STRONG BODY – STRONG MIND – TRUE SPIRIT
HONESTY – INTEGRITY – INDOMITABLE SPIRIT
My Master, who promoted me to Black belt and who I train under every 3 months is Master Chong Chul Rhee.
Master Chong Chul Rhee was selected from the Korean military due to his advanced martial arts ability. He was selected by the late General Choi to teach, assist and formalise the newly born martial art style of TKD for the South Korean Army/government.
Master Chong Chul Rhee and another of the Rhee Tae Kwon Do school’s Masters, Master Chong Hyup Rhee (Master Chong Chul Rhee’s younger brother), were 2 of the original 12 Masters of Tae Kwon Do, officially appointed by General Choi and the then KTA (Korean Tae Kwon Do Association).
I believe one of the first spots Master Chong Chul Rhee & moved onto Australia and set up the Rhee International Tae Kwon Do oganistion in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.
At RTKDWA, we still train in the original military self defence style of Tae Kwon Do as it was formalised in 1955. Some refer to the original style of TKD as Chang Hon (Kwan name). Master Rhee believes TKD should stay a powerful, effective self defence martial art, not a sport and has not deviated from teaching that traditional military style to his students.