Chinese-Indonesian Martial Arts Club

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Gung Fu and Pentjak Silat in Alexandria & Springfield, VA

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 Lee District and South Run RECenters 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).

Instruction Methods

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. (10 students during the pandemic)

Class Schedule

  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 Lee District RECenter
6601 Telegraph Rd, Franconia
(703) 922-9841
Tuesday 7 PM – 8 PM See Class Info
Thursday 7:00-8:25 PM Club Room 1 & 2 Fairfax County’s South Run RECenter
7550 Reservation Dr, Springfield
(703) 866-0566
  • There will be no RECenter classes on Thursday, November 25th or Saturday, November 27th.
    • We will hold our annual Pre-Turkey Workout at Erik’s house. Details to come later.

Autumn Session

Fall Session classes began September 18th and 23rd, 2021, and the class is 10-12 weeks long. Students are welcome to enroll in the class after the quarter has begun. If the links below don’t work, you can call or visit the RECenter (contact info above) and enroll in person. However, the county will apply a discount to the registration price only if the quarter is half over. If you join near the end of a quarter, you may be able to pay drop-in fees instead of paying for half of the quarter, at the RECenter’s discretion.

The class is registered under the name “Indonesian Kung Fu.”
Saturday’s Class Code is #6B2.NFXR. (12 weeks)
Thursday’s Class Code is #6B2.S4F8. (10 weeks)
Each session is 10 or 12 weeks long and costs $171 or $205 ($15 additional for people who live outside Fairfax County).