Type: Combat sports, Passe-partout


You’d better think fast and move fast, with a blade just inches away. Learn to do so during a fencing introduction course or the fencing trainings at the USC!


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Fencing at the USC: how does it work?

Introduction course

  • Course of 6 classes of 1.5 hours.
  • This course is for beginners without any fencing experience.
  • Learn all the basic techniques.
  • After the course you can partake 3 weeks in the regular trainings.


  • Every week there are 2 trainings of 1,5 hours.
  • You can take these trainings with your fencing- or passe-partout membership.
  • Mixed training across all weapons and skill levels.
  • Combined training for men and women.
  • You will have both class and individual instruction.
  • You can test your skills against others.
  • You can join the trainings all year through, if you have followed the introduction course.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 always take a trial training. Just ask at the front desk before the start of the training.
  • You can choose between a 3, 6 or 12 month membership.

Wear and gear

All fencing wear and materials are provided for. Please bring trousers, shirt and clean indoor sneakers.

USC instructor

The USC instructor for fencing is Daniël Nivard. As a Maître d’Escrime (Level 4), he holds the highest fencing instructor degree offered by the Royal Dutch Fencing Association. Next to his work training upcoming talent for the fencing association, Daniel Nivard also runs the company DNCoaching (www.dncoaching.nl) to promote fencing to as many people as possible. 2nd Instructor is Christian Jelders, an épée specialist.

Student Fencing club Esprit

A.S.S.V. Esprit is the fencing club for students in Amsterdam. Join this international group of student fencers, and discover that a great atmosphere is just as important as an intensive training. See www.assvesprit.nl for more information.


Are you a sports fanatic? Are you interested in various sports? Then the USC passe-partout is the right thing for you! Note that while fencing is part of the passe-partout, you can only join trainings after completing an introduction course.

Trial training


Fencing / half year

Category I € 63,-

Category II € 123,-

Category III € 204.30

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Fencing / year

Category I € 105,-

Category II € 211,-

Category III € 372,-

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Fencing / 3 months

Category I € 37.50

Category II € 68.50

Category III € 119.20

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Universum, Fencing course beginners, 18 Nov 20.30

Category I € 45.20

Category II € 85,-

Category III € 115.50

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2019-2020 SEASON

Online or at the desk.

Starting dates courses*
Period 1: in the week starting 9 September 2019
Period 2: in the week starting 18 November 2019
Period 3: in the week starting 10 February 2020
Period 4: in the week starting 20 April 2020
* Sales start Monday, 5 weeks prior to the starting dates above

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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Categories shortened for full categories

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