Master Ryan Yarbrough Head Instructor 

Founder  of Team Rhino est 2001 

Mr.Ryan has been a hapkido practitioner for 22 years .

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 and a black belt   in Moo Duk Kwan Taekwondo .

 Hapkido black belt 6th degree Master rank   under Grand Master Derman Hodge president of the World Moo Sul Kwan Federation and Hapkido east coast director .

Master Ryan has been involved in  mixed martial arts since he was 15 years old and holds black belts in American NinJutsu under Sir Tim Ross , JuJitsu Kuro Bushi Martial Arts Organization , Karate under Master Sam Albright , Kickboxing under Instructor Bob Yoder , Taekwondo under DoJuNim Derman Hodge one of the highest ranked Taekwondo practioner in the USA.

Trained 45 students to black belt  status level 

Started competing in boxing in 2001 at age of 18 and than American Kickboxing and MuayThai ,Karate & Taekwondo tournaments to JuJitsu tournaments . 

Started competing at 18 years old and 37 years old still competing strong .

Competed in 77 martial arts matches with 56 wins and 21 losses 

 🌎 2x World Champion in JuJitsu  2009 sport JuJitsu (MMA) format . 2015 No Gi JuJitsu  and Placed 2nd for JuJitsu world title in 2014 after 5 matches I lost to the last man standing Sensei Trey Singleton 

World Champion Karate bare knuckles kumite 2015 Old School National Karate Greensboror Sports Arena promoted by HanShi Ernest Dukes president of Kuro Bushi Martial Arts Organization.

 9x National Karate Champion  From 2006 thru 2019 

2001 thru 2009  Former member of Triad Boxing and Mid South Boxing .Boxed and Kickboxer many local fights full contact rules . Did point Kickboxing IKF / PKB  2006,07,08 in 2007 Ranked 3rd place  in NC State Muay Thai  .

Became a black belt head instructor in 2005 and 2010 a state director teaching martial arts seminars all over the state .

2012 Hosted the 1st annual Elite Freestyle Hapkido Association with instructors coming from east and west coast making it an National event.

The Elite Free Style Hapkido Association has grown over the years hosting the top Grand Masters from all over nation wide . 

Coached a few students to world championships in JuJitsu & Karate 

Setup many tournaments and helped work has a certified Judge ,ref, coordinator , and arbitrator for sport karate & Jujitsu tournaments 

A member of World Moo Sul Kwan Hapkido Federation under Grand Master Derman Hodge 

Life time member of World Tae Sool  Hapkido Association under Grand Master Troy Trodeau 

Life time member of Jae Mu Kwan HapKiDo Association under Grand Master Jae Jeanotte 

Life time member of All Korean Martial Arts Association under Grand Master Sam Albright 

Life time member of Kuro Bushi Martial Arts Organization under HanShi Ernest Dukes 

Life time member of American Ninjutsu Academy under Sensei Tim Ross 

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 , and 2019 

2019 Karate champion fighting division 

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 

Sabom    Stephanie  Yarbrough 

3rd Dan Hapkido and Sho Dan Kickboxing 

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

Sport Karate Champion 2010 National Karate Champion 

2014 & 2019Arbitrator & ring coordinator for both sport Karate & sport JuJitsu