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Young person performs Kung Fu while colorful Lion stands by.z

Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute has been teaching children for over 25-years. Every year we apply for grants and donations so that we can provide free instruction during these challenging times.

We're teach in a big red building with Paul Robeson on the side on U Street NW near the intersection with 14th Street NW. 

The current free program is for DC kids ages 6 to 18 years old: lessons in

Kung Fu,

      Chinese Lion and Dragon Dance,

            Chinese Drumming,

                 African Djembe Drumming,

                      African DunDun Drumming,

                           African Balafon is ongoing now.

  • Uniform consisting of t-shirt, pants, sash is provided free.
  • All necessary equipment, instruments, and professional instruction is provided.
  • All classes are Zoom-accessible.
  • Contact Sifu Abdur-Rahim Muhammad at htcmrahim@aol.com.

This program is made possible by funding by Washington DC's Learn24 program. Program is ongoing now until 11 June 2022.


  • 1:00p to 1:45p Chinese Lion and Dragon Dance
  • 2:00p to 3:00p African Drumming on the Djembe drum



  • 4:00p to 5:00p African Drumming on the DunDun drum
  • 5:00p to 6:00p African Balafon Lesson


  • 4:00p to 5:00p Kung Fu Basics and Fundamentals
  • 5:00p to 6:00p Lion and Dragon Dance, Chinese Drumming


  • 4:00p to 5:00p African Djembe Drumming
  • 5:00p to 6:00p African DunDun Drumming