At the USC we practise kyukoshinkai karate according to the semi-contact rules of the World Karate Federation (WKF) and the Karate-Do Club Netherlands. This style is practised worldwide.


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Week 24

Karate at the USC: how does it work?

  • There are 2 trainings, 75 minutes each.
  • You can take these trainings with your karate- or passe-partout membership.
  • Beginners and advanced train together.
  • You can join the trainings all year through.
  • You are always welcome to try out karate. For this please turn to our front desk.
  • With your membership you can also join the circuit training for combat sportsmen and the free training hours in the dojo. Both are available in sportcentrum Universum.
  • You can choose between a 3, 6 or 12 month membership.


Match training focuses on kumite and sparring-up. You can train at your own speed. If you want you can be prepared for matches in kumite as well as kata.

Black belt?

It is very well possible to obtain your black belt during your study career. Our group is a nice mix of men and women, students and alumni. We train together and help each other. On a regular basis we meet besides the USC trainings.

Karate disciplines

Practising Karate can be divided into three disciplines:

  1. Kihon (basic blocs, hits, kicks and positions)
  2. Kata (performing of fixed movement patterns simulating fighting situations)
  3. Kumite (sparring)

Wear en gear

For the first (trial) training loose sports wear will do. After that a combat sports suit is compulsary. Ask your instructor which suit you need. Karate suits and – fists are for sale at the Universum sports desk.

USC instructors

The USC instructors for Karate are Robbert Houtman and Jaap de Vries. Classes are supervised by Jaap de Vries, 3rd dan and federation examinator.


Are you a sports fanatic? Are you interested in various sports? The USC passe-partout is the right thing for you! Karate is part of the passe-partout.

Trial training


Karate / half year

Category I € 60,-

Category II € 117,-

Category III € 194.50

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Karate / year

Category I € 100,-

Category II € 201,-

Category III € 354,-

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Karate / 3 months

Category I € 35.50

Category II € 65,-

Category III € 113.50

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Payment in monthly instalments
Do you want to pay in monthly instalments? That’s possible; for students for memberships from €150,- and for non-students for memberships from €250,-. Check the info and conditions for paying monthly before you fix it at a USC front desk.


Sportcentrum Universum
Science Park 306
1098 XH Amsterdam
(020) 525 89 55

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Cat. I students UvA and HvA, other Dutch day universities
Cat. II employees UvA/HvA, alumni HvA, AUV-members UvA, other full time students of universities of applied sciences
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