3rd Dan Aikikai Fukushidoin Aikikai of Greece
Yannis Sotiropoulos was born in 1989 and started practising at the age of fourteen years old at Aikido Athinon of the Aikikai of Greece Federation, under the senseis Janet Clift (6th Dan Aikikai) and Eamonn Devlin (5th Dan Aikikai).
He currently holds the rank of 3rd Dan Aikikai as well as the Fukushidoin title (Federal Instructor) of the Aikikai of Greece Federation, which is recognised by the International Aikido Federation as well as the Hombu Dojo of Japan.
He's been teaching since 2011 in the dojos of the federation (Aikido Athinon since 2011, N.T.U.A. since 2015, Aikido Geraka since 2013, Aikido Zen Martial Arts Pefkis since 2016) as well as in seminars all over Greece (Thessaloniki 2016, Syros 2016 and 2018, Kalamata 2017, Nafplio 2018).
He has participated in many seminars with world class senseis such as Yoji Fujimoto, Tsuruzo Miyamoto, Sheishiro Endo, Didier Boyet, Christian Tissier, Shigeru Sugawara, Yukimitsu Kobayashi, Tomohiro Mori, Donovan Waite, John Stevens, Chris Mooney, Gordon Jones, John Rogers, Robert Shavoca, Emilio Cardia, Juba Nour και Michael Ibers.