Not to worry! We give a nine week introduction course in which you learn the basics of the sport and its three weapons. More information on the introduction course can be found on the website of the University Sports Centre (the USC).
We train on Monday and Friday evenings in the USC, located at the Science Park. The training sessions on Mondays are from 19:00 to 22:00, under guidance of Daniel Nivard, while on Fridays the training sessions are from 20:00 to 22:00, under guidance of Christian Jelders. Training sessions allow members to put group and individual lessons into practice while fencing each other.
Our maître d'escrime is Daniel Nivard, who has many years of experience within the fencing world. Next to his work training upcoming talent for the Royal Dutch Fencing Association, Daniel Nivard also runs the company DNCoaching to promote fencing to as many people as possible. Daniel Nivard is assisted by Christian Jelders.
Certainly! The club provides members with the possibility to participate in a variety of activities. Fencing related activities such as national and international fencing tournaments at a wide range of levels are often seen as highlights within the year. Social events are also organised by the club, ranging from lasergaming to parties, allowing members to interact without stabbing each other.
Memberships fees for the club are €30 for a full academic year or €15 for half a year. Please note however that this excludes the membership fee for sporting at the USC (the sports centre). Should you fence for more than six months, you will be asked to become a member of the Royal Dutch Fencing Association (KNAS). More information regarding KNAS-membership and relevant fees can be found here.
If you wish to join A.S.S.V. Esprit, fill in this registration form and return it to the board. The registration form will contain all the information you need to become a member of A.S.S.V. Esprit!
The current board of A.S.S.V. Esprit consists of Marieke Mens (chairman), Benjamin Lion (treasurer) en Mandy Claessens (secretary). They keep A.S.S.V. Esprit running, from arranging tournaments to maintaining fencing gear for members. They are supported in their tasks by the reparation-committee and the social-committee - both important committees!