Jhoon Rhee, Father of American Tae Kwon Do and UT alum dies

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by horninchicago, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Jhoon Rhee came to Texas and went to San Marcos initially. He transferred to Texas in 1960. He studied for 2 years and taught TKD. His first Black Belt was Allen Steen from Dallas, and his second was J. Pat Burleson from Fort Worth. I came under the J. Pat Burleson umbrella in Fort Worth.

    In 1962, he was given an opportunity to move to D.C., where he opened a school and developed TKD in the US.

    He died earlier today at 86.

  2. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad Trying this out.

    I briefly studied with Al Garza as a kid in the Houston area and he was heavily influenced by Jhoon Rhee. RIP.
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  3. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Very cool. I know who he is. Mr. Garza is one of the well known fighters from the Texas Blood and Guts Era.

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