Glasgow Aikido Club

We are members of Aikido UK , which aims to cultivate and develop the co-ordination of mind and body using the principles of Ki. It was founded in May 2000 by Sensei William Andrew. The head instructor of our club is Sensei Richard Firestone (5th Dan) who is assisted by his two instructors James Kennedy 4th Dan and Ronnie Smith 4th Dan.

Aikido empty hand forms, Bokken, Jo and tanto techniques are all taught as well as self defense and how to deal with multiple attackers. We also cover the principles of Ki – with mind and body coordination.

Where do we train?

Kelvin Hall
1445 Argyle Street
Glasgow, G3 8AW
United Kingdom

Our coaching team

Sensei Richard Firestone – 5th Dan Aikido, 2nd Dan Karate, 1st Dan Iaido

Sensei Firestone started martial arts practice in Judo when 8 years old. Moving to Karate when the judo club closed.

After 10 years of Karate practice Sensei Firestone become intrigued by Aikido and in his first class, the teacher Sensei Andrew, threw him to the ground and he had never felt so much power before. He became Sensei Andrew’s Otomo (assistant), and learnt not just the technical aspects of Aikido but the true essence of Ki in daily life.

Sensei Firestone started the Kelvin Hall Aikido Club in 2004.

Glasgow Aikido Club
Kelvin Hall
1445 Argyle Street
Glasgow, G3 8AW
United Kingdom