In 1998 when Argiris was in the army, he discovered Brazilian jiu-jitsu during a hand-to-hand sparing with his coach. Despite of his long experience in karate (15 years of practice which might be at the origin of his nickname “Senseï”), he was submitted with a choke without really understanding how. Surprised and impressed, he decided to find out more about jiu-jitsu. How? With some technics taught by the coach in the army but more especially with books and VHS sent to him by his brother who lives in the USA. From then on he developed his knowledge in BJJ with a few friends. To keep on progressing he was very keen to meet a Brazilian jiu-jitsu master. So he went to Birmingham in 2005 in the Gracie Barra academy directed by Braulio Estima who recently gave the black belt to Argiris.
- Open European Championship BJJ 2018 – Bronze Medal
- Open European Championship BJJ 2016 – Bronze Medal
- Open European Championship BJJ 2009 – Bronze Medal
- Open European Championship BJJ 2008 – Bronze Medal