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Off the Mat at CMAA May 2023

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Crabapple Martial Arts Academy
May 2023 Announcements


Happy May Yall!  It’s the month all about Moms, End of the School Year, and Pools Finally Opening Up for the Summer!  Also, a time when everything get super crazy.  Below check out our Upcoming Events for May and into Early Summer.  See you on the mat!


May 2023 Events


2023 Shuri-Te Martial Arts International Conference


Last weekend, Renshi Matt and all the Crabapple Martial Arts Academy instructors and many black belts and below black belt students traveled to Fort Mill South Carolina to attend the 2023 Shuri-te Martial Arts International Conference.  This year, Renshi Matt was honored to teach 2 classes to students from all over the U.S. and Europe on various skills of martial arts.  It was an amazing weekend of inspired training, hard work, fun, and just amazing fellowship with our martial arts community.

We want to Thank the Shuri-te Bujitsu Kai community for another amazing weekend of spirited training and overwhelming hospitality to the Crabapple Martial Arts Academy family.




Crabapple Martial Arts Academy is Going International

Beginning Saturday May 20th through Monday May 29th, Renshi Matt will be traveling to Denmark alongside O’Sensei Robert Bowles, Kyoshi Troy Price, Shihan Joe Pounder, and Renshi Lydia Carnesale to teach at multiple schools across Denmark and finally a large 3 day retreat in Copenhagen.  Please wish Renshi Matt safe travels as he shares the Crabapple Martial Arts Academy hospitality in Europe.



All Gave Some, Some Gave All

Crabapple Martial Arts Academy will be closed Saturday, May 27th, and Monday, May 29th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.  Stay safe and have a GREAT holiday weekend.




Black Belt Testing is Thursday June 1st through Saturday June 3rd, 2023

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Our next Black Belt test is June 1st through June 3rd. Be sure to wish all the candidates good luck as they begin their challenging test.

There will be NO REGULAR CLASSES Saturday June 3rd.  However, you are welcome to come and watch the test.




Character Development Program on STEROIDS (Still Going)

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.



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




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 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.