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Lisa Lossie

Hudson started karate two years ago and absolutely loves it! It was been a life changing experience for him. It has helped him with goals at home as well as at school! Renshi even came to his school to help him set goals for good behavior! It’s been the best experience and he really loves karate!

Tara Ericson

It has been such a pleasure to partner with the awesome teachers & leaders at Crabapple Martial Arts Academy for the past 5 years of my son's Karate training. I have watched my son's confidence grow and leadership skill develop through this awesome program. We found a home in this Dojo!

Rachel Willis

Crabapple Martial Arts has been an awesome experience for my daughter. She has become more confident and focused. She loves going to class and has a great time every time. The teachers make it fun but keep them focused as well on actually learning the skills correctly. It's a wonderful program.

Marie Simmons

We started this Academy back in March and I have seen so much growth and development in my son. The confidence boost has been amazing! I could not recommend this Academy enough!!

Nicholas Bowden

We are so proud of Miles! After starting with Crabapple Martial Arts he has shown more confidence and self control. He loves going to class and talks about it all the time. The staff are great! They show a genuine care for the kids and their growth. Thanks guys!

Guy Sella

Place is great. Staff is super friendly, and extremely focused on how to best help the students. You get very personalized attention - something I found missing in other martial arts schools. I'm impressed with Sensei Matt's method of teaching the kids. They learn that fun, manners, and respect can go together. My son has a blast and cannot wait to go. He has dramatically improved self-control, focus, and a "can do" attitude. Not only that but kids actually have to earn (rather than pay $) their belts. Really - my son (9) told me that at his old Dojo he knew he’d just get his belt… this Dojo he has to work to get it. Big deal in teaching kids you have to work for things, they just don’t come to you. Oh, BTW he is proud of having to earn it (greatly improved self esteem). Love the place. Highly recommended.

William Iber

Crabapple Martial Arts is a truly exceptional martial arts school that I would highly recommend to anyone looking to improve their physical fitness and learn valuable self-defense skills. From the moment you step through their doors, you are welcomed into a warm and inviting environment that is perfect for individuals of all ages and fitness levels. The instructors at Crabapple Martial Arts are some of the most talented and knowledgeable martial artists I have ever had the pleasure of training with. They are patient, kind, and take the time to ensure that every student understands the techniques they are learning, while also pushing each individual to achieve their fullest potential. What sets Crabapple Martial Arts apart from other schools is their commitment to building a strong sense of community among their students. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced martial artist, you are welcomed into a supportive and encouraging environment where you can develop your skills and build lasting friendships with fellow students. Overall, I can't recommend Crabapple Martial Arts enough. If you are looking to improve your physical fitness, build your self-confidence, and learn valuable self-defense skills, then look no further than Crabapple Martial Arts. The exceptional instruction, warm and welcoming environment, and strong sense of community make it the perfect place to begin or continue your martial arts journey.

Kathy Abrahamson

My son has been attending Crabapple Martial Arts Academy for a little over a year now. We signed him up to address behavioral issues and as an outlet for all of his energy. The staff has been amazing in working with him to help control his impulses, focus, while promoting positive self esteem. When he is there I see a change in his demeanor from crazy kid to focused pupil. On the days he struggles the instructors use positive methods to redirect and praise him when he does well. Most of all my son has fun.

Dickson Hand

Sensei Matt has been teaching my family for over five years. Both my wife (who has worked very hard to earn her black belt) and my children have benefited immensely from Sensei Matt's teaching over the years. This is not a belt mill. In this discipline, you will not be promoted just for attending, you will work and earn your belts. It will be a challenge that will contribute to your or your child's confidence, self-esteem and ability to defend his or herself should the need arise. Sensei Matt's ability to incorporate discipline, skill and fun for them is invaluable. For my family, the Martial Arts (and Okinawan Shuri-Ryu in particular) is more than just an activity. It is a way of life, combining physical skills, honor, integrity and loyalty that contribute to the overall growth of the individual. I would recommend Sensei Matt and his school, Crabapple Martial Arts, to any parent or adult that would like to bring more of these qualities to their or their children's lives.

Emily Aguirre

My son started a few weeks ago and has loved every minute. I can already see a change in his attitude, emotions, and helpfulness around the house. The staff has been amazing and really care about their kids. I highly recommend Crabapple.

Lauren Withart

My son has just started but wants to be there everyday. He has shown self-initiative and interest in becoming a Leader for others in their journey as well. They are supportive and kind but firm in the principles and urge a holistic approach to the artform.

Christine Scholeck

Crabapple Martial Arts has been such a positive experience in the last three and a half years that my son has been going here! He has learned life lessons as well as leadership skills and of course, karate and all of it's awesome benefits!! Crabapple Martial Arts Academy has definitely had a positive effect on his life!