Reeves UPKUDO Academy
The Lightning Experience!

"It doesn't matter where you go. LIGHTNING can strike anywhere."
--Sensei Anthony "LIGHTNING" Reeves

Welcome to the Reeves UPKUDO Academy. Home of "the LIGHTNING experience". Reeves UPKUDO Academy has been providing private instruction in Kickboxing, Self Defense, and Competitive Fighting for the Tampa Bay Area since 2001.

All instruction proudly taught by Sensei ANTHONY "LIGHTNING" REEVES, Esq.
  • SENSEI, UPKUDO International Karate Federation Sensei (designated in 2001 by Grandmaster Gary Baker, 9th Dan, Founder, UPKUDO Fighting system and Renshi Anne Radke, 4th Dan, President, UPKUDO International Karate Federation)
  • Chief Instructor, Reeves UPKUDO Academy
  • General Counsel, UPKUDO International Karate Federation

"We don't train Amateurs. We train CHAMPIONS!"
--Grandmaster Gary L. Baker

In 2001, UIKF President Renshi Anne Radke recommended and UPKUDO Founder Grandmaster Gary Baker authorized the establishment of Reeves UPKUDO Academy. Reeves UPKUDO Academy offers a full service of private martial arts instruction to private individuals, groups, companies, or entities. In compliance with UPKUDO International Karate Federation mandates designated by the President of UIKF, Reeves UPKUDO Academy instructors attend quarterly UPKUDO Instructional Seminars conducted by Grandmaster Baker. These seminars are designed to keep all instructors abreast of the latest martial arts instruction, techniques and philosophies of the Federation.

"A great fighter must be great mentally, physically, and spiritually."
--Renshi Anne Radke

Services provided by Reeves UPKUDO Academy include:
Private workouts
Self Defense Seminars
Karate Lessons
Professional Fighting instruction / coaching

Reeves UPKUDO Academy is affiliated with the Headquarters of the UPKUDO International Karate Federation (ALPHA UPKUDO) and is a member in good standing with UIKF.

Instructors for Reeves UPKUDO Academy can be contacted via phone (813-767-7147) or e-mail (

Alpha UPKUDO and all affiliated schools of ALPHA UPKUDO are registered members

     UPKUDO is registered with the State of Florida T12000000860 and service marked with the the US Government since 1990. Alpha UPKUDO # 99-01 and all affiliated schools of UPKUDO are registered members in good standing with the UPKUDO INTERNATIONAL KARATE FEDERATION. Those professing they are UPKUDO schools or associations and do not bear the registration number with Grand Master Bakerís signature are not recognized. Any use of the name is a copyright infringement and will be in violation.
     UPKUDO Karate is not affiliated with Black Lion UPKU DO in Tallahassee or Jacksonville. Grand Master Baker was inducted in the World Hall of Fame and is registered with The World Head of Family Sokeship Council #930724005 and established as the Grand Master of the art of UPKUDO for his outstanding accomplishments as a competitor and instructor as well as his contribution to the Martial Arts world with his unique style called UPKUDO.