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Born Jan 7, 1932

Father of American Tae Kwon Do.

Blackbelt Magazine's 1983 Man of the Year

Karate Illustrated's 1979 Editor's Award

  • World-renowned 10th Degree Black Belt, Known as the Father of American Tae Kwon Do
  • Appointed to National Council on Vocational Education (1984 To 1988) by President Ronald Regan
  • Appointed as Special Advisor to the President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports (1988-1991) by President George H. W. Bush
  • National Chairman of the July 4th, 1983 Nation?s Birthday Celebration
  • Martial Arts instructor for Muhammad Ali, Jack Anderson, George Allen Sr., Bob Livingston, Tony Robbins, Jack Valenti and over 300 U. S. Senators and House Representatives
  • Creator of The National Teacher Appreciation Day, January 28, 1986, which was signed by President Ronald Reagan on October 16, 1986
  • Has over 60 affiliated Tae Kwon Do studios in the US and 65 in the C.I.S. (former Soviet Union)
  • Selected as the 721st 'Daily Point of Light' by President George Bush March 17, 1992
  • Received American Immigrants Achievement Award on March 19, 1999
  • Received NAPMA's Life Time Achievement Award on June 10, 1999
  • A member of the Steering Committee of the George Allen for US Senator in the year 2000
  • In January 2000, only Korean American who made one of 203 most recognized American immigrants by the National Immigrant Forum and the U.S. I.N.S. The list included Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell and 200 others.


  • Official Site Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee's official website.

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