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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 are required for all people entering the building.

If you're a student or parent of student and you feel sick, even in the slightest, please do not come to class. If you have been exposed to Covid-19 do not come to class until you have waited at least 7 days and then test negative for Covid-19 on the 8th day. Please see our Covid-19 Exposure Protocol by clicking the link below

Sensei Murdock is now fully vaccinated and will be teaching our normal material to students individually and on a one on one basis. He will allow normal hand to hand training without restrictions for students that have been vaccinated for Covid 19. If you have had the Johnson and Johnson or the 2nd dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines you will be allowed to train two weeks after the last dose with other fully vaccinated students without restrictions. If you have recovered from Covid 19 and are clear of symptoms for over 10 days and test negative you will be permitted to train hand to hand with any fully vaccinated student.

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This is our 25th year!

We have a school 25 year history page with pictures from 1996 through 2021. Just click the link on the top menu.

We follow and exceed the CDC guidelines for the prevention of Covid 19

We do require temp checks and masks to be worn while inside the building for the safety of the students and the Sensei. We also practice social distancing, with the exception of family members which they are permitted to train with each other. For the students who don't have any family to train with we use artificial arms and other props to simulate grabbing hands and punching arms.

Covid 19 Exposure School Protocol for Students

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

Kids

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.

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Adult & Teens

In the picture a father and son training together. He currently only allow family members to train hand to hand. 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.

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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.

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