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Southern School of Martial Arts

Real World Self Defense

No Tournaments, No Trophies, No Rules,

"You Win Your Life"
Learn from a true expert! Grandmaster Murdock has 35 years of experience in Manabi-Masho Ju-Jitsu and 30 years experience in many other Martial Art styles. Grandmaster Murdock is a member of four Martial Arts Halls of Fame and a Member of the World Head of Family Sokeship Council.
Manabi-Masho is a Specialized Self Defense Martial Art

Manabi-Masho means, "Lets Learn" The Working Way. Manabi-Masho Ju-Jitsu was formed in 1968 by Founder Grandmaster John H. Casarez from Japanese Hakko-Ryu Ju-Jitsu and a blend of Judo, Aikido and Karate. His blend of these four martial art styles created a very dynamic and effective non sport self defense martial art system that is now recognized internationally through the WHFSC, WASCA and USIMAA.

Grandmaster Mark Murdock's adaptation of Manabi-Masho Ju-Jitsu, Specialized Reality Martial Arts and Self Defense.

 Grandmaster Murdock's adaptation of Manabi-Masho Ju-Jitsu adds Ninjutsu, Eskrima and Techniques from JKD, Krav Maga and Russian Martial Arts for real life self protection. A street wise martial art that is effective for defending yourself and others from real attacks from real attackers, including multiple attackers and attackers with weapons. We also teach how to react to an active shooter and how to use offensive firearms tactical techniques to defend against an active shooter. This is a great supplemental to "Conceal Carry" for the normal person without tactical experience. 

We teach all, adults 18 and up, children 5 to 12 and teens ages 13 to 17. For more information on our children's martial art please visit the Kobushi-Do page.

Our Class Times:

Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Children 6:00pm to 7:00pm and Teen and Adults 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ph. 919-753-7964

Located in the McGee's Crossroads Area, Exit 319 I-40 and Hwy 210, (Physical Address: 27 Annette D. Suite 101, Benson, NC. 27504)

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Learn Multiple Styles of Martial Arts

 We teach a blend of martial arts that comprises of several martial art styles. Our primary martial art is Manabi-Masho Ju-Jitsu "Lets Learn" (The Working Way of Ju-Jitsu). Manabi-Masho is a non-sport martial art that has a very heavy base of classic Hakko-Ryu Ju-Jitsu, with Ninjutsu, Aikido and Judo blended in. We also combine several other techniques from other martial art styles (Escrima, Kali, JKD, Karate and few techniques from many other styles to numerous to mention) all to create a very effective martial art and self defense system.

Expert Level Experience Teaching Self Defense

Experienced, internationally certified and highly qualified Instructor with several years of experience. The head instructor Grandmaster Murdock has over 35 years of experience in the martial arts. 

Students Learn Very Effective Martial Arts and Life Lessons, which include:

 Reality self defense, multiple martial arts styles, how to be a better person, how to control anger, how to succeed in life, how to build self esteem, how to build self confidence, know how to be kind and respectful to others, be willing to help those in need and many, many other great qualities.


My Goal as the Head Instructor Is:

To effectively teach self defense, martial arts and moral training to our students so they will be highly effective in self defense and martial arts, while being a good person and a merciful warrior with heart. GM Murdock


Our tuition rates:

We have very competitive tuition rates. Our tuition rates generally average $75.00 to $100.00 per month. The tuition price is based on how many hours the student trains per week and then figured into a monthly rate. We do have Family, Military, Police, Fire and EMS discounts. We'll happily match any competitors price within reason. At Southern School of Martial Arts you're getting a great deal on tuition with instruction from a Grandmaster, 9th Degree Black Belt with 35 years of experience. Grandmaster Murdock is the highest ranking black belt in the system, only second to Founder Grandmaster Casarez and will be the inheritor of the system. We're one of the very few schools in the area that has a high ranking instructor teaching nearly 100% of all the classes. Most schools give you a low ranking 1st, 2nd or 3rd degree black belt or may even have a brown belt teaching all the classes. With us you get much more than you pay for. We do have private classes available as well, please call for pricing.
I've invested thousands of dollars, pounds of sweat, a little blood and a lot of training time over the years to obtain my training, knowledge and ranks. I also have to pay building rent and business overhead. That is why we charge tuition that is higher than a community center or an instructor with a home location. GM Murdock


A brief history of our dojo. 

Southern School of Martial Arts officially began in May, 1996 in Willow Spring, North Carolina and has been located in five different locations through out the local area in it's history. This was the first and only Manabi-Masho dojo outside the Hombu Dojo of Grandmaster John Casarez in Ohio and the late Grandmaster "Bob" Robert Edwards in West Virgina.

Southern School of Martial Art is currently the only Manabi-Masho Ju-Jitsu Dojo in North Carolina. The head instructor is Grandmaster Mark Murdock 9th Degree Black Belt Manabi-Masho Ju-Jitsu, Soke John Casarez's highest ranking Senior Master black belt instructor and Soke-Dai (inheritor of system). 

Please Come in For a Free Trial Class!


Other Areas of the Country where Manabi-Masho is taught:

Manabi-Masho Ju-Jitsu is also taught in Olive Hill, KY. by Master Allen Wilson and by Master Solitaire Adkins in Chesapeake, Ohio at the former Hombu dojo. Soke Casarez still teaches when he can at the dojo in Chesapeake, however he has given Master Solitaire Adkins rights over the dojo. Master Adkins now owns the dojo and Soke Casarez teaches only select classes at his own leisure without the worries of running a dojo. The new website for Tri-City Martial Arts is Master Allen Wilson, Wilson Martial Arts and Fitness can be reached at Ph. (606) 316-2198.




Southern School of Martial Arts is a BBB Accredited Martial Art Instructor in Benson, NC

Self Defense in Garner, Angier, Clayton and Benson, NC. 

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