Type: Combat sports, Passe-partout



The nunchaku is a weapon with a link to your past: whether you’ve watched too many ninja turtles or imitated Bruce Lee with two sticks connected with a shoelace. Nunchaku-do, however, is one of the youngest combat sports, and currently perhaps the fastest!


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Nunchaku is a challenging sport! You work on your physical shape, you hit yourself at the back of your head and you train in one of the most driven nunchaku-clubs in the Netherlands, led by the world champion Hannah Jalink. Not terrified yet? Sign up for a try-out or the beginners course!

Nunchaku at the USC: how does it work?

Beginners course

  • Are you an absolute nunchaku beginner? Start with this course.
  • You learn the basics and how to handle the nunchaku.
  • Sunday afternoon course. Classes take 1 hour.
  • World champion Hannah Jalink is your teacher.


  • There are 2 trainings, 75 minutes each per week; beginners and advanced train together.
  • You can take these trainings with your nunchaku- or passe-partout membership.
  • 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 join the trainings all year through.
  • You can choose between a 3, 6 or 12 month membership.
  • You are always welcome to try out nunchaku. For this please turn to our front desk.

Nunchaku training

Nunchaku has 3 disciplines, you never stop learning. You learn technical skills of nunchaku and you work on your balance, explosivity and posture. Nunchaku is a great workout for your general condition.

USC instructor

The instructor is Hannah Jalink (3rd dan). She became 2-fold Wordld Champion in 2018. Check out this footage of her winning the kata balckbelts. When she got a black belt in 2011, she decided to start teaching nunchaku. Meanwhile, Hannah has won multiple WK, European – and national titles. She is the best female nunchakuka of the moment.

Wear and gear

For this training you just need some sweat pants and a short sleeve t-shirt. Men are advised to wear a toque. During the first training sessions you can borrow a nunchaku. You can also buy your own for € 22. Ask your instructor.


Nunchaku-do at the USC offers you the opportunity of measuring your skills against an opponent during tournaments. Tournaments include kumite (one-on-one fight), kata (form) and freestyle (demonstration with tricks). Some of the students at USC compete on national level, so there is always a possibility to continue learning. Is competition not really your thing? Recreational members are also more than welcome!


Are you a sports fanatic? Are you interested in various sports? The USC passe-partout is the right thing for you! This membership comprises a whole lot of different sports. Nunchaku is part of the passe-partout.

Trial training


Nunchaku / half year

Category I € 60,-

Category II € 117,-

Category III € 194.50

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Nunchaku / year

Category I € 100,-

Category II € 201,-

Category III € 354,-

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Nunchaku / 3 months

Category I € 35.50

Category II € 65,-

Category III € 113.50

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Univ, Nunchaku 9x, start Sun 2 December 17.30

Category I € 33,-

Category II € 61,-

Category III € 100.50

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2018-2019 SEASON

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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 by bank collection
This is possible for all memberships that exceed the amount of €250. Ask about the possibilities at your 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,-