Chong Chul Rhee

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Rhee Chong Chul (이종철; 李鐘鐵; born c. 1935) is a South Korean master of taekwondo who is widely known as the 'Father of Australian Taekwondo' for introducing this martial art to Australia since arriving in the 1960s.wikipedia
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Rhee Taekwon-Do

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He is the founder of Rhee Taekwon-Do, which is widely publicised as Australia's first and biggest taekwondo school.
Chong Chul Rhee, one of the original masters of taekwondo, founded the school in the mid-1960s.

Original masters of taekwondo

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He is one of the twelve original masters of taekwondo of the Korea Taekwon-Do Association (KTA).
In alphabetical order following Korean naming conventions, they are: Choi Chang Keun, Choi Kwang Jo, Han Cha Kyo, Kim Jong Chan, Kim Kwang Il, Kong Young Il, Park Jong Soo, Park Jung Tae, Park Sun Jae, Rhee Chong Chul, Rhee Chong Hyup, and Rhee Ki Ha.

Dongbaeg Medal

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The Republic of Korea awarded Rhee the Dongbaeg Medal in 2003 for promoting taekwondo and Korean culture over the past 33 years.

Hangul

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Rhee Chong Chul (이종철; 李鐘鐵; born c. 1935) is a South Korean master of taekwondo who is widely known as the 'Father of Australian Taekwondo' for introducing this martial art to Australia since arriving in the 1960s.

Hanja

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Rhee Chong Chul (이종철; 李鐘鐵; born c. 1935) is a South Korean master of taekwondo who is widely known as the 'Father of Australian Taekwondo' for introducing this martial art to Australia since arriving in the 1960s.

Grandmaster (martial arts)

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Rhee Chong Chul (이종철; 李鐘鐵; born c. 1935) is a South Korean master of taekwondo who is widely known as the 'Father of Australian Taekwondo' for introducing this martial art to Australia since arriving in the 1960s.

Taekwondo

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Rhee Chong Chul (이종철; 李鐘鐵; born c. 1935) is a South Korean master of taekwondo who is widely known as the 'Father of Australian Taekwondo' for introducing this martial art to Australia since arriving in the 1960s.

Dan (rank)

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Rhee holds the title 'World Master' and the rank of 8th dan in taekwondo.

Korea Taekwondo Association

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He is one of the twelve original masters of taekwondo of the Korea Taekwon-Do Association (KTA).

Korea under Japanese rule

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Rhee was born in Korea during the period of Japanese occupation from 1910–1945.

Republic of Korea Marine Corps

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Later, he was an instructor in the Korean Marines for three years, teaching unarmed combat to the Marine Commandoes, Marine Brigade Headquarters, and the Marine 2nd Infantry Division.

South Korea

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Rhee was the first taekwondo master sent to Australia by the Republic of Korea, and was ranked around 5th dan at the time.

Adelaide

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He founded Rhee Taekwon-Do in Adelaide, South Australia, around 1965.

Korean reunification

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Rhee has worked towards the reunification of Korea, serving as a member during the third through ninth terms—and as Chairman for the eighth term—of the Oceania Division of the Advisory Council on Democratic and Peaceful Unification.

1988 Summer Olympics

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He has also served as Chairman of the Seoul Olympics Supporting Committee and founding President of the Korean Community Hall Construction Supporting Committee.

Chang Keun Choi

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Rhee is listed as a pioneer in Asia (1950s and 1960s) and Australia (1970s) in Chang Keun Choi's list of taekwondo pioneers.