Makotokai Aikido Riai Scotland

An autonomous group based in Glasgow, Scotland dedicated to the study of Aikido Riai emphasising Aiki Ken and Jo, as well as empty hand techniques.

As taught by Sensei William Coyle.

Operating as usual


Will just leave this here ..... 🤓

Photos from Makotokai Aikido Riai Scotland's post 07/01/2023

Class back on Monday 9th.
Beginners welcome.
Come along and give it a try.
Andalus Centre
211 New City Rd.

Photos from Makotokai Aikido Riai Scotland's post 03/01/2023

Classes restart on Monday 9th January. 19:30-21:00.
Learn self defence.
Improve fitness and confidence.
Aikido Pure and Simple.


One of the first things we learn in any martial art is the proper way to ‘stand’.
Kamae is basic and natural, it is more than just a stance (which might often just refer to footwork). Kamae addresses the entire body posture and studies the correct way to align and ground with the earth
(also inclusive is a mental posture -
something we will address later…)

Since we are only as good as our foundation, strive to make this posture excellent - because this Kamae is essentially what ‘holds’ you.
Also, kamae is not just about being in a ‘ready’ stance at the beginning of technique - this posture is maintained throughout.
In the beginning, through transitions, and in the end (zanshin).
This ‘readiness’ posture is felt as a pause, not interrupting the midst of flow.
We maintain our structural integrity.
We are relaxed and ready.
And we remain grounded and solid


Beginners Mind (Debbie)


Art work from one of our members.


Years of training together, Sensei Magee and Sensei Banks. Friendships start on the mat 👍(Debbie)

Photos from Makotokai Aikido Riai Scotland's post 18/04/2022

Hi Everyone, here is the new Makotokai page. Unfortunately the last page disappeared, and with it lots of posts and memories of the late Sensei Billy Coyle.
Please feel free to use this space to share memories, pictures or posts associated with Sensei Coyle and or Makotokai.

'Fall down eight times……….get up nine',
Sensei Coyle

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Opening Hours

Monday 7:30pm - 9pm
Wednesday 7:30pm - 9pm

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