Taekwondo Legend & Grandmaster, Jhoon Rhee Dies

Grandmaster John Rhee (1932-2018)

April 30, 2018–  (RNN) – A Korean Taekwondo grandmaster who is considered the father of the martial art in the U.S. has died.

Jhoon Rhee, a 10th-degree black belt known as “the father of American Taekwondo,” died Monday, his son announced on Facebook.

Rhee is credited with bringing the martial art to the U.S. in the 1950s and popularizing it, The Seoul Times said. 

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