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Word of the Month – Confidence #1



Confidence Week 1 Video 

Week 1


“Self Confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.”
Samuel Johnson, 18th Century English writer and critic


Confidence for Adults

Nothing significant occurs in your life without confidence. Even the most insignificant and mundane tasks of your daily life require unconscious confidence to do them. To accomplish new tasks and goals, you must first “know” that they are possible. There would be no reason to make plans or put them into action unless you first convinced yourself that
those plans would guide you to your goals. Without that conviction, you might be tempted to stop, if the journey to your goal doesn’t go as you planned. Have confidence in your ability
to reach a goal. Your confidence will drive and motivate you to work hard, even though the challenges are great.

Confidence for Kids

Life is impossible without confidence. You must have confidence in your ability to reach every goal and finish every task. You must already have confidence because you tried martial arts. Many people fear martial arts training. They think it might be too hard. They think they will look stupid. You had the confidence to come to your first class. Your confidence makes a great life possible. You need it to reach any goal. Remember, you can do it, whatever “it” may be. Work hard, even when life is a struggle. You will succeed because confidence is your partner.

Action For This Week

  • Name a goal you reached that required confidence in your abilities. How did your confidence help you?
  • How can past successes make your confidence stronger?


~ C. Matthew White, Renshi 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.