Children's Kobushi-Do, Jr. Manabi Masho Ju-Jitsu 

Children's Self Defense in North Carolina, near Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Clayton, Angier, Smithfield and Benson


In the videos above, a typical beginners children's Kobushi-Do class with our students learning how to deal with grabs and punches. We also have a video of our basic/intermediate ranks defending against multiple attacks and at the bottom of the page we have a short video of one of our games at game time. We're now accepting new students. Why not let your child give it a try. Even in the free first class your child could learn a technique that could someday save their life. The first class is always free, and there's no obligation or high pressure sales to join. We offer month to month tuition without a contract or you can save money with a voluntary 3, 6 or 12 month agreement.

 Children's Kobushi-Do, "The Little Warrior Way"


Kobushi-Do is a specialty martial art for children ages 7 to 12. Kobushi-Do is a martial art created from a base of Ju-Juitsu with techniques from Ninjutsu, Aikido, Judo and Karate blended into it to create a natural flow of technique. A blended martial art system is much more effective than a single traditional martial art. 

Kobushi-Do "The Little Warrior Way" or Small Warrior Path is Southern School of Martial Art's Children's Martial Art Program, also known as Jr. Manabi-Masho Ju-Jitsu.

Younger children are separated from the older children. We use one half the mat for younger children (ages 7 through 9) and the other half for older children (ages 10 through 12). We also have a black belt Assistant Instructor that assists Grandmaster Murdock during classes. Children ages 13 through 17 will be in the separate teen class.

Starting January 2018 we'll be fully intergrating Kid Ninja, now called Children's Ninjutsu with the Kobushi-Do class by adding an additional half an hour to the 1 hour class. This 1.5 hour class will teach the full aspect of each art, both Kobushi-Do Ju-Jitsu and Children's Ninjutsu. Children will be able to gain belt ranks in each martial art style. Below is information about the Children' Ninjutsu.

Our Children's Ninjutsu program is based on the historical martial art of the real Ninja and has a totally different intent than what is shown in Hollywood and on TV. Hollywood and TV has made the name "Ninja" very commercial and many times very negative. The real Ninjutsu is different, it's positive and teaches positive life changing lessons. 


Our Children's Ninjutsu program is based on the real art of Ninjutsu, however it's been modified just for children and certain techniques and weapons have been omitted for the safety of the training.


Children's Ninjutsu is a traditional Japanese martial art that teaches self improvement, self empowerment and self discipline. It also helps improve self confidence, self esteem and mental focus. This is also taught in the Kobushi-Do Martial Art as well.



More Information about Children's Ninjutsu

Kid Ninja uses postures and katas based on the five elements, The student will learn Kihon happo (the eight fundamental techniques) joint locks, strikes and throws. The student will learn to move and evade in many different angles. They will learn how to use the 3ft. 4ft, and 6ft bo staff, wooden and padded swords, rope and string techniques, rubber shruriken (throwing stars) and many other types of fun weapons. There's rolling and tumbling, striking and throwing techniques. This is a fun martial art to learn and it's great exercise too.


Two to four times a year we have outdoor classes that are taught outside of the dojo. The student will get the chance to throw a real shuriken at a wood target and use a few other real weapons under the Sensei's guidance. We also have hot dog and marshmallow roast at the end of the training which is a big hit with the children.

Students have the oppritunity to get rank straight from Japan. They will be given a rank certificate from the school that they can use to get their Japan certificate if they wish.


The Kobushi-Do "Black Belt Club" is a class that focuses on advanced and higher level Ju-Jitsu, Ninjutsu, Aikido, Karate and Eskrima techniques. To be eligible for enrollment the student must have a green belt or above and commit to at least one year of training or more. We'll be training students for our demo team from this group. The student will get a special patch and have the prestige of being in the black belt club. The student must maintain a good to excellent level of skill in technique and in flow and keep good grades in school to remain in the black belt club.

Grandmaster Murdock is a retired 33 year veteran paramedic and has lots of medical knowledge and experience with both pediatric and adult anatomy & physiology. He knows how the body moves and functions and uses that to his advantage to properly train his students. He's also has the knowledge to treat an injury or respond to an emergency at the dojo if needed.


For more information click on the Kobushi-Do logo at the top of the page. 






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