History of Rhee Tae Kwon-Do
Approximately 1300 years ago, during the Silla Dynasty in Korea an ancient form of unarmed combat – known these days as Tae-Kyon evolved. The ancient Art of Tae-Kyon is now widely dispersed throughout the world and known as various forms of Tae Kwon-Do.
The definition of Rhee Tae Kwon-Do involves dynamic techniques of unarmed combat for self-defensive purposes, combining the skilled application of powerful punches, flying kicks, blocks, dodges and interceptions the Rhee Tae Kwon-Do practitioner uses well trained hands, arms and feet to effect the rapid destruction of any attacker.
Rhee Tae Kwon-Do teaches the student how to control every technique that they are taught. It is regarded as one of the most dynamic and effective Arts of self-defence and so during training, all techniques delivered by all parts of the body are properly executed and well controlled. This means that there is no injury as a result of uncontrolled blows during training, but you will learn how to deliver full-powered blows in defence of yourself and your family.
Expertly taught by qualified instructors, regular practice of Rhee Taekwondo ensures limitless benefits for a fulfilling Way of Life, including:
- Fitness and total health
- Effective self-defence
- Honour and loyalty
- Indomitable spirit
World Master Chong Chul Rhee
World Master Chong Chul Rhee introduced the dynamic art or Tae Kwon-Do to Australia over 40 years ago and is the founder of Tae Kwon-Do in Australia, head of the Rhee Tae Kwon-Do Organisation, Master Instructor and Chief Instructor for Australia and New Zealand, he is also the President of the Tae Kwon-Do Instructors’ Federation of Australia and New Zealand.
Mr. Rhee acquired vast international experience before coming to Australia. He was a leading instructor of the Korean Marines, Police Force, students at universities and colleges and members of the public. Mr. Rhee developed and taught special unarmed combat methods to the Marine Commandos, the elite Commandoes’ underwater demolition team, Marine Brigade Headquarters and Marine 2nd Infantry Divisions. (The Korean Marines earned a reputation as the world’s most feared and courageous troops. Nicknamed ‘The Demon Hunter Marines”, they were easily recognised on the battle fields and were the most disciplined, daring and highly efficient elite of the armed forces.)
Mr. Chong Chul Rhee then spent some years in South East Asia – including Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Brunei and other countries – spreading the Art of Tae Kwon-Do. Tae Kwon-Do is booming in these countries today and many thousands of students are reaping the benefits of Mr. Rhee’s dedication to the Art.
Since introducing the Art of Tae Kwon-Do in Australia over 40 years ago, – Mr. Chong Chul Rhee has led hundreds of demonstrations throughout the nation. He has demonstrated the Art at universities, colleges, Air Force bases, Army and Police academies, and to the public. He has been featured in countless newspaper and magazine articles and brought the spectacular Art of Rhee Tae Kwon-Do to millions of television viewers.
Through unending hard work and perseverance Mr. Rhee has established a very strong foundation for the art of Rhee Tae Kwon Do with the assistance of a massive network of Black Belt assistant instructors. Mr. Rhee’s wealth of technical and teaching experience and highly skilled technique have contributed substantially to Rhee Tae Kwon Do’s dynamic expansion throughout Australia and New Zealand. Rhee Tae Kwon-Do is booming in Australia and New Zealand today, with many thousands of students and the community sharing in the benefits of World Master Rhee’s leadership and dedication to the Art.