Upcoming changes & closures:

- Sunday 21st October (closed for Brentwood show). Sunday 28th October (closed for Westcliff show). They'll be a session on Saturday 27th October (12-3PM) to make up for this. 

At the DKW Academy we pride ourselves on being Europe’s number one professional wrestling academy. There are no hidden membership fees and we welcome all levels of experience.

The head coach is Lucas Jackson. He, along with coaches Stephen Docherty, Taylor Essex and Jadk Toreno, is always on hand to assist students.

We welcome family members to watch, and to even participate in the day’s session.

Wrestling is a sport where the more you put in, the more you will get out of it. While you do not have to exclusively train with us, it is the best way to get onto our shows. Trainees who repeatedly miss training or train elsewhere instead of DKW will be removed from our shows.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there membership fees?
There are no membership or joining fees. Training is £10 a session for mat based sessions and paid on the day. We only accept cash; however cash machines can be located at Lakeside Shopping Centre which is near the gym. Please ensure you have funds to pay for training before stepping on the mat. Junior wrestlers (under 12 years) pay at a discounted rate of £8 per session. Wednesday sessions cost £8 adults and £6 children. Guest trainer and ring based sessions are individually priced.

What time does Dropkixx run sessions?
The Sunday session starts at 12:00 and runs until 15:30 and Wednesday's (19:00-21:30) - any changes in relation to times or if a session isn’t happening (such as the Christmas break, etc.) will be communicated through the website or at training. The gym is open on all bank holiday weekends unless stated otherwise. We advise all students to follow us on social media, as we regularly update and make announcements via there instead of the website. We can be found on Facebook (The DKW Academy) as well as on Twitter (@DKWAcademy) and Instagram (@dkw_shows). 

Who is the head trainer?
Lucas Jackson is the head trainer, with other sessions run by Taylor Essex, Jack Toreno & and many others. All coaches are DBS checked and have a vast experience of wrestling.

Do I need to bring anything on my first session?
No, just bring yourself and suitable training gear. Please note that you will not be permitted to train in jeans, trousers or in dress shoes. We would advise for trainees to wear old track suit bottoms or shorts. We do not allow wrestlers to train in wrestling gear that they wear on shows. Jewellery is not permitted on the mat. Shoes of any kind are also not permitted on the mat. All trainees are responsible for their own property.

What is the address for the gym?
The address for the gym is: The DKW Academy, Hugh Delargy Village Hall, North Road, Purfleet, RM19 1TU.

It is just a short walk from Purfleet station, which has trains running as frequently as every fifteen minutes, please check C2C’s website for further information. Chafford Hundred is also nearby.

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