About 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 immobilisation of any attacker.

Master Rhee is the official Founder of Tae Kwon-Do in Australia; the Master Instructor and-Chief Instructor for Australia and New Zealand, President of the Tae Kwon-Do instructors Federation of Australia and New Zealand.

Many ask what does Tae Kwon-Do mean?
The name was chosen for its apt description of The Art itself.
Tae = foot; Kwon = fist; Do = art

Why you should become a member

  • Learn Rhee Tae Kwon-Do in the safe way and have fun!
  • NO training contracts or direct debits
  • Unlimited monthly training for a monthly training fee
  • Numerous DoJangs at high quality safe venues
  • Worldwide recognition of RHEE TKD rank
  • Train anywhere in Australia and NZ (over 900 Rhee branches)

Who can learn Rhee Tae Kwon-Do?

Anyone at all can learn, enjoy and reap the benefits of Rhee Tae Kwon-Do, male or female, large or small, strong or weak, young or old… You don’t even need any prior knowledge of martial arts.


The movements in Rhee Tae Kwon-Do are scientifically designed with a specific purpose in mind. Many movements involve beneficial stretching of the arms, legs and torso and regular practice of the Art will increase your level of aerobic (heart and lung) fitness. With the toning of muscles and lose of weight, members should eventually achieve a figure that is proportionate, strong and graceful. Also, the mental aspects of Rhee Tae Kwon-Do enable you to develop a far more serene and peaceful attitude to life in general.


One of the greatest advantages of Rhee Tae Kwon-Do as a martial arts is that it is not only a superior Art of self-defence, but it will also enhance every aspect of your mental and physical well-being.
The practice of Rhee Tae Kwon-Do imparts to each member: self-control,
self-discipline, high moral standards, improved psychological outlook and overall strength of character.

Traditional & non-competitive

Unlike some martial arts, Rhee Tae Kwon-Do is a traditional and non-competitive art. The emphasis is on building your individual physical and mental confidences through the study of the art. Rhee Tae Kwon-Do is regarded as one of the most comprehensive, dynamic and effective arts of self defence in this day and age. You will no only learn more about your whole self but also feel the real confidence of being able to defend yourself and your family.

Rhee Tae Kwon-Do martial arts school

World Master Chong Chul Rhee founded Rhee Taekwondo Australia in the late 196O’s with the assistance of Master Chong Hyup Rhee, Master Chong Yoon Rhee and Master Vernon Low. The Rhee Tae Kwon-Do School has been run continuously under Master Rhee in Australia since the late 1960’s (40 years). As a result of World Master Chong Chul Rhee’s efforts and unwavering dedication to the students of Rhee Tae Kwon-Do the school has grown over those years to become Australia’s largest martial arts school.

World Master Chong Chul Rhee has taught the original Tae Kwon-Do style as he learnt as a young man in his native Korea and taught as a South Korean Marine to the military – fast, powerful, effective self-defence. This dedication to the original way has significantly contributed to the wide spread popularity and strength of the Rhee Tae Kwon-Do school in Australia and New Zealand.

World Master Chong Chul Rhee visits Rhee TKD regions (geographical dojang groups) to conduct grading exams quarterly. This way Master Rhee keeps kup/grade/belt standards high. Students are aware of what is expected by their Sabum (teacher) and they practice to meet those standards, those students that have not reached expected Rhee Tae kwon-Do kup/grade standards are not promoted in rank and advised positively on what they must practice on for next grading assessment in 3 months.

The Rhee Tae Kwon-Do school runs by martial etiquette and Dojangs have order and respect so all students (from 5 years of age to 65 years of age) may learn with confidence in a positive and safe environment. Rhee Tae Kwon-Do is a martial arts organisation and not a social club, our focus is for students to practice the martial art correctly to learn effective self-defence, grow strong both mentally and physically while learning the martial way under the supervision of their Sabum (teacher) and Master Rhee. These critical factors will ensure Rhee Tae Kwon-Do’s ongoing success and stability for all members into the next century.