Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am not a student. Can I join De Grondleggers?
A: We are sorry to inform you that we can only allow BSc and MSc students to our association. We also allow a limited number of PhD students.

Q: What are the costs of a membership?
A: The costs include the price of sports rights, which can be purchased at de Bongerd (online or desk) for €94/year, plus our own modest fee. For 30 euros per year you can join any training with De Grondleggers, for 10 euros you can train just judo and jiu-jitsu. This fee applies to one academic year, i.e.: the fee for 2016/2017 is the same in September 2016 as it is in April 2017. This means you get more out of your money the sooner you join.

Q: I want to practice martial arts but have no prior experience. Which art do you recommend?
A: That depends entirely on you. Your goal(s) may be self-defense, competition, getting in better shape or simply having fun. You are welcome (and recommended) to try all different trainings we have to offer.

Q: I am injured, can I train?
A: That is for you to decide. If you are unsure, ask a doctor or physiotherapist. You may want to tell the trainer and your training partners to take it easy with you, which shouldn’t be a problem.

Q: Can I / do I need to participate in competition?
A: You can, but are not required to. Competition is at your own initiative. Ask a trainer or other members and they will likely be glad to help you prepare.