Arashi is the martial arts association for students of both Saxion and the University of Twente (UT). UT employees are also accepted.
To become a member you will need be either a student of Saxion OR a student or employee of the University or Twente.
You will also need to be in possession of an Union Card (if you’re an employee you already have one). More information about obtaining this card can be found at http://www.unioncard.nl/en/
We offer four different martial arts: Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Pukulan and Taekwondo.
Jiu-Jitsu is a Japanese self-defense martial art, which aims to incapacitate an attacker as efficiently as possible. Jiu-Jitsu focuses on grappling, punching, kicking, strangling and throwing..
Jiu-Jitsu literally means “soft art”. This refers to the aim to overcome the attacker using technique instead of brute force. This means this art style is very suitable for both men and woman.
Judo is also a Japanese self-defense martial art, which has evolved into a competition sport. Judo aims to gain control of the opponent, usually by attempting to pin someone on their back. Alternatives are using armlocks or grappling techniques.
Pukulan is an Indonesian martial art which is practiced by mastering the sport, the fight, and the spiritual aspects individually. In this way the entire fight can be mastered as a whole.
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that puts emphasis on kicking, but also includes many punching and blocking techniques. The most important branch of Taekwondo is style and sparring. The style branch is practiced by fighting an imaginary opponent in a prescribed manner.
Taekwondo is often compared with karate, because these martial arts are very similar. The greatest difference is in Taekwondo’s emphasis on kicking.
I would like to try a training
If you are not yet a member you are free to join any training up to 4 times without obligation.
We recommend you to join a beginners training, the training schedule can be found here.
Pukulan and Taekwondo require no special clothing. A T-shirt with shorts is sufficient.
For Judo and Jiu-Jitsu we have suitable clothing you can borrow for the training.
If you need to borrow clothing ask the trainer before the training starts.
How much does a membership cost?
We charge 75,- euro a year (from September till August), however, you can get a 37,50 euro reduction by being an active member within V.A.S Arashi. You can become an active member by joining one of our committees organizing activities, or by helping to run the bar. The price includes access to all trainings within V.A.S. Arashi and you are free to join multiple different martial arts of your choosing. Apart from being either a Student of Saxion or the UT or an employee of the UT you will need to be in the possession of an Xtra-Card.
Being an Arashi member is more than just training martial arts. We organize events (for example our yearly Christmas dinner and movie nights as well as other activities like paintball) and regularly have a drink together.
How can I order my own sportswear?
To order the proper clothing for your sport you can contact our Commissioner of Material at email@example.com. Alternatively, the trainer can usually help you out with getting the right clothing and sizes and could place an order as well.
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