My name is Panagiotis Pierrakos. Martial arts practicing was something that attracted me from a young age but I took my first steps in Shaolin Kung Fu in 1991 with ShiFu Grigoris Grigoriou

A year later, alongside my studies in America (De Kalb, Illinois), I started training with ShiFu Arthur Berry, a student of Chin HoYin, a self-exiled Shaolin monk. With ShiFu Berry I studied Northern Shaolin, Chin na and Green Dragon Tai Praying Mantis for the next 4.5 years under which I also got my black belt (I am a member of the American Kung-Fu Association since 1996).

During this time, I often visited Greece where I was introduced to modern Wu Shu (*Chinese Martial Arts) by G. Grigoriou, a German champion at the time and student of the Chinese Master Yuan Xi. Master Yuan Xi was a professor at Tianjin Sports University and in charge of the university's Wu Shu team. With these supplies I competed in open United States championships, earning over time not only trophies and honors, but also the position of the Referee in many of them.

Upon my return to Greece, I enriched my knowledge near G. Grigoriou, and participated in championships and demonstrations as a member of his demonstration team.

Το 1998 – 2000, ανέλαβα τη διδασκαλεία μαθητών στο Γυμναστήριο “Champion” (πλησίον Πλ. Βάθης) διδάσκοντας Wu Shu.

Από το 1999 έως το 2001 ανέλαβα την προεδρεία του Α.Σ.Α. «Ο Μονομάχος» προσπαθώντας για την καλύτερη προαγωγή του wu shu στη χώρα μας.

In April 2002 I signed an agreement for the representation in Greece, Cyprus and Italy with of the largest Martial Arts schools in China, the "Shongjiang Wushu School" for the exchange of students and educational missions in China.

In December 2002, I presented to the Greek public, in Athens and Patras, a 20-member group of Chinese athletes from the province of Henan, the birthplace of Shaolin Kung Fu, who demonstrated their expertise in Shaolin Kung Fu and "hard" Qi Gong.

In June 2003, I followed as a Tour Leader and trained with the Shaolin Monks (invited as part of the Cultural Olympiad), and especially connected with Elder Monks Zheng Shuji (Shi Deshu) and Zhang Jisheng.

From the year 2004 I started teaching Yang Tai Ji Quan at the Sports club "O Kronos" in Kallithea. At the same time, from that moment on, I started private lessons to teachers of other martial art styles in order to let the general public know the beauty of Tai Chi.

In 2012, continuing my studies in Chinese martial arts in Greece, I received the Black Belt in Wu Shu Kung Fu.

To 2014 είχα την τύχη μετά από πολυετή αναζήτηση να ξεκινήσω τη μαθητεία στο Chen Tai Chi υπό την καθοδήγηση του Πλούταρχου Βλαχόπουλου, μαθητή του Grand Master Liming Yue, από τη γεννεαλογική γραμμή του συνεχιστή του συστήματος GM Chen Zhenglei.

Το 2016 παρακολούθησα το πρώτο σεμινάριο με το Master Chen Bing.  Η διδασκαλία του ήταν πραγματικά αυτό που λένε «έφτασα στην πηγή» … μόνο που εγώ ήπια νερό και μετά δεν υπήρχε άλλος δρόμος. .. Με ανυπομονησία παρακολούθησα όλα τα σεμινάριά του, το 2017, το 2018 και το 2019 κι έκτοτε ακολουθώ τον τρόπο διδασκαλίας του.

Ο Master Chen Bing είναι ο επίσημος συνεχιστής της γενεαλογίας Chen , απόγονος του Chen Wang Ting και ανηψιός του παγκοσμίως γνωστού «ζωντανού θησαυρού» της ΛΔ της Κίνας Chen Xiao Wang!

In 2019, the dream came true and I went for study in China with the aim of training hard and deepen my knowledge in Taiji. I stayed at Master Chen Bing's Academy for almost a month in ChenJiaGou Village, Henan Province where the art of Tai Ji Quan was born.

Knowledge Overview

  • Traditional Chinese Martial Arts - Northern Shaolin Quan, Green Dragon Tai Praying Mantis, Chen Tai Ji Quan.
  • Contemporary Chinese Wu Shu - Chang Quan (Northern Style), Nan Quan (Southern Style), Yang Tai Ji Quan
  • Chin Na (Locking Techniques with Pressure Points attack)
  • Semi-Contact, Street fighting (Combat Applications of Chinese Martial Arts)

Additional Knowledge and Seminars

  • Σεμινάριο Yang Tai Ji Quan με το Σαολίν Μοναχό Zhang Jisheng.
  • Φόρμες Yang Tai Ji Quan & Tai Ji Jian (Τάι Τσι Ίσιο Σπαθί) από τον Loe Hoyer Εθνικό Προπονητή Wu Shu της Ολλανδίας
  • Chen Tai Ji Seminars (Xing Jia Yi Lu, Lao Jia Yi Lu, Qi Gong with GMaster Liming Yue in Greece and Rome, Italy.
  • Wing Chun από τον George Kontras
  • Kali Eskrima από τον Nick Papadakis (U.S. California “Dog Brothers Martial Arts”)
  • Shotokan Karate with Bill Kreda & Doug Overton (De Kalb, IL, USA)
  • Kick Boxing with Rocky Trouman (Sugar Grove, IL, USA)


  • Numerous trophies in open championships of America between 1992-'96.
  • Black Belt Champion in weapon forms, as well as in Semi-contact sparring in De Kalb County, IL.
  • Judge in US martial arts championships.
  • Silver Medal in Short Weapon forms and Silver Medal in Long Weapon forms in National championship of the Hellenic Wu Shu Kung Fu Federation in 1998.
  • Black Belt Champion in Long Weapon forms, Thessaloniki, 1998.
  • Champion in Chinese weapons, International Championship Athens, 2002.
  • Third Duan from the Hellenic Wu Shu Kung Fu Federation.

Assistant instructor of self-defense seminars for Bright Security Services employees.

Today I specialize in Chen Tai Ji Quan (pronounced Chen Tai Tzi Chuan), constantly increasing my knowledge because I believe that practicing Martial Arts is a never-ending learning process.