Keeping the Momentum

The Importance of Continuous Training Over Summer

As we transition into the warm, leisurely months of summer, the concept of taking a break permeates many aspects of our lives. However, in the realm of martial arts, the journey towards mastery doesn’t follow the school calendar. At Crabapple Martial Arts Academy, we emphasize the significance of continuous training throughout the summer. This season offers a prime opportunity for students to maintain their progress, refine their techniques, and strengthen both their skills and community ties.

The Value of Consistent Practice

Mastery in martial arts is a cumulative process, built upon consistent, dedicated practice. Each class, drill, and moment of focus adds to a foundation of skills and knowledge. Pausing training during the summer can lead to setbacks, as skills and conditioning begin to wane. “Consistent practice, especially during the summer, reinforces discipline and dedication, qualities that extend beyond the dojo into all areas of life,” a senior instructor at the academy points out. This disciplined approach ensures that students not only retain their skills over the summer but return to training with improved capabilities and readiness for new challenges.

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Strengthening Your Community

Martial arts training will foster a sense of community and belonging among students, creating a bond we strengthen through shared experiences and mutual support. Continuous training over the summer deepens these connections, creating a strong, supportive network. This community becomes a source of motivation and encouragement, illustrating that martial arts is not just about individual progress but about growing together. “The bonds formed during summer training sessions are some of the strongest. We’re not just training our bodies, but we’re also building an interconnected community,” reflects a parent from our academy.

Preparing for Belt Tests

The uninterrupted stretch of time during summer break is ideal for focusing on upcoming belt tests. Continuous training ensures that students approach these milestones fully prepared, both physically and mentally. It’s a time when students can concentrate on perfecting techniques, building stamina, and reinforcing the mental resilience needed for martial arts success.



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Continuous training over the summer is essential for those committed to their martial arts journey. It is a period for maintaining momentum, deepening practice, and strengthening community bonds. At Crabapple Martial Arts Academy, summer training is not viewed as optional but as a crucial phase of development and growth. We encourage our students to embrace the summer as an opportunity to advance their skills, forge stronger connections, and prepare for the achievements that lie ahead.


we are a black belt school and Crabapple Martial Arts Academy has been selected the nation’s #1 martial arts schools for SIX YEARS IN A ROW by the American Budokai International!

Founded in 2013 by Mr. C. Matthew White is a 5th-degree Black Belt in Karate and 6th-degree Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu, and Master Instructor. Crabapple Martial Arts Academy has Karate lessons for pre-school children to elementary kids ages 4 and up. These classes are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for each age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

Crabapple Martial Arts Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program. This is for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay) in shape, or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at or call directly at 770-645-0930. You can also visit our website at

About C. Matthew White, Renshi:  Matt is a fifth-degree black belt in a traditional Japanese and Okinawan Martial Arts – Shuri Ryu Karatedo. He is also a sixth-degree black belt in Japanese Jiu Jitsu – Shintoyoshin Kai Jiu Jitsu. He is a master instructor with the title of Renshi, which means Scholar in Japanese.  Matt has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Physiology. He has been training and teaching martial arts for over 27 years. He has owned Crabapple Martial Arts Academy since 2013. Renshi White is a motivational speaker and educator, and teaches seminars in bullying, business, and martial arts training.

Crabapple Martial Arts Academy Headquarters is in Alpharetta, Georgia at 12315 Crabapple Road., Suite 124, Alpharetta GA 30004. You can locate the Chief Instructor, Sensei Robert Reed there or directly at (770) 645-0930.


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