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Hapkido Black Belt Gets Manhandled By Blue Belt, Claims He is an ex Jiu Jitsu World Champ

Hapkido Black Belt Gets Manhandled By Blue Belt, Claims He is an ex Jiu Jitsu World Champ

Challenges have been rising in popularity ever since the early 80s. The urge to test your skill and to compare it with other martial artists is enormous. This is how a 5th degree hapkido black belt found himself facing a bjj blue belt.

For those unfamiliar with Hapkido it is a Korean martial art practiced the world over. Characterized by joint locks, throws, and dynamic kicking techniques, it is unique among Korean martial arts (Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do) in its emphasis on deflecting an opponent’s attacks instead of forceful blocking. Hapkido is the “anti-martial art”.

Here’s where the story gets super interesting – the man from the video went on to claim he is a former jiu jitsu world champion in an instagram comment:

 

According to his website bio he is a :

 MASTER RYAN YARBROUGH

PRESIDENT OF YARBROUGH MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY EST 9/11/2017 / ELITE FREE STYLE HAPKIDO ASSOCIATION 2005

FOUGHT 70 MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENTS 50 WINS 20 LOSSES

2X JIU JITSU WORLD CHAMPION 2009 & 2015

2ND PLACE SILVER FOR THE JIU JITSU WORLD TITLE 2014

2X SUBMISSION GRAPPLING JUJITSU CHAMPION 2013 & 2014

BARE KNUCKLE KARATE WORLD TITLE BRONZE 2014

7X KARATE NATIONAL CHAMPION / TRI STATE KARATE CHAMPION

FORMER BOXER

FORMER KICKBOXER

BROWN BELT / BLACK STRIPE AMERICAN NINJUTSU

NI DAN AMERICAN KICKBOXING UNDER SIFU BOB YODER

RENSHI IN KARATE UNDER MASTER SAM ALBRIGHT

RENSHI IN JUJITSU UNDER GRAND MASTER DERMAN HODGE

SABUM NIM IN HAPKIDO UNDER GRAND MASTER DERMAN HODGE

2010 FOUNDER OF ELITE FREE STYLE HAPKIDO CURRICULA ON DVD SOLD OUT OF STORE OF MARTIAL ARTS .

NORTH CAROLINA STATE DIRECTOR OF HAPKIDO FOR WORLD MOO SUL KWAN FEDERATION

LIFE TIME MEMBER OF WORLD TAE SOOL ASSOCIATION UNDER GRAND MASTER TROY TRODEAU

MEMBER OF SEI KAI BUJUTSU KAN REN MEI

ALL KOREAN MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION

LIFE TITME MEMBER OF KURO BUSHI MARTIAL ARTS ORGANIZATION UNDER 5X WORLD CHAMP HANSHI ERNEST DUKES

LIFE TIME MEMBER INDEPENDENT MARTIAL ARTS FEDERATION UNDER MASTER ROBERT SHOOK & SOKE KIRK SIMMONS

LIFE TIME MEMBER OF UNIVERSAL KARATE & KICKBOXING ASSOCIATION

TRAINED JUJITSU & KARATE NATIONAL CHAMPS

TRAINED JUJITSU WORLD CHAMPS

TRAINED 40 STUDENTS TO BLACK BELT STATUS IN NC , SC, OH , WI ,TX, KS,MO,AND OR .AZ .

TRAINED SEMINARS ON THE MAT WITH OVER 50 HAPKIDO MASTERS

ATTENDED HUNDREDS OF SEMINARS IN MIX MARTIAL ARTS

TRAVELED THE TRI STATE AREA TEACHING SEMINARS SINCE 2010

ARBITRATOR FOR SPORT JUJITSU DIVISIONS IN KARATE TOURNAMENTS

Interestingly his academy offers Japanese Jiu Jitsu and not BJJ. A further look at his website also revealed that this is the title he was referring to:

2015 JIU JITSU CHAMPION RYAN AND KASSIDIE YARBROUGH

We also managed to find a short clip of Yarbrough teaching a very sloppy spider guard sweep to choke combo:

 

 

 

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