Jhun Hoon

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Jhun Hoon and Kim Kap Hwan trained at the same dojang since childhood and have always been friendly rivals. They both became masters of separate, stylized aspects TaeKwonDo and parted ways when they got older. Jhun met up with Kim one day and heard about Kim's "Rehabilitation project", involving Chang and Choi. After witnessing Kim's ethics and methods of training, Jhun Hoon decided that he would show him a more efficient way of management. Jhun Hoon's methods are much more new-age and strange than Kim's simple harsh exercises, including lots of special equipment and activities, such as attending pop concerts. He continues to challenge Kim on his methods of enforcement and his skills as a fighter, to which they agree to work together during this time.

Jhun is a perfectionist to his students and proud of his ideals of justice and Tae Kwon Do. Though strict and collected during fights and training, he is a moe and pop-star enthusiast during his free time. He particularly likes Athena Asamiya's performances and will lose face to get an autograph from her; in fact, the canon reason for his absence in The King of Fighters 2001 was due to his over-enthusiasm, for such a case where he broke his arm chasing an image of her.
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The King of Fighters '99

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The King of Fighters 2000, The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match, The King of Fighters 2003, The King of Fighters: Neowave, Card Fighters Clash 2


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Page Updated:  Mar. 31st, 2020

Jhun might be one of the most underused KOF characters of all time. While his personality might be a little dry, I think Jhun is cooler than "some" of the KOF originals... but since he came out in KOF '99, he didn't have a whole lot of time to flourish as a design, like others did. Still, he's a cool and memorable KOF character from that era (and I think he's deserving of a proper comeback). I'm not sure about the whole pop-star enthusiast part, though... it's a silly part of his design. lol.

Jhun's stance and fighting style is definitely eye-catching and unique. I find his costume to be sort of plain, but it works for him. He also fits into Team Korea rather well, both visually and in terms of how he fights. He's not exactly a TaeKwonDo stylist in terms of "authentic" TaeKwondo, but his kicking techniques are definitely up to snuff.

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