About us

Master Jong Rhee

Master J. Rhee – Husband and father of two, Sixth Degree Black Belt in TaeKwondo, Fourth Degree Black Belt in Hapkido, Black Belt in Judo, 43 years of training and competition experience.
Founded in 2007, Master J. Rhee mission for Black Belt Academy is to improve physical fitness, mental discipline, and spiritual strength in every student and class. Martial arts (Taekwondo, TKD,  Karate, Judo, and countless other styles) are tools that help connect our physical forms to our mental and spiritual centers.
Master J. Rhee has been involved with martial arts his entire life. Starting as a child, he was taught the fundamentals of Taekwondo by his Grand Master Oh, a reigning champion. In his early teens, Master J. Rhee earned his first black belt in Taekwondo. It was then that he knew that he wanted to dedicate his life to martial arts. In competition, he has proven himself a fierce competitor.
Master J.Rhee believes in a principled approach to martial arts, that includes the development of personal character as well as physical strength. His focus on respect, convidence, righteousness, discipline, and vision has made him one of the most sought after martial arts instructors in the community.
For over a decade, Black Belt Academy has been serving the communities of Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Irvine, and the surrounding areas. We are proud to have the support of the community and through word of mouth, gained a reputation of excellence in our style and support of our students.

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