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 .

Started training in  Hapkido 1997and  8 years  later 2005 became a black belt in started teaching  

Charter membership in World Moo Sul Kwan Kwan Federation 2011 to current 

Life time member of Independent Martial Arts Federation

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

Life time member of World Tae Sool Association under (Grand Master) Troy Trudeau                                                                         

 Life time member American  JaeMuKwan Hapkido Association under DoJuNim Jae Jeannotte .

Life time member of All Korean Martial Arts Association under Kwan Jang Nim Sam Albright 

JuJitsu America charter school 

9 Dragon Martial Arts fighting system  under Grand Master Jason Velez 

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

In 2012  Mr. Yarbrough hosted the first annual Elite FreeStyle Hapkido Association camp that still continue's to grow .

Trained 44 students to black belt 

Promoted first sport Jujitsu tournament in 2004 has a brown belt in Jujitsu 


Hap Ki Do 

Tae Kwon Do 






 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 

No Gi & Gi  Sport Jiu Jitsu Champion 

Sport JuJitsu Champion 


2009 Won the World Title Japanese JiuJitsu (All standing all ground ). Triad show case of martial arts Greensboro NC

2014 3rd place bronze Bare Knuckle Karate Kumite lost to Hanshi James White and Master Don Lathem @ old school karate nationals Greensboro NC

2014 2nd place silver JiuJitsu submission grappling  won 2 matches lost to Sensei Trey Singleton of Goldsboro NC   Concord NC KBMA 

The bout was scored 8 to 0 Ryan's favor than Trey got the submission arm bar 

2015 Won world title JuJitsu Submission  Gi grappling  winning 3 matches in a row  @ Concord NC kbma 

Coached  many Karate national Champion's and JuJitsu 🌎 world champions .

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 

Sho Dan  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 Horace Sessoms (Iron Horse)

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