School’s Out for Summer, Training’s In

Why Summer Break Is the Best Time to Start Martial Arts

Summer break ushers in a season of relaxation and freedom. However, it also presents a golden opportunity for personal growth and physical fitness. At Crabapple Martial Arts Academy, we believe there’s no better time than summer to embark on a martial arts journey. Whether you’re a child off from school or an adult looking to invigorate your routine, summer break offers the perfect setting to dive into martial arts. Here’s why:

Flexible Scheduling for Busy Families

Summer schedules can be less hectic and more flexible for both kids and adults, making it an ideal time to integrate martial arts into your routine without the pressures of schoolwork or tight work schedules. Crabapple Martial Arts Academy offers a variety of class times throughout the summer, ensuring that you can find a slot that works with your summer plans, be it early morning sessions before a day out or evening classes to wind down after a day of activities.

Summer Camps and Intensive Programs

One of the highlights of summer at Crabapple Martial Arts Academy is our range of summer camps and intensive programs designed specifically for this season. These programs offer an immersive experience into martial arts, where students can delve deeper into their practice, learn new techniques, and build lasting friendships. It’s a full-on, fun-packed introduction to martial arts that provides a strong foundation in a short period.



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Focus on Personal Growth and Fitness

With the more relaxed pace of summer, students can dedicate time to focus on personal growth and physical fitness. Martial arts is not just about learning how to kick and punch; it’s about developing discipline, respect, self-confidence, and perseverance. The summer offers a unique chance to concentrate on these without normal distractions. During the rest of the year, school and work can make spending dedicated time on new activities difficult. 

A Productive Use of Summer Break

Starting martial arts during the summer ensures that the break is used productively. Instead of spending days idly, students engage in physical activity that boosts their health, learn valuable life skills, and prepare themselves mentally and physically for the challenges of the upcoming school year or work quarter.


Summer break is an open door to new experiences and personal growth. At Crabapple Martial Arts Academy, we welcome students of all ages to step through this door and start their martial arts journey. With flexible scheduling, special summer programs, and a focus on holistic development, summer is the prime time to embrace martial arts and transform your life.


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 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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