Breakout Martial Arts & Fitness is dedicated to teaching quality martial arts, self-defense, and general fitness to students in Pittsboro and the greater Chatham County area. We use traditional martial arts in a way that is relevant in society today, but we go further to emphasize street-based self-defense applications and how to adapt the techniques to various situations.Our main curriculum focuses on Taekwondo and Hapkido and a weapons addition of Escrima, Bo Staff, and Nunchaku. While your kids work out, you can too! Contact us today for more information!



David Yannuzzo
David YannuzzoOwner and Head Instructor

David Yannuzzo is the owner and head instructor at Breakout Martial Arts with over a decade of martial arts and teaching experience. Instructor David holds the rank of 3rd-degree black belt in Taekwondo and a 2nd-degree black belt in Hapkido. He also has training in various other martial arts including Kickboxing, Vale Tudo, Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, Kung-Fu, and Judo.

MEET THE Afterschool Coordinator

Carole Sanders
Carole SandersAfterschool Coordinator

Carole Sanders has been working with children and their parents for over 20 years in multiple roles. She has organized a Mother’s of Preschool program, started a reading time at the Library for toddlers, and taught preschool at Pittsboro Baptist Church for 5 years. Currently, Carole teaches at Haw River Christian Academy (HRCA) in addition to her role at Breakout Martial Arts; at HRCA she has worked with kids from 4 years old to 9th grade.

MEET THE Summer Camp Coordinator

Dana Schouten
Dana SchoutenSummer Camp Coordinator | Barre Instructor

Dana Schouten is a homeschooling mom of four and martial arts enthusiast.  She lives and works on a family farm near Pittsboro and loves exploring the outdoors. Dana is very excited to share her love of adventure and fitness with your kids this summer!

Find Your Balance

Classes to bring you balance between your workout goals and your progression in martial arts.