Kelvin Hall

Sensei Richard Firestone @ Kelvin Hall

Sundays 18:30 - 20:00 & Wednesdays 20:15 – 21:45

About Us

We are an established aikido club that has been in operation since 2004. We have a variety of grades from white belt beginners to advanced black belts.

We train in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where new starts are always welcome anytime. Just head along wearing something comfortable or get in touch for further information.

For videos of the club, click here.

If you have any questions or would like more information about our classes, please get in touch:

E-mail: Mobile: 07792 389 116 Web: Facebook

Find Us

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

Further Information

Annual membership to Aikido UK (which includes a contribution towards administrative and insurance costs) is £22 for adults (age 18+) or £10 for juniors (ages 5-17).
After joining, adult class fees are paid monthly, and you can choose to either:

  1. Pay £20 per month for (the equivalent of) one practice per week, and £5 for any additional classes after this.
  2. Pay £35 per month for unlimited practices at any club in Aikido UK.

About the Instructor

Sensei FirestoneSensei Firestone was born in 1980 and started practicing martial arts at the young age of 8 years old, where he went to Judo. The club stopped running so his mother sent him to the Karate class. He rose through the ranks and achieved his 2nd Dan in 1998.

After ten years of training hard Sensei Firestone knew there must be a higher level, something more to achieve than just punching and kicking. When he saw a poster for Aikido, it intrigued him. His first class was very memorable to him. The teacher Sensei Andrew, threw him to the ground and he had never felt so much power before. From that day he never looked back. Joining the Ki Federation in 1999 and then following Aikido UK in 2000.

He became Sensei Andrew’s assistant, travelling to and from the dojo with his teacher. By spending time with his Sensei on and off the mat he was able to learn not just the technical aspects of Aikido but the true essence of Ki in daily life, which his teacher had mastered.

Sensei Firestone’s teaching career started in 2003; where he began teaching juniors at Parklands Country Club under the guidance of his teacher. In 2004 he opened up the Kelvin Hall Aikido Club, which has now a variety of Kyu and Dan grades.

Sensei Andrew awarded him his 4th Dan in 2010.