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Certifying as an instructor in the Youn Wha Ryu system takes dedication, focus, time, and sacrifice.


Instructors take an extensive training course over many weeks and then must teach a total of 120 class hours to ensure the best teaching methods possible before they are certified as Instructors at Utah Valley Martial Arts. 

Master Erik Tryon

Head Instructor
5th Dan Master Rank &
Black Belt in Krav Maga

Level V Krav Maga Instructor

Erik has been training in martial arts for over 20 years. He received his black belt at 13 under Master Mike Humphrey.

Chantelle Tryon

Sr Adaptive Instructor
3rd Dan Black Belt
Green Belt in Krav Maga

Level III Krav Maga Instructor

Chantelle has a bachelors degree in Theraputic Recreation. She uses her degree to further the education and therapy of children with special needs.

Kent Lloyd

Assistant Instructor
Black Belt in TKD & Krav Maga
Level V Krav Ma
ga Instructor

Kent is a professional stuntman for films and videos. He also has a degree in advertising that he uses to develop the digital marketing efforts of UVMA.


3rd Dan Black Belt



Level I Krav Maga Instructor
Brown Belt in Krav Maga

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