Type: Martial arts, Passe-partout


A nunchaku is the dynamic weapon you use during the training sessions at Universum. Join them on your own level!

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Week 24

Nunchaku-do – Japan x Netherlands

Whilst the weapon originates from Japan, the martial art Nunchaku-do was developed in the Netherlands in the 80’s. Therefore, it might not come as a surprise that the Dutch are now dominating the sport. Nunchaku-do is a diverse, dynamic and fast-paced martial art, consisting of four different disciplines, which allows for a broad learning curve.

Nunchaku at USC

Join the trainings for different levels at Universum.
With your martial arts membership you can also join the training sessions of all other martial arts.

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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USC trainings

Nunchaku-do consists of four different disciplines:

  • Kumite: A fight between two persons, in which the objective is to score points by striking the opponent.
  • Kata: A fixed form of techniques which simulates a shadow-fight
  • Freestyle: A self-created technical demonstration accompanied by music
  • Jutsu: Self-defence forms

During Nunchaku-do classes, you will learn technical skills and work on flexibility, explosiveness, balance, motor skills, and physical fitness. All disciplines are taught at USC, but you will have the opportunity to specialize in one or more subjects of your preference. The classes are structured in such a manner that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the training regardless of their technical level and/or physical shape.
Want to try Nunchaku-do? Get a trial membership! You can find the schedule here!

USC instructor

Lion Meijer is the personification of the saying ‘the student becomes the master’. Once a former student at USC, he is now in charge of the Nunchaku trainings at Universum! In 2022, he became Dutch Champion in the Kata discipline. He is actively keeping up his skills under guidance of the multiple World Champions Hannah Jalink & Joris van den Berg. Therefore, the master is still a bit of a student himself.

Wear and gear

For the first few classes you can wear a comfortable shirt and trousers. Nunchakus can be borrowed for the first few lessons. Later on, you can buy nunchakus for €23,50 from the instructor. A Nunchaku-gi (suit) is mandatory when taking exams. For men, a toque is also mandatory.


Do you like to be challenged and are you competitive? When training at the USC, you are given the opportunity to participate in tournaments!



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. Nunchaku is part of the passe-partout.

Get a trial membership!

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
Check out the additional terms and conditions for all info!

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


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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