Dragonz Rizing is the story of one man’s journey toward finding his purpose.
We travel from his childhood days playing baseball in Boston to summers spent on Martha’s Vineyard, and on to his journey to Mecca and work in Cameroon. He guides us on a historical walk down U Street during the glory days of Black Broadway to his triumphant return to his beloved Washington, D.C. where he provides refuge for children of meager means at the Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute.
A native Washingtonian, Abdur-Rahim Muhammad was raised in Boston's Roxbury section, which he proudly refers to as his other home, and where he attended Boston English High School. He is a graduate of Hampton University and the University of the District of Columbia. Muhammad began his Martial Arts training in 1970 and continues to teach in the traditional manner so highly emphasized by all his instructors with the motto, "learn kindness, learn justice, and then learn kung fu."
Sifu (which means teacher/father) Muhammad has trained and led teams to compete in tournaments throughout Asia. In 1995, he founded the Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute on historic U Street in Northwest Washington, D.C., living his purpose during a time when the streets were littered with drugs and crime.