If you are shopping for a martial arts school, please first compare our instructor’s experience, background, and our very effective self defense and martial art style to the other schools in the area. We give a week of free classes so the potential student can try it out with no obligation to sign up. We are not the average martial arts school. We teach an “exclusive to the state” and a much higher level blend of martial arts with a lot more material than just simple punching and kicking techniques. Please look through the rest of our website and then check out some of our 5 star reviews.

Southern School of Martial Arts, McGee’s Crossroads NC. Class Tuition 


Little Ninja class (preschool children, ages 3 to 5) two 30 minute classes per week. Class times Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30pm to 6:00pm. Tuition averages $99.95 to $129.95 per month. The more time you sign up for, the cheaper the monthly price.

Basic and Beginners Kobushi-Do class (children ages 6 to 12) two 1 hour classes per week. Class times Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm to 7:00pm. The student can train any two of these days. Tuition averages $109.95 to $149.95 per month. The more time you sign up for, the cheaper the monthly price.

Basic and Beginners Teen and Adult class, Manabi-Masho Ju-Jitsu and Bujinkan Ninjutsu (ages 13 and up) two 1.5 hour classes per week. Class times Tuesday and Thursdays 7:00pm to 8:30pm, tuition averages $119.95 to $159.95 per month. The more time you sign up for, the cheaper the monthly price.

We have all the price plans at the dojo that you can go through before signing up. You can pick and choose the plan that best fits your budget.


More information below,

The Leadership Program, Black Belt Club Program, Instructor program and the Masters Program are all upgrades in training. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for more information.

At the Southern School of Martial Arts we have a high ranking 10th degree black belt that is also the Soke (head of the martial arts system) teaching 98% of all the classes. You pay for a highly skilled and experienced teacher. At our school, you get the best of the best. When comparing schools, please just don’t compare prices; compare experience, knowledge, background and years in business (May 2023 was our 27th year in business).

There’s a lot more to martial arts than just learning how to punch and kick. Anyone can teach that. If you want to learn more than just how to punch and kick, we can teach you so much more.

Soke Murdock has high ranking black belts in Ju-Jitsu, Ninjutsu and mid-level black belts in Aikido, Judo and Karate. He also has black belt level skill equivalent or higher in Eskrima, Kali, JKD. Our students learn from all these arts. They also learn from several other arts that Soke has extensive experience in, Russian Martial Arts and Krav Maga. There’s also many various weapons techniques taught within our system. Our system is a specialized self defense system and not really meant for sport or competition. However, it can be modified for those wanting to use it for sport. 

Active Military, police, EMS and Fire discounts are available as well.

The prices above are for the basic programs. This is a basic and fundamental training program. We do have family discounts for families of two or more for the basic programs and the advanced programs.

Our intermediate and advanced programs are available after the student is evaluated and approved for the program. The higher level programs are the Leadership Program, Black Belt Club Program, Instructors Program and Masters Program. They offer higher-level training, more advanced techniques, leadership training, instructor training, (assistant through level 4 Instructor), unlimited training, free belt testing, includes all leadership classes and workshops. These programs cost a little more but are worth it in the long run. These programs are upgrades to the starter/basic program and do require a commitment.

These programs include a free uniform, free Federation membership, free training manual, free workshops and select seminars, free training videos, free unlimited belt testing up to black belt itself and then discounted testing above black belt and upgraded belt rank certificates that are 11″x17″ with the Federation and Soke Murdock’s gold seal.

During the first month of training, the student will be evaluated by Soke Murdock for eligibility to enroll in the more advanced programs. The student must have the drive and desire to train, along with good skill and good behavior, to be eligible for these programs.

Once eligible, the student may enroll in these higher-level programs. These programs are for the serious martial artist only. Students of these programs will strive to achieve a black belt and go beyond and achieve degrees of black and then become instructors of the art. We have our Master program up and running. We will also have a Soke-Dai (Inheritor of Martial Art Style) program that will start once we have students that are eligible for the program.

Leadership Program: Eligible student may start at White Belt.

Black Belt Club: Eligible student may start at Green Belt.

Instructors Program: Eligible student may start at Brown Belt.

Masters Program: Eligible student may start at 2nd Degree Black Belt

Soke-Dai Program: Eligible student may start at 5th Degree Black Belt

Currently, all programs are taught by 40 year + veteran 10th Degree Black Belt.