Type: Combat sports, Passe-partout

Mixed martial arts

Mixed martial arts

MMA finds its roots in free fight. You will learn the fighting techniques that have proven to be most effective… You can follow the trainings for beginners and advanced at Universum. A good start is the special beginners course.


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MMA at the USC: how does it work?

MMA/BJJ Course

  • Course is 9 classes of 1 hour.
  • You learn the basic choke holds and bars known in MMA and BJJ.
  • You tackle triangles, kimuras, armbars, control positions, sweeps and escapes.
  • During this course there is no sparring. We dedicate the full hour to learn techniques for a smooth transfer to the regular trainings.


  • You can attend the two 75 minutes trainings with your MMA- or passe-partout membership.
  • Trainings are in Universum.
  • You will learn kickboxing and ground fighting.
  • For beginners and advanced.
  • You train in a non competitive atmosphere.
  • You are always welcome to try out MMA. 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.

USC instructor

Daan van Schaijk has been a teacher for 15 years in various combat sports and group fitness. He is a passionate sportsman. Daan became a Dutch Champion Grappling -100kg in 2015 and he became Dutch Champion MMA-grappling 2015 and 2016 -94kg. In 2018 he became European Champion Brazilian Jiu Jitsu master 3 blue belt. Daan combines strength, speed, agility and tactics in order to help you master all principles and techniques.

Wear and gear

Inside gloves for boxing gloves are compulsory. A bit and for men a tok are recommended. All these materials are obtainable at the front desk. Men wear a shirt/rash guard and shorts. Ladies wear a high-necked t-shirt/rash guard. The USC also offers shinguards, boxing gloves, bandages and free fight gloves.


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

Trial training


MMA / half year

Category I € 60,-

Category II € 117,-

Category III € 194.50

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MMA / year

Category I € 100,-

Category II € 201,-

Category III € 354,-

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MMA / 3 months

Category I € 35.50

Category II € 65,-

Category III € 113.50

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2018-2019 SEASON

Online or at the front desk

Starting dates courses
Period 1: in the week starting 17 September 2018
Period 2: in the week starting 26 November 2018
Period 3: in the week starting 18 February 2019
Period 4: in the week starting 29 April 2019

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
Cat. III anyone else
Subscription fee  € 10,-