Shui Tao Martial Arts (Ipswich)

Martial Art Instruction in Ipswich

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Handford Hall Primary School
57 Gatacre Road
12 Elderberry Gardens

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Contact Numbers

Stuart Ford: 07770 848107


Opening hours

Monday to Friday: Closed

Saturday: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Sunday: Closed

Key Services

martial arts class, self defence, tai chi classes


  • Shui Tao
  • Tai Chi
  • Fighting
  • Self Defence
  • Fitness
  • Posture
  • Energy
  • Weapons

Learn a New Mixed Martial Arts System - Learn Traditional Chinese Martial Arts - Learn Tai Chi

With more than 17 years practising martial arts to a very high standard.

Stuart Ford teaches a variety of martial arts including Shui Tao (mixed martial arts), Tai Chi, Bagua and Xingyi, in 2005 he founded the Shui Tao Martial Arts School.

Shui Tao means The Way of Water and accentuates harmonising with your opponent and breaking into their defence.

Whilst learning martial skills there is also an emphasis on health, fitness and fun as well as respect for yourself and others. Classes are for all levels including family orientated classes and kids classes.

Training includes; a good foundation of stance, movement, blocks, strikes, locks, throws, short and long weapons control.

Personal benefits include; Discipline, Confidence, Health, Fitness, Focus and Inner Peace.

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Take junction 55 off the A12 towards Ipswich Town Centre, turn left on to Yarmouth Road, then right onto Bramford Road and right again into Gatacre Road.

Class Times:
Saturday 12pm - 1:30pm

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Take junction 55 off the A12 towards Ipswich Town Centre, turn left on to Yarmouth Road, then right onto Bramford Road and right again into Gatacre Road. For other class details please visit:



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As a longstanding client I would recommend this class. Stuart is an excellent instructor and goes out of his way to help you to succeed. Come and give it a go!

Tessa Aston - 28/08/2016 | report this review

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I look forward to every Saturday morning when I have my Kung Fu class with Stuart. The sparring is great fun! The line work really works my legs and I feel I am getting really strong and fit. Stuart is a great teacher and also makes me laugh – he sometimes calls me a teapot! I also like mountain biking in the forest, roller hockey, rock climbing and caving. Justin Murphy

James Murphy

"I have been one of Stuart's clients for 7 years now and it's time to thank him for his patience and incredible passion in helping people to enjoy sports and be healthy. My programmes and the types of exercise tried have been many and varied; throughout it all Stuart has been honest and concerned that I progress and enjoy what I am doing. In 2004 I wanted to exercise but had no idea what to do - so came the first introduction to Stuart Ford. He worked hard to find ways to make the sessions interesting and fun. I remember dodge ball sessions; different ways of using a Swedish ball + weights; being pushed round the park whilst protesting that I couldn't run; using logs and fallen trees for push-ups and balancing exercises; jumping on to and into tyres and learning to use a sledge hammer!! Since then I have learned so much, participated in a 5km Serpentine run, a couple of Race for Life events, taken up Kung Fu, Tai Chi, enjoy Traditional Fitness School, and more recently, added Nei Chuan. Stuart has been so supportive and from him I have learned much about myself, nutrition and exercise. If you are looking for a trainer who genuinely wants you to achieve the best, is honourable and honest then Stuart is the trainer for you." Tessa Aston

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