The nunchaku is a weapon with a link to your past: whether you’ve watched too many ninja turtles or imitated Bruce Lee with two sticks connected with a shoelace. Nunchaku-do, however, is one of the youngest combat sports, and currently perhaps the fastest!


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    Week 24

    Nunchaku at USC

    You can do nunchaku 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.

    Making a reservation and checking in

    • Make a reservation in the timetable on the martial arts page.
    • You need a reservation for every visit to USC.
    • You can make a reservation 6 days in advance.
    • You can have 2 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 twice a week (if there are free spots)!
    • The number of reservations is unlimited on the day itself.
    • You can enter half an hour before the start of the class/training you booked.
    • Make sure you’re on time, you’re disrupting the class/training when you’re too late.
    • You can choose how you enter USC: by using the finger scan or by using the My USC – mobile access app. Download the app: Android and iOS.
    • If you choose to use the My USC – mobile access app, you check in by scanning the QR code at the access gates. This way (or by using your finger scan) you’re automatically checked in.
    • Bring a towel and a filled water bottle.
    • Bring your own equipment as much as you can (like a mat, resistance bands and boxing gloves). Also for group classes and martial arts. The front desk offers a modest range of sports equipment and towels.
    • Read all reservation and house rules thoroughly before coming to USC! We can only keep things safe together.

    Cancelling and no show fee

    Booked a class, but can’t make it? Please cancel in advance: our capacity is limited!

    • 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.

    Cancel your booking

    Wear and gear

    For this training you just need some sweat pants and a short sleeve t-shirt. Men are advised to wear a toque. During the first training sessions you can borrow a nunchaku. You can also buy your own for €22,-. Ask your instructor.

    USC instructor

    The instructor for nunchaku is Hannah Jalink (3rd dan). She became 2-fold World Champion in 2018. Check out this footage of her winning the kata blackbelts. When she got a black belt in 2011, she decided to start teaching nunchaku. Meanwhile, Hannah has won multiple WK, European – and national titles. She is the best female nunchakuka of the moment.


    Nunchaku-do at USC offers you the opportunity of measuring your skills against an opponent during tournaments. Tournaments include kumite (one-on-one fight), kata (form) and freestyle (demonstration with tricks). Some of the students at USC compete on national level, so there is always a possibility to continue learning. Is competition not really your thing? Recreational members are also more than welcome!


    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!


    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.


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    Science Park 306
    1098 XH Amsterdam
    (020) 525 89 55

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