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[IMMIGRATION SUCCESS] Jhoon Rhee - Father of American Tae Kwon Do

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  • madchinaman
    JHOON RHEE The Father of American Tae Kwon Do http://www.ailf.org/notable/iaa99.htm#rhee Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, a 10th Degree Black Belt, is considered the
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 13, 2006
      JHOON RHEE
      The Father of American Tae Kwon Do
      http://www.ailf.org/notable/iaa99.htm#rhee


      Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, a 10th Degree Black Belt, is considered
      the "Father of American Tae Kwon Do." Grandmaster Rhee's first trip
      to America was on June 1, 1956, for a short military training
      program soon after the Korean War. In 1957, he returned as a
      freshman to Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos,
      Texas with $46 in his pocket.

      English was his biggest obstacle.

      It took him half an hour to read a single page. Through perseverance
      and discipline, Grandmaster Rhee has become one of the most
      prominent motivational public speakers in the world today,
      encouraging individuals to achieve self-discipline, self-esteem and
      self-defense through the development of academic, moral, and
      physical excellence.


      Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee has been involved in every aspect of Tae Kwon
      Do. He has opened schools in order to teach not only the physical
      techniques of Tae Kwon Do, but the inseparable mental aspects, as
      well. His Martial Arts philosophy calls for building true confidence
      through knowledge in the mind, honesty in the heart, and strength in
      the body. His philosophy and seminars center around rediscovering
      the vision of America's Founding Fathers by restoring mental
      discipline in America and in the world.

      Grandmaster Rhee has received a great deal of recognition for his
      achievements in Tae Kwon Do. He was named the 721st Point of Light
      by former President George Bush for helping inner-city children with
      his foundation through the Joy of Discipline program which teaches
      children self-respect, self discipline and self-motivation. In 1976,
      he was named "Martial Arts Man of the Century" at the U.S.
      Bicentennial Sports Awards.

      In 1975, Grandmaster Rhee was entered in the Professional Karate
      Magazine Hall of Fame and in 1983 was awarded Black Belt Magazine
      Man of the Year. Additionally, he was in a feature film, "When Tae
      Kwon Do Strikes," which is a Hong Kong production shown all over the
      world.

      In addition to training Mohammed Ali and Bruce Lee, Grandmaster Rhee
      has trained many members of Congress three mornings a week for the
      past 33 years. Grandmaster Rhee fully expects to continue teaching
      Tae Kwon Do for another 33 years until he is 100 years old!
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