On this last episode, we look back on 23 years of joyous, difficult and always informative conversation.
“When you take Jhoon Rhee self defense
Then you too can say
Nobody bothers me
Nobody bothers me”
If you grew up in the Washington, D.C. region, chances are you’ve heard the now-legendary TV commercials advertising Taekwondo Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee’s local martial arts classes. Rhee popularized Taekwondo instruction in the United States and beyond, but made Washington, D.C. his home. While he counted Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali as students, in the D.C. region, he taught everyone from congressmen to kids. We remember Rhee, who died this week, and his local legacy.
- Francis Pineda Master Instructor and Co-Owner, Jhoon Rhee Arlington
- Meme Rhee Daughter, Jhoon Rhee
"Nobody Bothers Me" Commercial
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