At the USC we practise kyukoshinkai karate according to the semi-contact rules of the World Karate Federation (WKF) and the Karate-Do Club Netherlands. This style is practised worldwide.


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Karate at USC

You can do karate at Universum, with your martial arts membership.
There are training sessions at different levels.
With your martial arts membership you can also join the training sessions of all other martial arts.
Corona proof: mandatory reservations and additional house rules.

Which membership do you choose?

MARTIAL ARTS YEAR (buy it here)
you’re stuck with us for a year, after which you can cancel your membership monthly.

MARTIAL ARTS FLEX (buy it here)
a little more expensive but a lot more flexible, this membership can be canceled monthly from scratch.

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

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Karate disciplines

Practising Karate can be divided into three disciplines:

  1. Kihon (basic blocs, hits, kicks and positions)
  2. Kata (performing of fixed movement patterns simulating fighting situations)
  3. Kumite (sparring)

Wear en gear

For the first (trial) training loose sports wear will do. After that a combat sports suit is compulsary. Ask your instructor which suit you need. Karate suits and – fists are for sale at the Universum sports desk.

USC instructors

The USC instructors for Karate are Robbert Houtman and Jaap de Vries. Classes are supervised by Jaap de Vries, 4th dan and 1st dan kobudo. He is also a federation examinator.


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

Get a trial membership!


Preferably online. Try to avoid queues at our front desks!

Martial arts membership
You can purchase the martial arts membership on this martial arts page.

15x entry / passe-partout
You can purchase a 15x entry or passe-partout membership on this passe-partout page.


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