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Word of the Month – Responsibility


Week 3

“Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.”
Tom Stoppard, British dramatist

Responsibility for Adults

The idea of “being responsible” or “accepting responsibility” often has a negative connotation. In reality, it is quite the opposite. To achieve great success, you must be willing to take on great responsibility. Arguably, one of the most rewarding experiences is parenthood. By no means is that an easy task! It requires a tremendous amount of work and dedication. It is also tremendously gratifying. Ask any parent, and they will certainly agree that it is an amazing experience—and responsibility. Many of your greatest opportunities will also be your greatest challenges. You must be willing to step forward, and accept them!

Responsibility for Kids

Some people don’t want to be responsible. They think it is too much work. They think life is easier without responsibilities. They are wrong. You want to be a great person. You want to be a Black Belt. You must be responsible. Come to class every week. Practice every day. Study and do your homework on time. You will be a great student, too. The most successful people in the world are responsible. They want the hard work. They want to test their self-discipline. That is why they succeed. Don’t avoid your responsibilities. Step forward, and meet them head-on.

Action For This Week

  • What are your responsibilities to be a great student??
  • What are your responsibilities to be a great Black Belt?


~ C. Matthew White, Renshi and Crabapple Martial Arts Academy has been selected as one of 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 5th 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 fifth-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 Randy Neese there directly at (770) 645-0930.