Master Ryan Yarbrough Head Instructor 

Founder  of Team Rhino est 2001 

Kwan Jang Nim /President of Elite FreeStyle Hapkido Association est 2005 . Owner of Yarbrough Martial Arts Academy est 2017

HAPKIDO  MASTER RANK  BLACK BELT and title Sabum Nim Moo Sul Kwan Hapkido 

 Hapkido black belt 6th degree  

Master Ryan has been involved in  mixed martial arts since he was 15 years old and started teaching has a black belt in 2005 .

He has studied and holds black belt rank in the art of American NinJutsu , Ju Jitsu , Karate , Taekwondo , KickBoxing , and Hapkido

In 2010 Mr. Ryan started teaching seminars @ local schools and by 2012 became a national instructor 

In 2012  Mr. Yarbrough hosted the first annual Elite FreeStyle Hapkido Association camp which hosted instructors from NC , SC,TN,OR,WIS,VA,FL ,that still continue's to grow . 

2012 to current Master Ryan taught Ju Jitsu seminars for the international Kuro Bushi Martial Arts Organization camps , seminars , and hall of honors. Had the honor to meet HoH martial artist from all over the world . Also arbitrated all the JuJitsu events  for Sport Jujitsu and Gi and No Gi grappling submissions divisions .

Instructor Ryan has attended many of MMA seminars and fight camps  under UFC hall of fame fighters  and  , JuJitsu , Karate  and Hapkido seminars under more than a hundred  Masters & Grand Masters.

Trained 45 students to black belt  status level 

Instructor Ryan is a fighting veteran in mix martial art  tournament matches  since 2001 

In 2000 Ryan went into wrestling with best friend John Cottle and left in 2001 to become a boxer after fighting in his first Tough Man boxing contest at the Greensboro Coliseum .

Sensei Ryan boxed amateur from 2001 to 2005

2006 to 2009 Sensei Ryan kickboxed @ local amateur  full contact kick boxing events and IKF point American and Muay Thai kickbox events  

2006 Sensei Ryan started competing in Point Karate and Continue Karate (american kickboxing) to 2015

2007 Sensei Ryan ranked #3 for the NC  Ikf point kickboxing 

2007 - 2008  Sensei Ryan started training in submission grappling with a students Sensei Felix Boggan 

2009 - 2010 Sensei Ryan trained MMA @ Evolution Fighting Academy 

2009 Mr.Ryan started competing in submission JuJitsu grappling tournaments 

2009 - Sensei Ryan won the sport JuJitsu world cup  (all striking & ground fighting ).

2011 - 2012 Sensei Ryan trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 

2014 Mr.Ryan won the 3rd place bronze for the World Title Fights in Bare Knuckle Karate main event at the old school national tournament hosted by Grand Master Ernest Dukes 

  Mix Martial Art Tournament Competitor   56 wins 21 losses   with 77matches in martial arts fighting  in  MMA, Karate , JuJitsu ,  Boxing  ,  Muay Thai Boxing and American Kickboxing .

Coached  many Karate national Champion's and  Te'Kyia Burger to world champion in Kumite Karate &  Adam Wardell , Jeremiah Miller to JuJitsu 🌎 world champions  and Jon Farlow to silver place world champioships .

2009  won the Ju Jitsu world Championship sport JiuJitsu    in Greensboro NC (Triad Show Case of Martial Arts) .

2014 Placed 2nd (silver)  for the Ju-Jitsu world title 2014 (KBMA) Concord NC 

2014 Bare Knuckle Karate Fight World title fights at Old School Karate Nationals Greensboro NC placed 3rd Bronze 

2015 Won the JuJitsu world title Gi and No Gi Grappling Submissions 

2019 placed 2nd for the KBMA JuJitsu  No Gi world title fights @ Greensboro Sports Plex arena

 won 9 National Karate Championships from 2006 thru 2015 

Dedicated to teaching martial arts to kids , teens , and adults 


Master Jon Farlow     (Sling Blade)

Published book author 

3rd Dan American Karate 

3rd Dan Kenpo Karate 

1st Dan American Kickboxing 

2nd Dan American NinJutsu 

2nd Dan Hapkido 

1st  Dan   Ju Jitsu 

Coached and worked many tournaments for Team Rhino 

Well known for fighting in sport JuJitsu competed for the Ju Jitsu World Title 2013,2014,2015,2017, & 2018 

Master Horace Sessoms (Iron Horse)

5th Dan Chief Master Hapkido .

The highest rank in Hapkido @ YMA

Black belt American Kickboxing 

Purple belt / black stripe rank American NinJutsu under Sir Tim Ross 

Sport Karate competitor champion in sport Karate fighting and self defense divisions

undefeated sport JuJitsu Champion 2006

Worked and coached many martial art tournament 

2009 Asked by Master Dan Piller to be a guest speaker helping him teach short stick self defense @ 2009 World Hapkido       Association 


Sensei Jeremiah Miller (Jumbo)

Sensei Miller started training in Hapkido & Jujitsu 2013 

2nd Dan Hapkido 

1st Dan Ju Jitsu 

Fighter for team Rhino 

fight record 

2014 JuJitsu 2nd place  submission grappling 

2015 JuJitsu 2nd place    submission grappling 

2016 JuJitsu 1st place KBMA  submission grappling 

2017 JuJitsu  1st  place KBMA submission grappling 

Sport Ju Jitsu / All striking / Throwing / Ground submissions 

2018  Black belt  AmericanJuJitsu world title Matches placed 2nd promoted by KBMA  

2018 Fought in the  Black belt division  American JuJitsu Tournament promoted by Octagon MMA

2019 Won the  KBMA World Championship JuJitsu 


Sabom    Stephanie  Yarbrough 

3rd Dan Hapkido 

2014 Hall of Honor female black belt of the year Kuro Bushi Martial Arts Organization 

Sport Karate Champion 2010 National Karate Champion 

2014 Arbitrator & ring coordinator for both sport Karate & sport JuJitsu