This club is dedicated to quality instruction in Liu Seong Gung Fu, an art that combines aspects of Southern Chinese Gung Fu and Indonesian Pentjak Silat. This art is based on the teachings of the late Grandmaster Willem Reeders, a Dutch-Chinese man who grew up in Indonesia, whose Chinese name was Liu Seong. Students are taught an efficient method of personal protection and combat, and do not specifically train for tournament and sporting application. It is both an external and internal art, combining the “hard” power of external arts with the “soft” energy of arts like Ba Gua Zhang. Classes are taught by Erik Harris, primarily at the Lee District RECenter, and are listed under the course name “Kung Fu / Silat.”
Promotional Flyer: Photos and basic class information (PDF file).
A student in CIMAC will begin by learning basic striking, kicking, blocking, rolling and falling safely, and the importance of efficiency of motion and tactical positioning. He or she will also learn various joint manipulations, throws, and takedowns, which become as significant a portion of the art as the striking and kicking. Intermediate and advanced training introduces the use of and defense against weapons, as well as handling multiple opponents.
Instruction at CIMAC is tailored to the needs and abilities of each individual student, and does not use
one-size-fits-all training methods. Students will learn and progress at a pace that suits their needs, and will not be rushed through or held back by a time-based curriculum.
Martial arts teach self-confidence, situational and self-awareness, and promote physical fitness. CIMAC‘s curriculum also offers a system that is unlike other arts taught in Northern Virginia, with its unique blend of Southern Chinese and Indonesian influence.
The club’s classes are small enough to allow personal each student to get personal attention, and not get “lost in the crowd.” To ensure this, enrollment is limited to 15 students.
|Day||Time||Room||Class Hosted By|
|Saturday||11 AM – 12:25 PM||Multipurpose Room||Fairfax County’s Lee District RECenter
6601 Telegraph Rd, Franconia
|Thursday||7:00-8:25 PM||Vestibule||Fairfax County’s South Run RECenter
7550 Reservation Dr, Springfield
Note: There will be no class on Thursday, September 18th.
Autumn Session classes begin September 13th and 25th, 2014, and the class is 10 weeks long. Students can now enroll by visiting ParkTakes On-Line, calling the ParkTakes automated telephone service at 703-449-8639 (5am-11pm), or calling a live operator at 703-222-4664 (9am-4pm weekdays).
The class is registered under the name “Indonesian Kung Fu.”
Saturday’s Class Code is #456 446 3101.
Thursday’s Class Code is #167 446 3101.
Each session is 10 weeks long and costs $148 ($15 additional for people who live outside Fairfax County). There is an $8 discount for each class for those who sign up by August 15th, during the early enrollment period.
Note that the Thursday officially starts on Sept 18th, but Erik is unavailable on the 18th and needs to cancel that class. As usual, the quarter will be extended a week to accommodate the cancellation.