Master Ryan Yarbrough head instructor 

Founder  of Team Rhino 

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

KO DAN JA National Instructor (Senior Master ) 6th Degree  Black belt HAPKIDO & Hapkido Regional Director of World Moo Sul Kwan Hapkido Federation .

Started training in 1990's in Jujitsu and Hapkido after studying  Hapkido for 8 years became a black belt in 2005 and started teaching . Earned black belts in both Karate & JuJitsu  under Soke Kirk Simmons and Grand Master Robert Shook .

Life time member of World Tae Sool Association under (Grand Master) Troy Trudeau  , All Korean Martial Arts Association under Kwan Jang NIm  (Grand Master) Sam Albright and American  JaeMuKwan Hapkido Association under DoJuNim Jae Jeannotte .

JuJitsu America charter school 

A member of  American Combat JuJitsu  under Professor Tony Maynard 

Mr. Ryan has put in thousands of dollars and countless hours to attend martial arts workshops , clinics , and seminars .

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

Master Ryan started the EFHA 2005and in 2012 hosted the first annual mixed martial arts and Hapkido camp now 8x


Instructor  status Cho Dan  1st degree black belt  Tang Soo Do  under Grand Master Derman Hodge 

Instructor status Sho Dan 1st degree Black Belt  in American NinJutsu under Sensei Tim Ross 

Ni Dan 2nd Dan black belt  American Kickboxing / Modified Muay Thai under Sifu Bob Yoder  

Yon Dan 4th degree Master Instructor ( Renshi ) Kenpo Karate Master Sam Albright  

Yon Dan 4th degree Master Instructor ( Renshi )  Japanese Jiu Jitsu Master Derman Hodge / Soke Chris MacDonald 

6th Dan Senior Master Rank Hapkido under DoJuNim Derman Hodge 


 Martial Art Tournament Competitor   51 wins 20 loss   71 matches in martial arts fighting 

Former Boxer 

Former kickboxer 

Tri state Karate Champion 

9x National Karate Champion   =  2x in point sparring , 2x in grappling submission divisions , 1x in Empty hand kata , 4x Self Defense division 

Sport Ju Jitsu Arbitrator 2013 - present 


2009 Won the World Title Japanese JiuJitsu (All standing all ground ). 

2014 3rd place bronze Bare Knuckle Karate 

2014 2nd place silver JuJitsu submission grappling 

2015 Won world title JuJitsu Submission grappling  

Coached  many Karate national Champion's and JuJitsu 🌎 world champion s

Trained 42  students to black belt level  

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 

Brown belt 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 (Iron Horse)Horace Sessoms 

5th Dan Chief Master Hapkido .

The highest rank in Hapkido @ YMA

Black belt American Kickboxing 

Purple belt rank American NinJutsu under Sir Tim Ross 

Sport Karate competitor champion in sport Karate fighting and self defense 

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 

Hanshi Ernest Dukes

Grand Master E Dukes

We are honored to have Hanshi has a guest instructor @ our School.

10th Dan Karate Red belt

Black belts in six different art's

1990s Kickboxing middle weight world champion 

4x Karate World Champion