Happy Birthday Master Phillip Rhee
Written on the 15 August 2019
Happy Birthday to Master Phillip Rhee on September 7th. He is a prominent martial artist, teacher and actor. He started his martial arts training at age 4. Together with his brother, he entered the Jun Chong Martial Arts Academy and trained in Taekwondo and Hapkido, with Master Mark Choi.
Phillip Rhee now currently holds a 6th degree in Taekwondo, a 3rd degree in Hapkido and a 1st degree in Kendo (sword). He has also studied boxing which he incorporates into his martial arts curriculum.
Rhee's 1980 representation of the United States' Taekwondo Team against the South Korean team in the championships of the Asia Games formed the basis of his screenplay for the film "Best of the Best". The movie was such a hit that three more parts followed finishing with Best of the Best part 4 in 1998. He was also considered for the role of Liu Kang in the movie "Mortal Kombat" (1995)
His favourite personal quote is:
1985 Ninja Turf AKA LA Streetfighters
View the tribute below to see him in action: