Meet Professor Ricky Gillon

Ricky Gillon is the Head Instructor and Owner of Gracie Barra Glasgow Martial arts & fitness located in the Glasgow community in Scotland. Ricky Gillon is the program director and personal fitness trainer at Gracie Barra Glasgow. He is a life-long Martial Artist, a 3rd degree Master Black Belt in the art of traditional jiu-jitsu and a qualified kettlebell teacher. Ricky has been training in the Martial Arts for over 27 years and has been teaching Martial Arts for over 20 years.

Our mission at Gracie Barra Glasgow is to provide the community with the most comprehensive martial arts & fitness instruction, with a dynamic approach that is both challenging and safe for anyone! Gracie Barra Glasgow prides itself on having a program for everyone, and we know YOU WILL LOVE WHAT WE DO!

Ricky is a First Degree Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Lagarto, a direct student of Carlos Gracie Jnr. As a fully certified Gracie Barra instructor, He is a very sought after teacher and is dedicated to teaching all the programs that he has to offer.

Our staff of instructors here in Gracie Barra Glasgow Scotland believe that all of our students can train at our facility and accomplish above and beyond their desired goals. Gracie Barra Glasgow Scotland is here to help.

Our academy specializes in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes, and Fitness Kickboxing Classes. Personal fitness , Metafit & Boot camps, Our training facility focuses on realistic self-defense, self-esteem, and self-confidence for kids, and modern self-defense. We are a Martial arts & fitness oriented organization that will provide you with a non-intimidating, safe and clean environment.


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Jiu Jitsu Testimonial

"I have been training with gracie barra scotland for about three years. I started with fitness training but became interested in the jiu jitsu through the fitness training. Since starting training here I have lost three stones in weight, become fitter than I ever thought I could be at the age of 46 and won a silver and bronze medal in jiu jitsu competition. I couldn't recommend this training enough."

Personal Trainer Testimonial

"Ricky provides a balanced view on how you can achieve your goals and what you need to do in order to reach them and beyond, but more importantly its a holistic view. He will discuss diet, training plans and answer any questions that you have, without pushing an agenda. The only thing that you have to bring is your willpower, a desire to push yourself and your limits, along with an open mind as to what exercise can achieve." Jenny

Fitness Testimonial

"I have always done training, been to a lot of gyms that had kettlebells but was never shown the routines and the proper techniques. I am now loving my kettlebell training and i am strong enough to flip tractor tyres, I am fitter than most ladies half my age, most people my age are afraid of the hard work . i love it" Joyce