Head of the Casarez Manabi-Masho Ju-Jitsu System, Grandmaster Mark Murdock from North Carolina and Allen Wilson from Kentucky
January 1, 2018 Soke John H. Casarez passed the Manabi-Masho Ju-Jitsu system to Grandmaster Mark Murdock and Master Allen Wilson. The system was renamed Casarez Manabi-Masho Ju-Jitsu in honor of it's founder. Grandmaster Murdock and Allen Wilson became Soke of the system. March 15, 2019 made 70 years in martial arts for Soke Casarez. Soke Casarez officially retired at age 82 but still enjoys showing a few techniques time to time. This man is a legend in the martial arts. It's a great privilege to have trained under him for nearly 40 years. Currently Master Wilson is not teaching the system in it's name, but continues to teach select techniques that he included in his system.
Soke Murdock is currently training his own Soke-Dai to take over for him one day.
On August 31, 2019 while at the WHFSC event Soke Casarez officially retired from teaching and passed the Sokeship to his Soke-Dai. He also promoted Grandmaster Murdock to 10th degree black belt.
Soke Mark Murdock, 10th Dan
Head Soke of Casarez Manabi-Masho Ju-Jitsu.