Southern School of Martial Arts and Rivers Edge Bujinkan Dojo, McGee's Crossroads location in Benson, NC. and our Chesapeake, Ohio location
We are now accepting new students in all programs at both the NC and the Ohio locations. For those that are fully vaccinated you are encouraged to a wear mask but currently it is not required. I will evaluate this over the next few weeks and if the Delta variant cases get worse I may require everyone in the building to wear a mask. Unvaccinated students and unvaccinated family members must wear a mask when indoors and students training indoors for their safety. Students must wear a mask when training in the hand to hand techniques if they are not fully vaccinated. We recommend our students get the Covid 19 vaccine. It is safe, effective and now widely available for ages 12 and up.When paying tuition through the PayPal link, please put the students name in the notes and then note that it is for tuition, testing or school apparel.
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Celebrating 25 years in business.Our Dojo's 25 Year History
Our newest Southern School of Martial Arts location in Chesapeake Ohio
We now have a second location of our Dojo in Southern Ohio. The Dojo is located at 11266 County Rd. 1, Chesapeake Ohio 45619. It's right beside the Giovanni's Pizza restaurant. The Head instructor for that location is Master Jon Allen, 5th Degree Black Belt. Grandmaster Murdock will also be doing a few classes and some seminars there in the coming weeks. To enroll call 740-550-2390 or 919-753-7964 if the Ohio number is not available.Learn more about this location.
Preschool ages 3 to 5. This is a fun class for young children. It builds their hand and eye coordination, develops more precise motor skills and balance. It also prepares them for the Kobushi-Do class ages 6 to 12. They learn basic punches, kicks and grab escapes while gaining self confidence and the ability to train and get along with others their age.Little Ninja, Preschool ages 3 to 5
He have a great school age children's class called Kobushi-Do. It is a very effective Martial Arts and Self Defense program. We are currently accepting students into this program.Children's Kobushi-Do ages 6 to 12
At Southern School of Martial Arts we teach practical and “Real World Martial Arts and Self Defense”. Our students learn from a high ranking Grandmaster, 10th degree black belt with many years of experience. The Grandmaster is also the “Soke” which means the head of the system. This means you get the Grandmaster of the system and the top instructor of the art teaching you all the material. At Southern School of Martial Arts you get the best of the best! On May 2021 Southern School of Martial Arts will celebrate it’s 25th year in business in Johnston County, NC.
We now have a a second location in Chesapeake Ohio and the instructor there is a Master Instructor with over 25 years of experience. Just as in NC. you get a high level of training and a highly experienced instructor teaching all the classes. Grandmaster Murdock will also be teaching a few classes when in town.
We train the mind in addition to the physical training. It’s important to learn values and morals to go along with the physical aspects of the training. To schedule a free week trial please visit the link or call 919-753-7964 or for the Chesapeake location call 740-550-2390.
Our children's martial arts students learn effective martial arts and self defense. They gain self confidence, self esteem, self control and self disciple while being respectful and kind. They continually learn valuable life lessons and goal setting while they develop good character and morals.View Classes
Adult & Teens
We offer a very effective self defense and martial art program. It's a modernized classic Ju-Jitsu style with a blend of Ninjutsu, Aikido, Judo, Karate, JKD, Krav Maga, Eskrima and Kali. We also offer a traditional Bujinkan Ninjutsu class. Our adult class is a fun and exciting way to get some exercise. It's a lot more entertaining than going to an ordinary gym and spending all your evenings on a treadmill or a weight machine. Our students get personalized one on one training from a highly skilled instructor. With us you learn a skill that will stay with you for a lifetime and someday could save your life. Several of these techniques require only minimal strength to perform and they will still work when you're older or out of shape. Why not take a couple evenings away from the gym and learn something interesting.View Classes
White belt is the first step!
Tired of sitting on the couch and being a couch potato. Want to get in shape while having a lot of fun and learning a special skill that could some day save your life? Want to meet new people and develop new friendships and relationships? Do you want something better than a boring old workout at the gym? Why not stop by and give it a try. You'll be surprised how much fun you can have.Now Accepting White Belts!
The Instructor program now accepting participants.
The Instructor Program now accepting students. You must be at least brown belt to be eligible for this program.Grandmaster Murdock
You could make a lifetime of teaching our martial art style.
System founder, Professor John H. Casarez teaching the last seminar in his career in October 2019 at Southern School of Martial Arts, ending his 70 year career in martial arts.