Wushu literally means martial art and is the generic word for Chinese martial arts. Many people know wushu as Kung Fu.


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Wushu at the USC

  • There are 2 trainings of 1.5 hours each at Amstelcampus sport & fitness.
  • You can enter the trainings all year through.
  • You are always welcome to try out wushu. Just report at the front desk prior to the training.
  • 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.

Styles and weapons

The large variety in wushu styles can be divided in ‘external’ and ‘internal’ styles.

Internal styles

In the internal styles (e.g. tai chi chuan) you learn to relax. Therefore exercises are practised in a slow pace. You should not put any physical strength in your movements. Internal styles enhance the strengthening of your inner organs. Practising these styles therefore has a healing effect on specific health complaints.

External styles

The external styles start with the development of muscle strength, reflexes and acrobatics. Power exercises enhance your condition. Physical strength is important. External styles are also called Shaolin styles. There are
– Southern styles, with emphasis on hand techniques,
– Northern styles, with fast kicking techniques.

Traditional weapons

Wushu also uses many traditional weapons (e.g. sword, stick or cudgel) which were used in the past. The weapon techniques are still used because of the positive effects on your health, and the traditional and symbolic value of many of these movements.

USC instructor

Nelson da Luz Bentes is USC’s wushu instructor.


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

Trial training


Wushu / half year

Category I € 63,-

Category II € 123,-

Category III € 204.30

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Wushu / year

Category I € 105,-

Category II € 211,-

Category III € 372,-

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Wushu / 3 months

Category I € 37.50

Category II € 68.50

Category III € 119.20

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Payment in monthly instalments
That is possible for the below membership. Check all info for paying monthly before you fix it at a USC front desk.

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Wushu / year
cat. III € 34,-


Amstelcampus sport & fitness
Tweede Boerhaavestraat 10
1091 AN Amsterdam
(020) 525 80 75

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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