About Rhee Taekwondo Thank you for showing interest in Melbourne University Rhee Taekwondo Club, a recognised sporting club of Melbourne University Sport (MUS) at the University of Melbourne (UoM)Our classes are open to everyone, whether one is a Melbourne University student or not. MUS is in a unique position to offer two separate taekwondo clubs which both offer different styles; Melbourne University Rhee Taekwon-Do Club (Rhee MUTKD) This club is directly affiliated with Rhee Taekwon-Do Victoria, and linked more broadly to Rhee,  International Taekwondo (Australia), offering the same style of taekwondo taught at other Rhee dojangs,  throughout the state. All promotions are overseen and certified by Master Chong Hyup Rhee.  Melbourne University Taekwondo Club (WTF MUTKD) This club offers the same competition-oriented style of taekwondo seen in the Olympics, and is affiliated with both the World Taekwondo Headquarters and the World Taekwondo sporting body in Seoul, Korea. All dan (black belt) promotions of this style are certified by the World Taekwondo Headquarters. Please note that this website deals ONLY with Rhee Taekwondo and its training schedules. History Rhee Taekwondo was founded in Australia the late 1960s by Chong Chul Rhee, who along with his brother Chong Hyup Rhee was one of the 12 Original Masters of Taekwondo. These practitioners developed their martial art under General Choi Hong Hi and Nam Tae Hi, the co-founders of the Korea Taekwon-Do Association (KTA). In 1966, General Choi broke away from the KTA with several of its members to form the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), but prior to this, he had sent several of the 12 Original Masters to different countries in order to spread and promote taekwondo (with Chong Chul Rhee among them). In 1970, Rhee was joined by his brother Chong Hyup, who established Rhee Taekwon-Do Victoria, and after 1975, the two were joined by the third brother Chong Yoon who had been training Special Forces personnel in Vietnam until the war there ended. Since 1971, Melbourne University Rhee Taekwondo has been under the guidance of Master Chong Hyup Rhee. Rhee Taekwondo aims to achieve the following characteristics in our members: Fitness and good health Self-defence Self-control Self-discipline Self-confidence Integrity Perseverance Courtesy and respect