About Rhee Taekwon-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 Taekwon-Do.

The definition of Rhee Taekwon-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 Taekwon-Do practitioner uses well trained hands, arms and feet to effect the rapid immobilisation of any attacker.

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

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


Traditional & non-competitive

Unlike some martial arts, Rhee Taekwon-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 Taekwon-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 Taekwon-Do martial arts school

World Master Chong Chul Rhee founded Rhee Taekwon-Do Australia in the late 196O’s with the assistance of Master Chong Hyup Rhee, Master Chong Yoon Rhee and Master Vernon Low. The Rhee Taekwon-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 Taekwon-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 Taekwon-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 Taekwon-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 Taekwon-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 Taekwon-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 Taekwon-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 Taekwon-Do’s ongoing success and stability for all members into the next century.