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