Classic Martial Arts 




Master Instructor John Murphy



"To envy the man of perfect virtue"  

Born in a martial arts family where literally everyone mother, father, uncles and grandfather trained in the martial arts up to master and grand master level. John started training at 4 years of age in Judo to learn tumbling. In 1989 He started training under Chuzo Kotaka the All Japan Karate Champion in Shito Ryu Karate in Kaneohe Hawaii. In 1991 his family moved to California where he trained in Tae Kwon Do under his fathers close friend Grand Master Tan Tao Liang the famous Kung Fu Movie Super Star. From 1992 through to the present he has trained in Shaolin Kung Fu, Praying Mantis and Chinese/Korean Sip Pal Ki.

Certified Dan Rank Issued by
International Kun Gek Do Federation 2nd Dan Black Belt
Kuk Ki Won/ World Taekwondo Federation 4th Dan Black Belt
International Korean Kong Soo Do Fed.(WKF) 5th Dan Black Belt
Korea Kung Fu Federation (Dang Rang Kwon-Praying Mantis Fist)
International Kung Fu Federation (Shaolin) Instructor Appointment
International Classic Martial Arts Federation 5th Dan Black Belt

Taught at Classes at Sherman Indian High School not open to public

New Class Location: Florence, Alabama