Intro::Ki Ha Rhee


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Rhee Ki Ha (born 20 March 1938) is a South Korean master of taekwondo who is widely recognised as the 'Father of British Taekwondo' for introducing this martial art to the United Kingdom since arriving in the 1960s,<ref name="Rhee1">Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha, 9th Dan Retrieved on 29 July 2007; link has expired, as at 25 January 2010. New version retrieved on 25 January 2010.</ref> as well as the 'Father of Irish Taekwondo.'<ref name="RITA">Republic of Ireland Taekwon-Do Association: Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha, 9th degree black belt Retrieved on 30 January 2010.</ref> He is one of the twelve original masters of taekwondo of the Korea Taekwon-Do Association.<ref name="ITF1972">Choi, H. H. (1972): Taekwon-Do: The Korean art of self-defence. Mississauga: International Taekwon-Do Federation.</ref><ref name="Park1993">Park, S. H. (1993): "About the author." In H. H. Choi: Taekwon-Do: The Korean art of self-defence, 3rd ed. (Vol. 1, pp. 241–274). Mississauga: International Taekwon-Do Federation.</ref><ref name="OriginalMasters">A tribute to the original masters (c. 2007). Retrieved on 13 June 2007; link has expired, as at 1 July 2011.</ref> Following a career in the South Korean military, Rhee emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1967. He was a notable officer of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) during Choi Hong Hi's leadership.

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