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Signing up as a member is very easy. Choose one of the packages below and follow the instructions on screen. Once you have completed the short sign up process you will immediately be a member. The only additional payment is for your insurance (compulsory for all members) which is £20 paid annually at the academy. 

1:1 Classes

Our Professors offer private tuition. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss booking a 1:1 session with one of our Black Belt instructors or Brown Belt coaches.

Run out of ideas for a gift?

1:1 sessions also make a fantastic Birthday or Christmas present! Contact us to book a private session for a friend or loved one.

Group Classes

Our timetabled classes follow a twenty week curriculum covering all of the key positions and techniques required to learn the art.

The Fundamentals classes are ideal for beginners as they cover the ‘building blocks’ needed to progress further.

Our No Gi classes also follow a twenty week curriculum and cover more advanced technique.


I’ve been a part of the Darkstar family for the last few years training on and off around building a busy business. 
Paul and the coaching team are excellent. Being a coach myself I understand the importance of breaking down new skills for people that are beginners to advanced and still making sure everyone gets the most from the class. For me personally BJJ is my escape from the real world and demands of business and other pressures and responsibilities. Since leaving the Royal Marines I’ve struggled to find that comradery anywhere else other than the mats.
I’d fully recommend Paul and the club to anyone wanting be a part of a supportive, friendly family that focuses on the development of children and adults in BJJ

James Boardman

I thought starting my first Jiu Jitsu lesson would be massively intimidating being a girl surrounded by a load of tough guys, but I couldn’t have been more wrong! I have been Training at GB Hastings for just under a year, from the first day I nervously walked into the gym the professors have been friendly and welcoming to me. Having professor Ali teaching the sessions has built my confidence not only in basic Jiu Jitsu but self defence from a young women’s point of view and just having other ladies in the classes to train with me. Darkstar Jiu Jitsu has created a family within the community where not only men but women and young children can train safely. Having Professor Ali as a teacher at Darkstar has given us ladies in particular the perfect role model to aspire to and learn from, I have made great connections and bonds with everyone in our Darkstar family but between us girls we have created a sisterhood, when we role on the mats everyone is equal and everyone is so supportive of each other. Never did I think I would have come this far in my GB journey where I have the confidence to join in all the group warm up games and roll with different belt ranks, men or women and I have the Darkstar team to thank for that, in particular Professor Ali and Professor Paul.

Lou Young