Upcoming changes & closures:

- There is NO TRAINING on Wednesday 11th July due to the World Cup semifinal. This session will take place on Saturday 14th July 11.30-2.30. And on Sunday 15th July training will also run at the same time (11.30-2.30).

On Sunday 22nd July they'll be no session due to our show in Brentwood (see the events page for more details). 

At Dropkixx 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 trainer Jon Ritchie is a former three-time British Heavyweight champion with more than thirty years of experience inside the ring. He, along with coaches Stephen Docherty, Mark Hendry and Dan Eels, 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 Dropkixx 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 (Dropkixx University Of Wrestling) as well as on Twitter (@DropkixxShows) and Instagram (@dropkixxwrestling). 

Who is the head trainer?
Stephen Docherty is the head trainer, with other sessions run by Mark Hendry, Lucas Jackson & Tony Kemp.

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: Dropkixx Wrestling 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.

DKW Live in Laindon
21st July 2018
Laindon West Community Centre
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