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 member 

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 


 6th Degree black belt - Moo Sul Kwan Hap Ki Do -  under  - DoJuNim Derman Hodge whom tarined under his father and Grand Master Kim 

 1st Degree black belt - TaeKwonDo -  under -  Grand Master Derman Hodge 

 4th Degree black belt Karate - under -  Kyoshi Sam Albright 

4th Dan Renshi black belt Japanese Ju Jitsu Under IMAF , Grand Master Chris MacDonald , Grand Master Hodge , Hanshi Ernest Dukes , Master Sam Albright , Owaza Ryu JuJitsu Grand Master Jason Valez 

2nd Degree black belt - Kickboxing - under -  Sifu  Bob Yoder 

Sho Dan black belt American NinJutsu under Sensei Tim Ross 

Soke Massaki Hatsumi in Japan taught Master Robert Bussey Ninjutsu

Master Bussey brought it to USA and I learned under Sensei Ross NC State director 


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

Former Boxer -  First boxing match was at the Greensboro coliseum complex in 2001 after that  Mr.Ryan was hooked and continued  training and competing in boxing for years .

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 - 2019  

Padded weapon division 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 

Sensei Jeremiah Miller (Jumbo)

Sensei Miller started training in Hapkido & Jujitsu 2013 

2nd Dan Hapkido 

1st Dan Ju Jitsu 

Fighter for team Rhino 

fight record 

2014 JuJitsu 2nd place  

2015 JuJitsu 2nd place 

2016 JuJitsu 1st place KBMA 

2017 JuJitsu  1st  place KBMA

2018  Black belt JuJitsu world title Matches placed 3rd promoted by KBMA

2018 Black belt sport JuJitsu Tournament promoted by Octagon MMA


Sabom                       Stephaine  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