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White Belt to Black Belt: Growing Up Strong and Smart


From White Belt to Black Belt: Growing Up Strong and Smart with Martial Arts in Alpharetta!

Join the Fun Adventure of Learning Karate and Building Great Character!

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Welcome to the Exciting World of Karate!

Hey kids and parents in Alpharetta! Have you ever thought about how cool it would be to learn karate? It’s not just about kicking and punching; it’s a super journey of growing up to be strong, smart, and kind. In Alpharetta, children’s martial arts is more than a sport – it’s a fun way to learn important life skills!


Starting as a White Belt – The First Big Step!

When you start learning karate as a kid, you begin with a white belt. It’s like opening the first page of a fantastic storybook. You’ll learn awesome moves, make new friends, and start understanding what it means to be a martial artist. Every class is like a new adventure, filled with fun and learning!  All while learning Respect, Discipline, and Self Control as well.


Growing Stronger and Smarter with Every Belt!

As you learn more in karate, you earn different colored belts. Each belt is like a trophy, showing how much you’ve learned and grown. You’ll feel proud every time you wear a new belt. It’s not just about being strong in your body, but also smart in your mind. You’ll learn to focus, listen well, and remember cool moves!


Learning to Be Kind and Respectful

One of the best things about learning karate in Alpharetta is how it helps you become a better person. You’ll learn to be kind to others, share, and play fair. In class, everyone is a friend and we all help each other. This is what character development is all about – becoming the best you can be!


Becoming a Black Belt – A Super Achievement!

The journey from a white belt to a black belt is super exciting! It takes time, practice, and lots of learning. But guess what? When you finally wear that black belt, you’ll feel like a superhero! It shows that you’ve worked hard, learned a lot, and become a true martial arts champ!  Additionally, it will show you that you know how to never give up and work very hard.


Join Us in Alpharetta for a Karate Adventure!

So, all you kids in Alpharetta, are you ready to start your amazing journey in children’s martial arts? You’ll make new friends, learn cool moves, and grow up to be strong, smart, and kind. Come join us and start your adventure from a white belt to a black belt today!


Come and Learn, Grow, and Have Fun!

We can’t wait to see you at our martial arts school in Alpharetta. You’re going to have so much fun learning karate, earning belts, and becoming the best you can be. Let’s start this exciting adventure together! 🥋🌟

black belts being presented 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.