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Welcome to Wishaw Aikikai

Wishaw Aikikai is a member of the Scottish and Borders Birankai under the technical direction of T.K Chiba Shihan.

The Chief Instructor, Stephen Boyle, studied directly under George Girvan Sensei  ( starting in 1989) as well as T.K Chiba, and has achieved a rank of 6th Dan, Shidoin (literally meaning, senior teacher).

Boyle Sensei is a senior instructor of the Scottish and borders Birankai and Birankai International, and is a former member of the British Birankai Technical Committee  and has taught all over the U.K , continental Europe as well as north America, responsible for the technical direction of the art within the British Birankai. Wishaw Aikikai also offers beginner through to advanced classes in Aikido and weapons. All are welcome. Aikido at Wishaw Aikikai is traditional  and is recognised by Aikikai world headquarters  Hombu dojo in Japan .

Beginners are always welcome and we can cater for all  fitness levels as this is specific to Aikido

The club trains at the Wishaw Sports Centre, Wishaw (near Glasgow), Scotland. See below for a map.

If you  would like further information  ( AND THE INFORMATION IS NOT CONTAINED WITHIN THESE PAGES ) please contact Stephen Boyle on 07904 066555 or 01236 615500. Alternatively please email me here:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Class Times

Monday 7pm to 9pm Aikido & Weapons
Thursday 7pm to 9pm Aikido & Iaido


Annual Membership: £35 per person (Includes Insurance)

membership runs 12 months from date of joining

Insurance is compulsory as you cannot train without

Monthly Mat Fees
: £30 per month
Students and Unwaged: £20 per month
Children: Ages 12-15 – £15 per month
Uniforms:( must be a white only suit, can be purchased from club if required) – £35

WEAPONS : Can be purchased through the club  prices vary .