Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, founder of Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do, died Monday, April 30 at the age of 86. A 10th-degree black belt, Jhoon Rhee opened his first taekwondo school in 1962 and opened another 10 schools within the next two decades. Rhee, who has been credited with popularizing taekwondo in the United States, made his studios famous with the “Nobody Bothers Me” ad campaign that aired through the 70s and 80s. Rhee was friends with Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8 at McLean Bible Church at 8925 Leesburg Pike in Vienna. Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do is located in the Falls Plaza Shopping Center at 1136 W. Broad Street in Falls Church.
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