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

On May 21st, 2002 The UPKUDO International Karate Federation was assigned document number T12000000860 with the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations. The trademark is held by Grandmaster Gary L. Baker. Alpha UPKUDO is a certified school in the UPKUDO International Karate Federation #99-01. Neither Black Lion or Gallop's Karate are associated with UPKUDO. Only the schools listed on this site are recognized as authorized UPKUDO schools.