If you are shopping for a martial arts school please first compare our Instructor’s experience and background and our highly effective and practical martial art styles before comparing prices to the other schools in the area. Our prices reflect the Instructor’s experience, the martial art styles and the quality of the training. We do teach a lot more than just punching and kicking. Please see our reviews.

July 4th Beginner Special, First month 50% off and uniform 50% off. Expires 07-31-2021.   

July 4th Student Special, $20.00 per month off the Leadership Program for new enrollment. Expires 07-31-2021.

All trial students get one week free in any martial arts style we teach. Get a uniform 50% off when you sign up.

Southern School of Martial Arts, McGee’s Crossroads (Benson, NC. location) tuition prices. The Tuition prices for the new Chesapeake, Ohio location are below the NC location’s prices.

Little Ninja class (preschool, ages 3 to 5) $59.95 per month for one class per week, $79.95 per month for two classes per week, $99.95 per month for three classes per week and $119.95 per month for four classes per week. No contract required.

Children’s Regular Kobushi-Do Basic and Beginner class, (ages 6 to 12) $79.95 per month for one class per week, $99.95 per month for two classes per week,  $119.95 per month for three classes per week and $139.95 per month for four classes per week. No contract required.

Beginner and Basic Teen and Adult class, Manabi-Masho Ju-Jitsu and Bujinkan Ninjutsu (ages 13 and up) $79.95 per month for one class per week, $99.95 per month for two classes per week, $119.95 per month for three classes per week, $139.95 per month for four classes per week and $149.95 unlimited class time (seven hours of class time per week). No contract required.

For Chesapeake Ohio tuition prices please click on the link to the Chesapeake Ohio location prices.


We can not match a community center’s martial arts program’s prices in either state. Most of these programs are run by low ranking black belts or brown belts with less than 5 of experience. They also don’t have to pay any overhead costs.

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 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 2021 was our 25th year in business).

There’s a lot more to martial arts than 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.

The Grandmaster has high ranking black belts in Ju-Jitsu, Ninjutsu, Aikido and Judo. Our students learn from all these arts. They also learn from several other arts that Grandmaster has extensive experience in. Russian Martial Arts, Krav Maga, Karate, JKD, Eskrima and Kali. 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 available as well.

The prices above are for the basic programs. There’s no contracts required for these programs. This is a basic month to month training program. We do have family discounts for families of two or more for the basic programs and the advanced programs.

We have a Leadership Program, Black Belt Club Program, Instructors Program and Masters Program that offers higher level training, more advanced techniques, leadership training, instructor training, (assistant through level 4 Instructor), unlimited training, 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 a Master program starting soon. We 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 1st 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.