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.
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.
His first book, You Can Hit the Mark was released April of 2016, and is considered a great compilation of truths and techniques to improve one's life as well as the story behind the martial artist. It can be found at local book stores as well as Amazon. Kyoshi often shares his testimony with groups around the country and loves meeting and helping other people with years of knowledge he's gain through his study.
I know you may have shopped around for martial arts training in the area and no we are not the cheapest, but there’s a reason for that. To be honest as an instructor, I could tell you our program cost $3 per month or $3000 per month and it wouldn’t mean anything to you until you’ve been in one of our classes and experienced the value.
At Hurricane Martial Arts Center we have a variety of different programs for a variety of different budgets. Our program is perfect for individuals wanting to improve their life or families looking for a new activity to experience together.
Individuals can get started on a Black Belt program for around $100 per month.
Entire families can train together in our family classes for as little as $189 per month.
A school age child can begin our transported after school martial arts program starting at $50 per week.