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Off the Mat with Renshi Matt – March 2023


Crabapple Martial Arts Academy
March 2023 Announcements

Happy March CMAA Community.  Can you believe Spring is nearly here, although some days the pollen count certainly tries to convince us it is already here.  Be sure to check out all our current upcoming events.  We have things for everyone from our brand new martial arts students to our seasoned Black Belts.


March 2023 Events



Quarterly Rank Promotional Testing

Testing week is March 13th – March 16th, 2023

Promotion Ceremonies Saturday March 18th, 2023

Basic Students – 9 am
Intermediate Students – 10 am
Advanced Students – 11 am

If this is your first testing week with us, you can find more information about testing at Crabapple Martial Arts Academy here: Testing at Crabapple Martial Arts Academy 




Intermediate Class Nerf War/Pizza Party

Saturday March 25th, 2023
2:00 pm – 3:20 pm

Last testing cycle, the Intermediate Black Belt Training class absolutely dominated the Character Development Stripe contest between the different classes.  So as an award, we are throwing a special Intermediate class only Nerf War Pizza Party.  Register Here



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 and The Professional Association of Martial Arts Instructors (PAMAI)!

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 or the 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 and also a sixth degree black belt in Japanese Jiu Jitsu – Shintoyoshin Kai Jiu Jitsu, and is a master instructor with a title of Renshi, which means Scholar in Japanese.  He 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 directly at (770) 645-0930.