Hi, my name is Master Chun Rhee and I own and operate the Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do School in Falls Church. I guess you can say I have been training with Tae Kwon Do since birth. You may remember me from the old "Nobody Bothers Me" commercials back in the early 70's and 80's. I was the one who said "Nobody Bothers Me Either!" and winked at the end. The other child in the commercial was my younger sister Meme. That commercial aired for over 15 years in the Washington DC area. The greatest benefit Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do has given me over the years is that it has helped me with my other hobbies. As a child, I loved playing soccer and I was always a little more agile and flexible than the other kids on my team. Currently, I am an avid golfer and many of the principles of balance and power taught in tae kwon do are applied to the golf game.
I am a 5th degree black belt under the Jhoon Rhee system and have been running the family business since 1992. I graduated from the College of William and Mary and I am happily married to my beautiful wife Lisa Lee.
Hi my name is Master Manuel Bonilla and I am a 4th degree master instructor under the Jhoon Rhee System. I began taking Tae Kwon Do classes at Jhoon Rhee, Falls Church as a high school freshman. I quickly fell in love with the sport and found myself at the school almost every day. As an under belt, I enjoyed every opportunity I was given to help with class instruction. I earned my black belt three years later, in the summer of 1988. Some of my hobbies include running marathons, soccer and golf.I am happily married to my wife Emma Fletcher for almost 8 years, and we have 2 beautiful daughters Eliza and Julia.
Hi, My name is Master David Moss. I am a Computer Science graduate and veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.
After leaving the Coast Guard I joined Charlie Lee Karate where I was the Head instructor/Manager and head
Coached for the World Charlie Lee Karate Competition team from 1992 to 2002.
During that time I won 14 different World Championship Titles as well as coached 30 World Champions.
In 2002 My beautiful wife Suet gave birth to Triplets Cindy, Christy, and Michael.
I became a stay at home dad for the first two years of their life.
I have been teaching Weapons at Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do since 2016. I am a 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a 6th degree black belt in Shotokan Karate.
Master Philip Baroody is a renowned martial artist and a 5th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor specializing in creative forms. He earned his Black Belt from Jhoon Rhee in 1986, after years of dedicated training and hard work. Baroody's commitment and dedication to the art of Tae Kwon Do were evident in the way he trained and approached every aspect of his martial arts journey.
Aside from his over 300 Tournament Championships, Baroody also overcame a chronic illness using Grand Master Jhoon Rhee's philosophy and meditations to overcome the illness. This experience allowed him to develop a deep understanding of the healing power of martial arts and inspired him to specialize in those with who find learning difficult. He was awarded ‘Instructor of the Year’ by Grand Master Rhee personally. Baroody has been the president of two non-profits, the Washington Youth Foundation, which taught inner-city kids Tae Kwon Do, and Galactic Kicks, which helps those with cancer participate in martial arts.
Baroody was best known for his precise hands and creative forms and is a two time World Champion as a member of the National Sport Karate Team. He has promoted over 500 Black Belts in his career and his expertise and mastery of Tae Kwon Do have led him to become one of the most sought-after instructors in the martial arts world. He has dedicated his life to teaching and sharing his experience with others, particularly those with special needs. Baroody is a true inspiration to many and his contributions to the martial arts community are immeasurable. We are honored and proud to have him on staff.
Martial Arts has been a way of life for me since I began with Jhoon Rhee in 1997 when I was 4 years old. Tae Kwon Do has helped me physically by maintaining a strong sense of health, body awareness, flexibility, and balance. Mentally I continue to practice being more disciplined, confident, and focused. I am appreciative every day for being a part of this Tae Kwon Do family. I have grown from a student to a teacher at this school. Through teaching, I hope to inspire students to become better versions of themselves each and every day.
Hi, I'm Desha Prashad Nixon and I started taking classes at Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do in March 1999. I became a student because I saw that my son was enjoying his classes, and I wanted to have fun too! I received my Black Belt in June 2003. I have been the Program Manager at the Falls Church Studio since February 2007. I graduated from Mary Baldwin College in 1991 and have a Masters Degree in Psychology from Marymount University. I have been married for 20 years to my husband, Bill, and have three amazing sons: William, Barrett, and Harrison - and the cutest litle dog named Jeter.
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