About Us

Kung Fu, Lion Dance, Drumming, Tai Chi training in Washington, DC

Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute is a 501(c)(3) leadership development organization focusing on developing life-long skills for adults and children of Washington, DC.
     HTCMLI teaches adults of all ages. Some of our adult martial artists have experience from other self-defense systems. Others are passing through DC and staying for a brief assignment, or have no prior martial arts training.
    During the summer, the school teaches free Kung Fu, Chinese Lion Dance, Chinese Thunder Drumming to DC schoolchildren. Children learn how to participate in gala events on traditional stages, or open floors, attend field trips to historic DC locations, as well as a trip to the beach enclave of Ocean City, MD.
     By participating in the Leadership Institute's programs and attending the Institute's classes, students of any age develop life-enhancing skills along with positive values, a sense of purpose and direction, and a commitment to community development. Confidence and skills developed through our program equip students to set personal goals, and enable students to reach those goals while overcoming life's inevitable challenges.
     The Institute's training program develops physical strength, a strong will, a quickened mind, and an ethical and moral base from which to evaluate one's own actions and the actions of others. Students learn self-reliance, personal responsibility, pursuit of excellence, and to become successful leaders in their chosen fields.
Training at the HTCMLI is preparation for living a meaningful life.