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
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