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Off the Mat at CMAA – April 2023


Crabapple Martial Arts Academy
April 2023 Announcements


“In like a lion, out like a lamb”  Spring has come to Alpharetta/Roswell/Milton.  Granted we had our typical “False Spring” followed by “Gotcha Winter”.  But I think we are finally getting into our spring weather and can now look forward to pretty weather and pleasant days (aside from the pollen).

Below are our upcoming events.  We have some awesome things happening at Crabapple Martial Arts Academy, so make sure you check them out below and we also make announcements in the dojo before and after each class.

We look forward to seeing seeing you on the mat!

April 2023 Events


Character Development Program on STEROIDS.

This new testing cycle which runs now until the June Quarterly Testing, we will be offering students a chance to earn EXTRA stripes.  As mentioned during the Promotion Ceremonies last month, anyone who doubles their character stripes (red and blue stripes) will earn a cool recognition in June.  We want to see EVERYONE go ABOVE and BEYOND.  As future Black Belts, just enough is never enough, we strive to always GO ABOVE and BEYOND.

Also, Every 2 weeks, we will select one of our Character Worksheets to be worth DOUBLE stripes.  So pay attention in class so you can hit the Jackpot!

You can find more details about our Character Development Program here : Character Development at Crabapple Martial Arts Academy

Finally, Students may earn EXTRA SPECIAL stripes.  Here is how:

  • If Student’s Family leaves a 5 Star Review (Parents, Grand Parents, Aunts and Uncles) – 50 Stripes (Max – 4)
  • If a Student’s Teacher leaves a 5 Star Review – 100 Stripes (Max – 2)

Leave Your Review Here: LEAVE US A 5 STAR REVIEW

*** Reviews need to include student names and talk about how their Martial Arts training has helped with discipline, respect, etc. ***

TOP 5 STUDENTS will be invited to attend a Fun Afternoon with the Instructors at a trampoline park and they can bring a friend with them to share in the fun.




Spring Break and Summer Camp Registration is Open

This year we are offering 2 INTENSIVE KARATE Summer Training Camps and 1 Spring Break Training Cam. We will be training all day, with a smattering of games here and there. Camp will run from 9 am to 3 pm. This will be the most productive Training Camp your child will ever experience. This camp will be geared to taking the student to the next level in their training and set them up for success at their next test.

Activities Included:
Rank Requirements
Fighting Drills
Coordination Drills
Self Defenses

Ninja Warrior Spring Break Martial Arts Training Camp
April 3rd – April 7th
Register Here

Ninja Warrior Summer Break Martial Arts Training Camps
June 12th – June 16th  &
July 17th – July 21st
Register Here




2023 Shuri-Te Martial Arts International Conference

Renshi Matt is a featured instructor again this year at the conference. This is a SUPER FUN and AMAZING weekend of learning and fellowship with your martial arts peers. The conference will be held in Fort Mill, South Carolina from May 4th – 7th. If you are interested in attending this event, please see Renshi Matt or Sensei Robert for more information.  Crabapple Martial Arts Academy will be closed for regular classes Saturday May 6th, since all the instructors and Black Belts will be attending the conference.




alpharetta-karate-black-belt 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 a 5th degree Black Belt in Karate and 6th degree Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu, and Master Instructor, Crabapple Martial Arts and Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 4-6, and elementary age kids ages 7 and up, are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

Crabapple Martial Arts Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program 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, and 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 and 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, around the world.

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.