Become Your Own


Self Defence led by Ju Jitsu World Champion

Learn effective self defence that is endorsed by

Australian Jujitsu Federation

Special Introductory Offer - 1st Lesson FREE!

Quantum Martial Arts teaches the Northstar Ju Jitsu system. Northstar Ju Jitsu immortalises the spirit of the ancient samurai in modern society. The program is a newer, evolved approach to martial arts and life relevant to our society and culture.

Developed by Andy Dickinson Sensei and taught by our large team of highly skilled, energetic and passionate Black Belts, Northstar Ju Jitsu integrates modern and traditional elements of Ju Jitsu into a holistic practice of self defence, fitness and mindfulness.


1st Self Defence Lesson Free

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    Darren is Founder and Head Trainer of his beloved Quantum Martial Arts. Darren is also the reigning 2019 World Ju Jitsu Champion. Darren has spent over 20 years training, competing and studying the martial arts, and feels he is only getting started.

    Darren’s real passion is teaching the martial arts to children and adults alike. Darren gets particular satisfaction out of seeing students achieve their personal goals. While officially becoming the World Champion or achieving Dan grades are nice and well earned, it does not compare to seeing the thrill of a child earning their first martial arts belt, or a student overcoming great adversity to do well at their grading. That is the real pleasure in teaching martial arts.

    See you in the dojo!

    Belt Levels and Qualifications:

    6th Dan Black Belt Northstar Ju Jitsu
    4th Dan Black Belt Submission Arts Wrestling
    4th Dan Black Belt in International Budo Ju Jitsu
    1st Dan Black Belt Kempo Karate
    Level II NCAS Coaching Certificate (Govt endorsed)

    Darren Higgs


    1. Claim Your Free Lesson
    Fill in the form on this page to claim your first lesson FREE.

    2. Attend Your Free Lesson

    During your free lesson we will find out about your needs. We are fully present with you and our goal is to help you feel confident in your new skills.

    Once you're confident with some key skills we book your group class with other participants of similar skill levels.


    3. Attend Your Group Class

    Your group class is designed to help you test your new skills with other people. The more people you practice with the better you retain your new skills.

    4. Decide if training with us is right for you

    If you enjoy your time with us, we highly recommend joining as a member. Members enjoy the ability to train with other like minded students and continue the journey to self mastery and empowerment.

    Why Choose Quantum Martial Arts?


    Discipline, Defence, Fitness and Fun


    First Lesson FREE!


    All Year Round (we don't close for the school holidays)


    No Need For Gym Membership!


    Safe, Friendly Environment


    Home Of World Ju Jitsu Champion!

    Here's Exactly

    What you'll discover

    How to throw strikes that will be effective
    You will learn exactly what hand strikes to throw depending on the height of attacker and what positions will give you the upper hand.

    How to throw powerful kicks to disenable your opponent

    Learn when it's safe to throw a kick and when it's best to focus on stance. We cover what kicks to throw and when to throw them.

    The power you hold in your own body

    Sometimes, we can get stuck into thinking about how vulnerable we are without knowing exactly how powerful we can be. It doesn't matter if you're small or tall, you can stand strong and have the whole world witness your power within.

    How to escape from common grabs

    What would you do if someone comes up behind you or grabs your arms or your neck? We uncovered the most common attacks and how to defend against them.

    How to defend against common weapons

    We always say if you see a weapon, RUN! We all know that weapons are dangerous but what can you do to minimise damage and put yourself in the best position to get away.

    A community of powerful men and women who love learning self defence for empowerment

    Our members are powerful and strong men and women of all ages and backgrounds. We have a small community which means it's members are passionate, caring and loyal. Join as a member to get access to exclusive content, our members only area to ask any questions and quality time with head instructor, Darren Higgs.




    Join us for a FREE LESSON.

    Call (02) 8007 4100 or fill in the form below

      Is this lesson for your child?



      Balmain PCYC

      372 Darling Street

      Balmain, NSW 2042


      Dougherty Community Centre

      7 Victor Street

      Chatswood, NSW 2067

      North Sydney


      224 Falcon St

      North Sydney, NSW 2060

      The Rocks

      King George V Centre

      15 Cumberland St

      The Rocks, NSW 2000

      What you gain from this program

      Essential Techniques

      We asked survivors of assault to help us identify the most common attack strategies that an assailant is likely to use on you. From choke-holds to arm grabs, this program covers it.

      The Empowerment Mindset

      Beyond the physical techniques, our Self Defence program also reinforces awareness principles, risk assessment, and verbal and psychological strategies you can use to set safe boundaries with others. At the core of this mindset is the belief that you are capable, empowered and have the necessary tools to protect yourself.

      First - Learn the Techniques

      Your first lesson will help you gain confidence in your own skills. We designed this lesson to help you feel comfortable so you can join other participants for your group class.

      Next - Develop Your Reflexes

      Once we go over each technique, we encourage you to play with the skill so that you can make tweaks depending on opponent. This helps with building your muscle memory so if you ever need to use self defence, you won't have to think, you will just react.

      Then - Move On To The Next Level

      Once you train each techique and have developed muscle memory, we put you to the test in our group class. Our classes are about challenging you so you can grow and gain confidence in your skills. We are all about creating a fun and safe environment.

      What are you waiting for? Book a time and become your own superhero

      Self Defence Courses with Male and Female Instructors

      We are about creating a safe space where you can learn self defence

      Our training halls are located in Balmain, Chatswood, North Sydney and The Rocks.