Shui Tao


Martial Arts





I have recently moved to Derbyshire and I am starting two new classes for now , these being Tai Chi and Defence Combat.

Tai Chi

For more about Tai Chi please follow the link

Defence Combat

Defence Combat is a new class I am trialling in Derby which incorporates a mixture of Chinese Boxing and self defence techniques with a gym friendly feel 

Class Prices


Single Classes: £8

4 Pack: £28

8 Pack: £48

12 Pack: £65

Note: All Class Packs are based on a 4 week training schedule and thus will be lost if not used in 4 weeks. Family members can all use the same package classes and split them between one-another.




T-Shirt, trousers and other garments can be purchased but are not essential unless grading.

Private Tuition

I also teach privately to individuals and small groups. This type of training is entirely case specific and parameters are set to suit each student differently according to capability and purpose.  

Student Requirements

Minimum Age

13 yrs


New students may train for two weeks maximum trial period before applying for membership and insurance.

Shui Tao IMA membership costs: £20 pa

Before commencing the first two weeks trial period you will be required to fill in and sign a Consent & Waiver Form which can be found in the downloads section. This can then either be returned to me before training commences or brought along to your first class.

Is it for Me?

I have had many enquiries over the years and visits from potential new students exclaiming their life long dream of learning a Chinese Martial Art.


But in truth most people's understanding of what the training is or may entail is somewhat skewed! The training can seem very peculiar compared to some of the modern systems and of course can be quite demanding at times both physically and mentally.


The picture here shows a simple standing posture (Zhuan Zhuang) known as 'Holding The Ball'.


Try standing like this for ten minutes. Your stance does not have to be deep, just bend the knees a little to where you are comfortable, but do try to keep your toes facing forward and your back straight and shoulders relaxed, not hunched or rounded and your head back with your chin slightly tucked. Your body should be vibrant but not tense.


If by the end of the ten minutes you still feel you would like to commit to further training, then I look forward to hearing from you!