Sensei Anthony Tupper

​Master Instructor & Owner

Anthony Tupper began his study of martial arts while in the 6th grade in 1998, as a student of Master Instructor Rick Short in Pearland.

Over the next 20 years, he gained confidence, self-discipline, focus, respect for others and himself, courage, integrity, responsibility, honor and a strong work ethic as he progressed all the way to 5th Degree Black Belt and Master Level Instructor. 

Sensei Anthony has trained in Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Jiu-Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do, a Russian military combat fighting system, various traditional martial arts weapons (knives, Katana sword, Bo, nunchaku, Escrima sticks, Shuriken stars and many more). 

Along the way, he has also received training from police officers and former military personnel in tactical self-defense training, active shooter response, peaceful conflict resolution, home & office protection, protective self-defense (protecting a third party), and civilian emergency response. 

Sensei Anthony is CPR & First Aid certified and has received training in emergency response. He is also certified in Safeguarding God's Children through the Episcopal and Catholic dioceses.

In 2007, he founded Tupper Martial Arts Academy with an after-school martial arts program at St. Stephen's Episcopal School Houston. Over the years, we have grown from 2 students to an average of 85-100 at any given time in the school year.

Sensei Anthony Tupper is married to Krystle, a registered dental assistant, and they live in Friendswood. They are the proud parents of 2 dogs, a cat, a bearded dragon and corn snake. 

They are active members of Crosspoint Church in Pearland, and both serve in The Club children's ministry. Sensei Anthony teaches 2nd grade Sunday School and Krystle works with the babies.

Sensei Anthony uses his faith as a Christian to teach principles of respect, courtesy, discipline and courage to his students. 

Sensei Anthony is also a mentor and supporter for Pearland ISD's RISE and Alvin ISD's YET student mentoring programs.

Tupper Martial Arts Academy is a proud investor in the Pearland Chamber of Commerce. 

Sensei Anthony is always available to talk, provide guidance, information and answer questions. Please feel free to call or text him at 281-433-2807 or email Please allow 24 hours for a response.