About the Institute

Learning Stances Summer 2008Learning StancesThe Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit leadership development organization focusing on the youth of Washington, DC. The school teaches free Kung Fu, Chinese Lion Dance, Chinese Thunder Drumming to DC schoolchildren during the summer. Other program elements include participation in the annual gala at the Historic Lincoln Theatre which highlights a world-renowned artist-activist, field trips to historic DC locations, a trip to Ocean City and sometimes competitions. By participating in the Leadership Institute's programs and attending the Institute's classes, students develop life-enhancing skills along with positive values, a sense of purpose and direction, and a commitment to progressive community development. Confidence and skills developed through our programs, equip students to set goals and enable them to reach those goals, while overcoming life's inevitable challenges. HTCMLI also teaches adults of all ages Jow Ga Kung Fu, Lion Dance, and Tai Chi. Adults may choose to participate in demonstrations, community events and the summer camp. 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 those of others. Students learn self-reliance, personal responsibility, to strive for excellence, and to become successful adults and leaders in their chosen fields. Training at the HTCMLI is preparation for living a meaningful life.