Giorgos Sardelis, born in 1976, in Athens, Greece, started with sports on a very early age (soccer, basketball and volleyball). He is a graduate of the Medical School of Belgrade, Serbia, (1995-2001) and specialized to Medical Microbiology/Biopathology and working for the largest hospital in Athens, Greece. He has also one year GP practice, in the Greek countryside with one month rotation in internal medicine and surgery respectively.

He started practicing Kick boxing in 1996, when he also tried the basics of boxing and Shotokan Karate. Later he also tried Judo. In 1998 started practicing Aikido and Ki development, under Goran Kurnik. He also practiced Aikikai Aikido for some time under Rank Lasitsa. In 1999, he met Sensei George Koliopoulos 6. Dan Aikikai Hombu Dojo and he entered the FukuShinKan dojo of Athens, becoming a full active member after completing his studies and returning to Greece in 2001. He also trained under Dimitris Georgiadis 4. Dan Aikikai Hombu Dojo, (student of Koliopoulos sensei) at the Zenshinkan dojo, Mytilene, Greece. In 2007 he acquired the 1st Dan Aikikai Hombu Dojo and in 2010 the 2nd Dan Aikikai Hombu Dojo.

In 2009, he established the website “Aikicosmos”, devoted to Aikikai Aikido and in 2016 he created a personal project called ‘Budo Greece’.

He became a member of the Aikido Tokaido Dojo in 2012 under the guidance of Petros Moulagiannis 5. Dan Aikikai Hombu Dojo and Nikos Klappas 4. Dan Aikikai Hombu Dojo and he is a founding member of the Hellenic Aikido Union under the technical direction of Michel Erb 6. Dan Aikikai Hombu Dojo- a personal student of Christian Tissier 8. Dan Aikikai Hombu Dojo, Shihan.

Throughout his training in Aikido, he has attended many seminars in Greece and abroad with senior instructors such as the great-grandson of the Founder, Waka-Sensei Mitsuteru Ueshiba, S. Sugawara Sensei, T. Mori Sensei and Y. Kobayashi Sensei from Aikikai Hombu and also the official of the International Aikido Federation P. Goldsbury Sensei, K. Izawa Sensei, W. Vriesman Sensei, and J. Rogers Sensei. He has also attended seminars under the instructions of C. Tissier, M. Ikeda, M. Minegishi, K. Igarashi, K. Shirakawa, T. Suga, D. Waite, T. Kuroki, U. Evenås, B. E. Olsen, W. Smith, G. Jones, P. Brady, P. Smith, M. Erb and P. Guillemin.

In 2016, Giorgos Sardelis made real an additional dream of his and started practicing Kendo at the Furyu Dojo Athens under the instructions of Spiros Drossoulakis Iaido 6. Dan, Kendo 4. Dan, Shotokan Karate 4. Dan - personal student of Oda Katsuo Iaido Hanshi 8. Dan, Kendo Kyoshi 7. Dan- and his assistants Apostolos Karagiannis Iaido 4. Dan, Kendo 4. Dan and Michael Padras Iaido 5. Dan, Kendo 4. Dan, Jodo 2. Dan.

Giorgos Sardelis loves photography, filmography, blogging, while he has built simple websites and creates event’s posters. He is also a studier of the Japanese martial arts history and culture. 

He attended the educational program "PHOTOGRAPHY: TECHNOLOGY AND BASIC TECHNIQUES" (academic year 2017-2018) and graduated on May 25th 2018 successfully from the Supplementary Distance Education Programme (E-Learning) of the Center of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning of the NATIONAL and KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY of ATHENS.

Personal project: Budo Greece http://www.budogreece.gr/
Website about Aikido: Aikicosmos http://www.aikicosmos.com/

Aikicosmos took its name according to the following perception: The Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei remained in the history of martial arts as the master of Aiki. Aikido is popular not just in Japan but throughout the world and thus it is continuously spreading internationally.

Aikicosmos is a non-profit, informational website, about the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Aikicosmos is headquartered in Athens, Greece. Aikicosmos was launched in 2009 to provide information regarding Aikido as created by the Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei and as Aikido is preserved and promoted by the Aikido Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba.

Aikicosmos transmits information about Aikido in Greek and in English.

Aikicosmos follows the legislation of the country in which it is based (Greece) and the legislation of the European Union.

Aikicosmos follows the International Regulations of the Aikido World Headquarters – Aikikai Foundation, Tokyo and the Statutes of the International Aikido Federation (IAF).

Aikicosmos recognizes the Doshu as the foremost authority on Aikido.

Aikicosmos recognized the Aikido World Headquarters - Aikikai Foundation, Tokyo, as the parent organization for the development and expansion of Aikido throughout the world.

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Aikicosmos does not follow other martial arts or other local, national or international organizations, which use the name of Aikido, away from the legitimacy, provided by the Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba.

Aikicosmos is a non-political, non-profit, informational media on aikido.

Aikicosmos does not discriminate between individuals, nationalities, races or religious beliefs.

The principal object of Aikicosmos is to support the actual practice of Aikido by providing information about Aikido as it is preserved and promoted by the Aikido Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba.

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Aikicosmos uses the English language.

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