Free Kung Fu, Drumming, Mandarin June and July 2022 Ages 6-18.

Summer Camp 2022

June 20 to July 29, 2022

Free Summer Camp for DC children and youth ages 6-18.

Classes are Monday through Friday, 12p to 6p. 14th and U Streets NW.

Free Kung Fu training. Free Lion & Dragon Dance training. Free African Drumming. Free Mandarin language training.

Thanks to Learn24 for funding! / 202-232-2387


Young person performs Kung Fu while colorful Chinese Lion watches.


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

We 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.  Free lessons are in:

Kung Fu,

      Chinese Lion and Dragon Dance,

            Chinese Drumming,

                 African Djembe Drumming,

Resting is a part of training.


It is said that there are two things you train in martial arts: the 'seen', and the 'unseen'.

Sometimes it is described as external and internal energy, or strength/power and chi. But let's keep it simple, because it is challenging to train that which you cannot see. The simple answer is that self-defense takes hard work over time.

Let's Go

--Here are our applications for everyone, for all programs.-- 

CHILDREN: If you want to sign up for the upcoming youth and children program then these are the two forms. Free for DC resident youth (6-18).

ADULTS: If you want to sign up for adult classes, these are also the forms. Monthly tuition is $90/month. T-shirt, pants, sash cost $50. 

There's no direct debit. There is no contract. You may come to any scheduled class. Trial adult class is free. 

Class Times

CHILDREN No-Classes-Monday


  • 4pm to 5pm, African Drumming on Dundun, Mask up.
  • 5pm to 6pm, African Balafon. Please bring mask.

CHILDREN  Wednesday

  • 4pm to 5pm, Kung Fu Basics and Fundamentals, with mask.
  • 5pm to 6pm Lion & Dragon Dance, Drumming. Please bring mask.

CHILDREN  Thursday

Summer Camp 2019

Kung Fu

Hung Tao Choy Mei teaches children and adults fitness, focus, and self-defense. Kung Fu training requires no equipment, just hard work and a focused mind.

We teach Jow Ga Kung Fu to adults of all ages, for short or long stretches of time. We understand that adults have demanding work schedules, and go out of town, have looming deadlines, or are passing through on assignment. We have classes weekdays and weekends, but you practice when you can. Our rates are low and we have no contract. We ask only that when you come you work hard.

Summer Camp 2019


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