This club is dedicated to quality instruction in Liu Seong Gung Fu. This martial art combines Southern Chinese gung fu (kung fu) and Indonesian pentjak silat seamlessly. This art represents the teachings of the late Grandmaster Willem Reeders (also known as Liu Seong), a Dutch-Chinese man who grew up in Indonesia. Students are taught an efficient method of personal protection and combat, and do not specifically train for tournament and sporting application.
Liu Seong Gung Fu incorporates the “hard” power of external arts with the “soft” energy of arts like Ba Gua Zhang. Classes are taught at the Franconia and South Run Rec Centers by Erik Harris, an instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience and 30 years of martial arts experience.
Promotional Flyer: Photos and basic class information (PDF file).
A student in CIMAC first learns basic striking, kicking, blocking, rolling and falling safely, and the importance of efficiency of motion and tactical positioning. He or she also learns 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 learn and progress at a pace that suits their needs, and are not 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||10-11 AM||Space as available||Informal Advanced Class (focus on green sash training), open to all for self-directed training with help as available.|
|11 AM-12:25 PM||Multipurpose Room||Fairfax County’s Franconia Rec Center|
6601 Telegraph Rd, Franconia
|Tuesday||7-8 PM||See Class Info|
|Thursday||7-8:25 PM||Club Room 1 & 2||Fairfax County’s South Run Rec Center|
7550 Reservation Dr, Springfield
- Tuesday, December 5th: No informal training at Erik’s home
- Thursday, January 4th: No class at South Run until the new quarter starts (Jan 11th)
- Saturday, January 6th: No class at Franconia until the new quarter starts (Jan 13th)
Winter 2024 Session
Winter Session classes begin January 11th and 13th, 2024, and the class is 10 weeks long. Students can now enroll by visiting ParkTakes On-Line or calling a live operator at 703-222-4664 (9am-4pm weekdays).
Each session is 10 weeks long and costs $180 ($15 additional for people who live outside Fairfax County).