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 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.

    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.

    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 € 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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    Univ, Fencing 9x beginners, start Mon 20 Nov 20.30

    Category I € 41,-

    Category II € 77,-

    Category III € 104.50

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    Online or at the front desk.

    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. Istudents UvA and HvA, other Dutch day universities
    Cat. IIemployees UvA/HvA, alumni HvA, AUV-members UvA, other full time students of universities of applied sciences
    Cat. IIIanyone else
    Subscription fee  € 10,-