10 Things You Didn’t Know About Taekwondo Legend Jhoon Rhee

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Jhoon Rhee is a legend who is great at martial arts. This tells a lot of facts you might not have already known. These facts can help to inspire you if you want to do Taekwondo yourself. It takes a lot of work to get good so you might need encouragement and inspiration to get there.

Key Takeaways:

  • The legendary father of taekwondo, in the US, Jhoon Rhee , was noted for training elected officials, for many years, while based in Washington.
  • One thing many Jhoon Rhee fans don’t know is Rhee met Bruce Lee at an International Karate Championship, in 1964, where Rhee purportedly taught Lee some kicks.
  • The accu-punched, described as a near-to-instantaneous punch, given without thought, was taught to Mohammed Ali, by Jhoon, a fact to which Ali himself attests to.

“Now take a look at a Jhoon Rhee side kick — any photo from one of his early taekwondo books or articles will do. Compare that to film footage of Bruce Lee doing a side kick. The techniques are nearly identical.”

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