Haedong Kumdo is a Korean swordsmanship. At the USC trainings, you will mainly practice with two swords. But you will also learn a lot with one: sparring, combinations, and even cutting paper!

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Kumdo at USC

At Haedong Kumdo, the single and double sword play a very important role.
There are training sessions at different levels.
Work your way up from the white, all the way to the black belt!
You will practice the style Jinyoung Ssangkum Ryu.
With your martial arts membership you can join all martial arts trainings.

Which membership do you choose?

you’re stuck with us for a year, after which you can cancel your membership monthly.

a little more expensive but a lot more flexible, this membership can be canceled monthly.

15x ENTRY (buy it here)
15x entry to a sport in the passe-partout, to be used within 6 months.

Making a reservation and checking in

  • You need a reservation for every visit to USC.
  • Book a training using the booking button above or via this martial arts page.
  • You can make a reservation 6 days in advance.
  • You can have 3 active reservations for the upcoming 6 days. But as soon as your first reservation is over, you can make a new one. So, you can work out more than 3x a week (if there are free spots)!
  • You can choose how you enter USC: by using the finger scan or by using the My USC Amsterdam app. Download the app: Android and iOS.

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Cancelling and no show fee

Booked a class, but can’t make it? Please cancel in advance.

  • Cancel up to one hour before the start of your reservation (but earlier is encouraged!).
  • Are you not cancelling (on time)? Then you risk a no show fee of €3,-.
  • Are you not paying the no show fee? In that case you can’t make a reservation/work out for 2 weeks.
  • Your no show fee doesn’t end up on the big USC company pile. Check in which sports goal we’re investing the no show fee income.

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What do you learn from it?

At Haedong Kumdo, the focus lies on the harmony between sword and body. You’ll improve your:

  • Use of one and two swords
  • Hand eye coordination
  • Balance between you and your sword
  • Agility
  • Focus

Training days

There are trainings at multiple levels.

  • On Tuesday, there is a general training for everyone! Here, you will practice sparring, (Korean) archery, and basic techniques. This training is open for every grade.
  • On Friday from 19:30 – 20:45, there is a beginner training. Here, you will learn the basics of the sword and techniques for beginners. Advice: up until the green belt.
  • On Friday from 20:45 – 22:00, there is an advanced training. Here, you will practice more difficult techniques. Advice: from the green belt.

USC instructor

Dominic den Drijver is specialized in both Korean sword fighting and archery. Dominic owns the 2nd Dan and a instruction licence. He is also secretary of the Dutch Haedong Kumdo Association and Dutch Representative of the United World Haedong Kumdo Federation.

Wear and gear

A T-shirt and comfortable shorts are totally fine for the first classes. If you want to continue practicing Haedong Kumdo, a Dobok is necessary. From the yellow belt onwards, you also need a membership at the Dutch Haedong Kumdo Association.

USC has a couple of wooden swords, but if you want to continue in Kumdo you might want to get your own wooden sword, sheath, and bag.


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. Kumdo is part of the passe-partout.

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Subscribe preferably online by choosing a membership below. If you come to one of our front desks, we will help you with your online purchase.

First payment: pro-rata
When purchasing a martial arts year or martial arts flex you’ll pay a pro rata amount.

Direct debit
Subsequently, in the first week of every month, a term will be collected by direct debit.

Passe-partout membership
Join all martial arts trainings and many more with a passe-partout membership.

Canceling is simple
Send an e-mail to usc@uscsport.nl, or cancel your membership in My USC. Your membership will expire on the last day of that month.*

*If you cancel a flex membership in the same month as you purchased it, the membership will end on the last day of the following month. This means that there is always at least one monthly debit via direct debit before a flex subscription expires.

Additional terms & conditions
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Member categories
USC works with 3 different member categories. Check out to which category you belong.


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