Panagiotis Agrios Sensei 5th Dan Aikikai
Panagiotis Agrios was born in Athens in 1975. From a young age he started playing sports by boxing, while his first contact with the field of martial arts was with judo at the age of 17. Athlete of the Panhellenic Gymnastics Club, he studied with Athanasios Kaparos.
After completing his studies in the preservation of antiquities and completing his military service, he began to engage in the art of Aikido. The difference of aikido in relation to what he had done so far, leads him to practice intensively with it. Shortly before becoming the holder of the black belt, he makes his first trip to Japan and remains an in-house student of Kazuo Igarashi Sensei. Returning to Greece, he has already realized how crucial it was for this trip and decides that he wants to pursue Aikido professionally.
George Alesios, 3rd Dan Aikikai
George Alessios was born in 1975. He was first acquainted with the world of sports through Greco-roman wrestling and freestyle wrestling, which he practiced from 1984 to 1986. Following, he studied other martial arts and in the end, he chose Aikido.
Since 2004, he has been systematically training in the art of Aikido, where he holds the 3rd Dan. At the same time, he also trained in the art of Judo, next to Athanassios Kaparos Sensei and he has received the rank of 1st Dan.
He currently trains in Athens Bushido Center and teaches at Shuren Dojo.
Raphael Prifti Fukushidoin, 3rd Dan Aikikai
Raphael Prifti was born in 1989. He developed an interest in martial arts from a very young age. He has been practicing Aikido for the past 7 years, as it is the art which won him over so next to Panagiotis Agrios Sensei he reached the rank of Nidan (2nd Dan) Aikikai.
He has also received the title of Fukushidoin, a rank certifying that he can act as an assistant instructor, on an international level and teach at UAD dojos. In addition, he has been training in the Japanese art of swordmanship, Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu.
John Kouroutidis, 2nd Dan Aikikai
He was born in 1973 and was soon interested in various sports activities such as football, gym training, basketball and ping-pong. However, he was won over by the art of Aikido.He has been training in Aikido for 7 years, next to Panos Agrios with whom he collaborated in order to teach Aikido to the female inmates of the Thiva penitentiary facilities, within the framework of the respective volunteering program organised by KETHEA, the Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals.John has a black belt and received the rank of 2nd Dan (Nidan) Aikikai while training in Katori shinto ryu as well.
Dimitris Anagnostopoulos, 1st Dan Aikikai
From a very young age, Dimitris was particularly keen on sports, especially track and field sports. He was first introduced in martial arts, later on in his life, when in 2007, at age 25 and as a PhD student, by Stelios Kotsios, Associate Professor in the School of Economic and Political Sciences, who used to teach Aikido at the Athens University gym. From the very first moment he set his foot on the tatami, he loved this art which has been ever since a way of life for him. In 2011, he visited Panagiotis Agrios Sensei’s dojo (Athens Bushido Center – ABC) where he has been training systematically since then. While at ABC dojo, he received the title of Fukushidoin and in May 2015, the rank of Shodan. The past few years, Panagiotis Agrios Sensei has offered Dimitris the rare opportunity to accompany him as jyoshu during his national and international seminars but also in other dojos where he teaches, apart from ABC.
Ion Florea Manica, 1ο Dan Aikikai
Ion Florea Manica was born in 1975. Judo was the first martial art he ever practiced; he was later introduced to aikido and the first time was enough for him to understand that aikido was different compared to any other martial art he had tried thus far, so he decided to pursue it.
Within the 5 years that followed, due to the intensive practice at Athens Bushido Center he successfully passed the exams to receive a black belt and the rank of Shodan (1st Dan). On the same, he also successfully graduated the instructors’ school and became a Fukushidoin. Ever since, he keeps practicing at Athens Bushido Center while contributing in the development of aikido.
Chalaris Konstantinos, 2nd Dan Aikikai
Born in 1989, Halaris Constantinos has been involved in various sports, including basketball, swimming and polo. His first contact with the martial arts field was with Aikido where he immediately saw in it a fine art with a wide range of possibilities. He has been involved with Aikido for the last 6 years, and has reached the rank of Sodan (2nd Dan) Aikikai.
Giorgos Kanellopoulos, 1ο Dan Aikikai
George Kanellopoulos was born in 1975. For the last 6 years he has been dealing with that at the Athens bushido center. In 2019, after examinations, the 1st Dan aikikai was awarded.
She was born in Athens. Her hobbies are dancing and traveling. She started learning Aikido in 2016.
He was born in 1980 and was involved in sports from an early age, with sports such as Greco-Roman wrestling, judo, sambo. He participated in several competitions in these sports until he came into contact with aikido. His first contact with aikido was in 1994, and really excited by this art he decided to follow it. Along the way, he has trained in several aikido schools until he ended up at the Athens Bushido Center in 2018, where he trains systematically until now! In 2022 he reached the rank of Shodan (1st Dan) Aikikai.