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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Week 24

Fencing in summertime

Train all summer with your (current) combat sports membership. Are you new? Then buy the summer membership for July and August. Take all fencing trainings, do your own workout daily in the dojo and take the weekly circuit training for combat sports. Check the complete USC summer programme.

Fencing at the USC: how does it work?


  • 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.
  • ou 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.

Introduction course

  • Course of 9 classes of 1.5 hours.
  • This course is for beginners without any fencing experience.
  • 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 ( to promote fencing to as many people as possible.

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 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 € 57,-

Category II € 111.50

Category III € 185.50

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Fencing / year

Category I € 95,-

Category II € 191,-

Category III € 336,-

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Fencing / 3 months

Category I € 33.50

Category II € 62,-

Category III € 108,-

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Fencing / summer, valid in July and August

Category I € 15,-

Category II € 30,-

Category III € 50,-

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Univ, Fencing 9x beginners, start Mon 23 April 20.30

Category I € 41,-

Category II € 77,-

Category III € 104.50

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

Starting dates courses
Period 1: in the 11 September 2017 week
Period 2: in the 20 November 2017 week
Period 3: in the 12 February 2018 week
Period 4: in the 23 April 2018 week



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,-