Hurricane Martial Arts Center was founded by Kevin “Hurricane” Hudson. January, 1992, the vision began. With his brother and one other student, Hurricane MA Center began to grow.
Kyoshi Kevin “Hurricane” Hudson began training in martial arts at the age of eight. At 13 he decided he wanted to be a world champion kickboxer and dedicated his life to helping others become better through martial arts training. Kyoshi began training for the ring early and began competing as a teenager.
In 1994, he won the K.I.C.K. World Cruiserweight Kickboxing championship with a 12 round victory over Neil Singleton. He continued to compete regularly, winning other titles under different organizations including the I.K.F. United States Heavy Weight title in 2002. During his travels and training he began working under Mr. Joe Lewis.
Mr. Lewis was the first karate and kickboxing champion ever in the U.S. Kyoshi has now earned his 5th, 6th, and 7th degree black belt under Mr. Lewis. After the passing of Mr. Lewis, the Superfoot System merged with the JLFS. Kyoshi testing under Bill “Superfoot” Wallace and earned his 1st Degree Black in 2014. In 2005, Hurricane Martial Arts Center opened a second location in Taylors. Then in 2006, Kyoshi and his brother Shannon “the Cannon” Hudson opened a 3rd location in Greenville.
Today Kyoshi spends his time at the original Lyman academy overseeing classes and daily activities. He trains and consults the teachers of the other academies. Kyoshi sees his mission as not just teaching punching and kicking, but a way to improve one’s quality of life through martial arts training.