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Blackwell Academy

Get Fit. Build Confidence. Meet New People. Develop Life Skills.

Our Expert Team

Our expert instructors teach you and/or your child valuable life skills such as confidence, discipline, self-defense, goal setting & leadership to push you to reach your goals!

Our Core Values

Our core values are built upon hard work and respect. We create an healthy & safe environment and mentor our clients to take personal responsibility for their results.

Our Mission

We are committed to providing innovative, relevant, sustainable and accessible Martial Arts and Fitness programs that empower our students for life.

Our Promise

We pledge to provide you with a fitness environment that will be supportive, passionate, safe & full of integrity while promoting excellence and fitness in our community

Kids karate in Ipswich

Kids Karate

Our Kids Karate classes in Ipswich and Stowmarket are perfect for boys and girls of all ages. Your child will learn physical, mental, and social skills in a hurry!

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Krav Maga

Our Krav Maga Classes in Ipswich and Stowmarket will teach you the most practical and efficient self-defense skills around. Protect yourself from a real-world threat today.

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Kickboxing in Ipswich


Join us in Ipswich and Stowmarket today for the most exciting Kickboxing classes you've ever seen. You'll get in great shape while building lean, toned muscles. And you'll have a blast the whole time!

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We work hard every day to provide you with services that simply cannot be matched

Confidence & Self-Esteem in Ipswich - Blackwell Academy

Confidence & Self-Esteem

There are a wealth of benefits that come from healthy self-confidence from helping you manage fears and maintain a positive mental attitude. Train with us and you'll discover there is no better way to build your confidence then with the Martial Arts.

Discipline & Self-Control in Ipswich - Blackwell Academy

Discipline & Self-Control

With self-discipline comes all kinds of beneficial improvements to your life including advanced focus, new found respect, better health & fitness along with having an easier time at work or school. The bedrock of Martial Arts is founded on teaching discipline and self-control to its students.

Self-Defense in Ipswich - Blackwell Academy


Knowledge of Self-Defense produces advantages far beyond looking cool and hoisting trophies. With these skills you'll learn to defend yourself in a variety of situations, whether life-threatening or you're being bullied in school. Not only that, but you'll gain the confidence to use - or not use - these skills to keep you and your family safe.

New Friends & Mentors in Ipswich - Blackwell Academy

New Friends & Mentors

Our team is dedicated to your success. Whether that means pushing you to your limits, being a friend in a time of need or spending extra time to show you a technique you're struggling with, our community is here to make you feel comfortable and safe while having fun and learning effective techniques.


What People Are Saying

Still need convincing? Check out what people are saying about us.

Chris P.

I started there 5 years ago with my daughter and we still both love it. Friendly family environment with all the support you need. Excellent facilities and top class training. ....

Tori S.

My son Gabriel joined February 2015 when he was 4 he's enjoying doing the karate. I'm happy how Gabriel is progressing. All very friendly and helpful, would recommend to friends and family. ....

Adrian S.

Best thing I've ever done was joining top quality staff and instructors my son and daughter love it there to and my partner does kickboxing so there is something for the whole family thanks every one at the academy for making us all feel welcome ....

Gary O.

Excellent gym facilities, knowledgable instructors. Nice to see Brazilian Jiu Jitsu taught so well ....

Puiver C.

I really enjoy coming to Blackwell Academy, the staff there are very friendly and nice to you and the pricing is good ....

Gina F.

My daughter has been attending Kickboxing for almost a year now. She is progressing exceptionally well, and I'm very pleased with all the coaching. All the staff members are very friendly ....

Thomas C.

Top quality academy with professional staff. Recommended for anyone looking to improve fitness and learn self defense. ....

Sue M.

My girls love going to Blackwell academy... great atmosphere! ....

Heidi J.

Second home for 15 years! ....

Your Very Own Centre of Martial Arts Excellence

Learn from the best Martial Arts instructors in the area who are dedicated to providing a stable, family environment where you can excel in your personal goals and find a varied and supportive community. Whether your plan is to compete, lose weight, meet new like-minded people, or increase your day-to-day life, we will help you get there faster than you ever thought possible while having fun doing it! The benefits of Martial Arts classes are endless. From confidence and self-esteem, to discipline and empowerment, whether you're enjoying or Kids Martial Arts classes or our Adult programs, you'll start seeing improvement in mind, body, and spirit in only a few short classes. GET STARTED TODAY by clicking the Request More Information button!

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