Southern School of Martial Arts and Rivers Edge Bujinkan Dojo
We are open and accepting new students. We have several Covid 19 safety policies in place. We follow and exceed all CDC guidelines for the prevention of Covid 19. Masks and temp checks are required for all people entering the building.
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This is our 25th year!
There will be a special 25th Anniversary page added soon with special and historic pictures and the history of the school from all 25 years we have been in business.
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 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
We're currently going above and beyond the CDC Covid 19 guidelines for the safety of our students. We are training outdoors weather permitting for a safer training environment. We are using several props to simulate punching arms so our students can practice defenses while maintaining social distancing. Family members in the same class may train with one another without restrictions. 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're currently going above and beyond the CDC Covid 19 guidelines for the safety of our students. We are training outdoors when possible and using some props to simulate punching arms so our students can practice defenses while maintaining social distancing. Family members in the same class may train with one another without restrictions. 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.