran departed his homeland and decided to share his knowledge of expertise and expand the disciplines.
  • After holistically collaborating with other local Chief Masters and Instructors, Sempai David Duran invites those of the disciplines and various Masters of pursuits to understand what “PROJECT AIKARA” is. 

Fely Gimenez

  • 9 times Argentina national champion
  • Latin American Champion
  • Bronze medal in Bolzen, Olympic Classified in Seoul 1988 and Bronze medal in the Colorado
  • Open Japan Full Contact Grand Slam champion
  • Gold medal in Nikolay (Russia)
  • Gold medal in Nagano (Japan)
  • Lucio Farias world boxing championship OMB coach
  • International expert in Israeli art defense
  • Coach for military commands in USA, Italy, Israel and Russia
  • Author of traditional Japanese technical teaching method
  • 4th black belt degree in JUDO
  • 4th black belt degree in AIKIDO
  • 6th black belt degree in JIU JITSU


  • 1st degree Black Belt in World Oyama Karate awarded by the late Soshu Shigeru Oyama in 2002.
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