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 su.utwente.nl/en/unioncard/

We offer four different martial arts: Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Pukulan and Taekwondo.

We have both Dutch as international members, so explanations are in dutch and english.


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.

Corona protocole

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we need to manage the amount of participants at our training a little more carefully than usual. Please fill out the following form so we will be informed about your presence:  https://forms.gle/EmJoG4Ustvgd8KGp8

How much does a membership cost?

The contribution is 90,- euro a year (from September till August). First time sudents get a 50% discount, meaning a contribution of just 45,- euro for the entire year.

By being an active member, you can get a discount of up to 40,00 euro (maximum 50% of the contribution). 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 Unioncard.

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 barmat@arashi.nl. Alternatively, the trainer can usually help you out with getting the right clothing and sizes and could place an order as well.

Time: Sport: Location in Sportcentrum Utwente:
18:00 – 20:30 Taekwondo SC-5
19:30 – 21:00 Judo Dojo
21:00 – 23:00 Pukulan Dojo
18:00 – 19:30 Jiu-Jitsu beginners Dojo
19:30 – 21:00 Jiu-Jitsu advanced Dojo
19:00 – 20:30 Taekwondo sparing Dojo
20:30 – 22:00 Judo Dojo
20:30 – 22:30 Pukulan SC-6
18:00 – 19:30 Jiu-Jitsu advanced Dojo
19:30 – 21:00 Jiu-Jitsu beginners Dojo

Enrolment form
enrolment form 2017-2018
Extra info (EN)