What is going on with corona?
That depends on the circumstances, but we try to organize a training at least once and preferably twice a week. This can be online at home, outdoors, or in the dojo with a limited number of participants, depending on what’s allowed. Keep an eye on the front page for announcements.
How much does it cost to join Yoroshi?
There is a yearly contribution of 20 EUR, which is reduced to 15 EUR if you sign up during the OWEE. To train with Yoroshi at TU Delft’s Sport Center “X”, you will also need to have an X subscription. For more information about X, please refer to their website.
I’m not affiliated with TU Delft, can I still train with Yoroshi?
Yes, anyone can become a member. However, to train with Yoroshi at TU Delft’s Sport Center “X”, you will need to have an X subscription, the price of which depends on your affiliation. For more information about X, please refer to their website.
Do I need an X subscription to join Yoroshi?
You will need to have an X subscription to train with Yoroshi at TU Delft’s Sport Center “X”. For more information about X, please refer to their website. You can become a Yoroshi member without an X subscription: then you won’t have access to training sessions and events at X, but you can still join us for drinks at Café X and for external events.
Can I try out a couple of training sessions before becoming a member?
You are always welcome to join a beginners training, just sign up on the X website. If you don’t have an X subscription yet, X has free tryouts at the start of each semester.
How good do I have to be to join an advanced training?
I you have prior experience in the martial art, you can probably join the advanced training sessions, just ask the sensei in advance.
How do the belt exams work?
Belt exams are held twice a year, often in April and June. If you want to participate in the exam, ask the sensei if you’re ready. You can sign up for the belt exam on the website, and reserve a belt for 2 EUR.
What equipment do I need?
That depends on the sport. For judo, jiu-jitsu and karate, you will need a gi (“judo uniform”). If you want to try out a training, you can borrow one from us. Afterwards, you will need to buy your own. For krav maga, wear normal sports clothing, such a t-shirt and shorts. If you participate in the advanced training sessions, it is recommended to bring your own protection such as gloves and shin guards. If you want, you can buy your equipment from us.
Does Yoroshi participate in competitions?
No, Yoroshi does not participate in competitions, although we sometimes hold friendly internal competitions with our members. Some of our members do participate in competitions via some of our neighbouring gyms.
Is Yoroshi part of a federation?
No, which means you cannot do a black belt examination at Yoroshi. If you want to get a black belt, you can discuss the possibilities with the sensei.
Is participation mandatory?
Yoroshi has no mandatory events, but we strongly recommend training regularly.