Kickboxing is a stand up, striking martial art. A great way to learn self defence techniques, get your fitness up and have fun. Our classes mainly focus on pad work and drills until the instructors and students are happy that they are at a level where they can begin to spar.

We are a member of the World Kickboxing Association (WKA) with a fully approved syallbus to get you from white to black belt. As members of WKA Scotland we have access to national squad training, seminars and competitions if you wish to compete.

Our students have entered national and international competitions in Kickboxing and have been quite successful on the tournament circuit.


John Reilly

Master John Reilly is the founder and head instructor at RAM Taekwon-Do Academy. He started training Taekwon-Do in 1989 with Mr. Kris Ram and he was awarded the rank of Master (7th dan) in Pyongyang, DPRK at the 2017 World Championships.

Master Reilly is a European medallist, a former coach of the Scotland National Team and is currently one of the most respected umpires in the world.

His true passion lies in teaching his students traditional ITF Taekwon-Do. He originally founded the club in 1993 before opening a full time martial arts and fitness centre in 2018.

Malcolm White

Malcolm is a 4th Degree Black Belt and an assistant instructor at RAM Taekwono-Do Academy. He began training at the end of 2011 and changed his life through Taekwon-Do. Under Master Reilly’s guidance he began training hard and competing regularly in both Taekwon-Do and kickboxing, eventually earning his black belt in under 3 years.

He is a current member of the ITF Scotland team and the WKA Scotland Kickboxing team, winning medals at national and international level in both disciplines.

Since beginning his martial arts training Malcolm has turned his life around, getting himself fit and even started his own personal training business. It was a dream come true to be able to help Master Reilly with the opening of RAM Martial Arts and Fitness Centre.