Success Stories from Crabapple Martial Arts Academy

Meet Our Heroes:

Welcome to a special feature on our blog where we shine a spotlight on the remarkable young heroes of Crabapple Martial Arts Academy in Alpharetta. Our students not only excel in kids martial arts and kids karate but also demonstrate extraordinary self-confidence and self-control in their personal lives. Today, we celebrate their achievements and share how they’re making a positive impact both in and out of the dojo.


Elena’s Triumph at the Georgia State Championships


Elena, a 13-year-old karate prodigy, recently brought home the gold from the Georgia State Championships. Her dedication and hard work set a stellar example for all our students. “Karate has taught me the value of persistence and hard work. Winning the championship was a dream come true, and I couldn’t have done it without the support of my Crabapple Martial Arts Academy family,” Elena shared. Her story is a testament to what kids can achieve with passion and perseverance.






Alex’s Journey of Self-Improvement


Alex, a 10-year-old student, faced challenges with attention and discipline when he first joined our academy. Through martial arts, Alex developed a newfound sense of self-control and focus. “Martial arts changed my life. I’m now doing better in school and feel more confident in everything I do,” said Alex. His teachers and parents have noticed significant improvements in his behavior and academic performance, highlighting the transformative power of martial arts training.



Sophia’s Community Outreach Initiative


Sophia, a 15-year-old black belt, exemplifies the spirit of community service and leadership. She initiated a community clean-up project in Alpharetta, rallying fellow students and locals to participate. “Karate teaches us about respect and responsibility. I wanted to give back to our community and make a difference,” Sophia explained. Her initiative not only beautified local parks but also strengthened the bond within the community.



The Johnson Siblings: A Family of Champions


The Johnson siblings, Mark (12) and Sara (14), have been with Crabapple Martial Arts Academy for over five years. Together, they’ve won multiple competitions and have become role models for younger students. “Martial arts is a family journey for us. It’s about more than just winning; it’s about growing together and supporting each other,” said their mother. Their story highlights the family-centric environment of our academy, where students grow in self-confidence and learn the value of teamwork.

At Crabapple Martial Arts Academy, we’re more than just a place to learn kids karate or martial arts in Alpharetta. We’re a community that fosters personal growth, self-confidence, and self-control. Our students’ achievements in martial arts and their personal lives inspire us every day, and we’re proud to share their stories.

Join our family at Crabapple Martial Arts Academy, and let us help you or your child embark on a journey of self-improvement, discipline, and success. Here, heroes are made, and dreams become reality. 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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