Learning Martial Arts is a life changing decision. With that in mind, we’d like to help facilitate your decision making process. We would like to invite you in for a New Student Trial Session with our instructors. If you don’t want to come alone, we offer the opportunity for your entire family to try us out as well.

Develop Karate Life Skills such as:

  • Focus
  • Respect
  • Self Control

Karate classes for ALL ages!

Kid Karate Classes

Our kid karate program is the best way to prepare a child for a productive future. Many of our students have seen improved grades, better discipline, and improved self esteem. We’ve dealt with children from all walks of life, including those with challenging behavioral issues.

Teen Karate Classes

The teen years are a perfect time to begin training. Our teen students handle those awkward years better. They understand good work ethic and enjoy being in a productive environment with good role models.

Adult and Family

It’s never too late to begin your journey. So whether you’re in your late twenties or late fifties, you can improve your fitness level, fitness, and strength through our program. Family programs Available.

about us

Hurricane Martial Arts Center was founded by Kevin “Hurricane” Hudson. January, 1992, the vision began. With his brother Shannon 'the Cannon', 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. In 2005, he competing in Chuck Norris' organization, the World Combat League. 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 in 2012, the Superfoot System merged with the JLFS.

Kyoshi tested under Bill "Superfoot" Wallace in 2014, 2016, and 2018, earning his 1st, 2nd, and 5th Degree Black Belt.

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 is an American Council on Exercise certified Group Fitness Instructor. He's earned his B.S. Degree in Business Management from the University of South Carolina Upstate. He often trains and consults teachers and trainers of 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 Still 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 of all kinds around the country and loves meeting and helping other people with his years of knowledge he's gain through his study.

After School Programs

Our Transported Afterschool Martial Arts Program is a great alternative to day care or baby sitting. We transport the children from their schools and deliver them safely to our dojo (school). At the dojo the children will eat a snack, have homework time, play a little, and each student will have their martial arts class at least two days per week.

The children will not only get exercise during the martial arts class, they will learn discipline, manners and respect for teachers, parents, friends, and themselves. They will learn self-esteem by earning belt ranks. This helps them feel self-confident and develops a "Yes, I can!" attitude that will carry over into school, home and sports. In the martial arts, we call this "BLACK BELT EXCELLENCE!"

You will find our fees extremely affordable when compared to other after school programs. We are not a day care, because we offer so much more! We teach structure, discipline, martial arts, and FUN! Call today to find out if we service your school! Our after school pick up service is offered only out of our TAYLORS Academy, at 3326 Wade Hampton Blvd. Taylors.

Online Lessons

Training LIVE with a world champion from the comfort of your own home. It's a wonderful opportunity for someone who's always wanted to be a martial artist but never stepped through the door of a commercial school. Contact us now for your first one on one class completely online.


Great staff, great instructors, great family atmosphere. They know how to work and address all age groups and skill levels. We have enjoyed the challenge since day 1.

- Rene Granados

My son and I have been taking classes here for more than a year. Great instructor. Very challenging. Would recommend.

- Hien Trinh

Leadership team not only cares about the success of their students, but also that the experience is positive. Students are given priority and the help they need to master skills.

- Kimalee Finelli

Hurricane Martial Arts is a great place to learn karate! We take our two boys there twice a week and they love going!

- Daniel Puckett

Multiple teachers so you can get the full experience of traditional karate and kick-boxing. The best!

- Rusty Lipford

My children have learned so much at Hurricane Martial Arts! They have met friends who are good influences, grown in self-esteem and learned respect. Highly recommend this dojo!!

- Ashley Hall

Great training facility with a great teacher! Highly recommend!

- Todd Criswell

Great place to train! Wealth of knowledge.

- Dustin Hall

Awesome school, fabulous instructors, all around great environment.

- Jim Schall

Great teaching from a former Kickboxing Champ!

- Michael Neal

My son has special needs, and we began coming to Hurricane Martial Arts Center for karate lessons over a year ago, in an effort to help my son with focus and give him a positive experience in his life. We have delighted to see the special care Kyoshi Hudson gives to ensure we have the best experience possible. The center focuses both on excellence in training and attention to individual needs and abilities. Heartily recommended!

- Travis Childers

Hurricane Martial Arts was an amazing experience for my kids--giving them courage, stamina, and perseverance! Kyoshi Hudson is an excellent teacher--kind, yet firm in upholding high standards for his students. I highly recommend this school!

- Shannon Keating


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 $236 per month.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a uniform cost?

The average student uniform will be around $40.

Can I come as much as I want?

Most of our beginners just come twice per week. Our schedule is such that you can change days whenever necessary, you don’t have to stick to the same two days. We also have higher level memberships which allow more class attendance each week.

How often will I test for a new belt?

Most of our students test every two or three months for a new belt, depending on their class attendance and their progress. I’ve had students take 10 years to earn a black belt and I’ve had students do it in two years. It all depends on your work ethic and determination.

How long will it take me to earn my Black Belt?

Our curriculum is structured in a manner in which a student can earn a black belt in 300 class hours of training.

How long is each class?

As a beginner the first 5 classes are just 30 minutes long. Once you get 5 classes under your belt your class will then be 45 minutes.

What style of karate do you teach?

We teach Japanese Shotokan karate. While we are relatively traditional, doing the traditional forms (katas), we do implement some various attributes of other systems as you progress through the ranks.

Do I have to sign a contract?

Here at Hurricane MA Center we encourage students to set and achieve goals, both long term and short term. Black Belt is a long term goal with short term goals built in, the colored belts from white to black. We do like to enroll new members on a 1 year program to start, but do offer other, short term options as well.

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