Welcome To Hurricane Martial Arts Center

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.

Improved Focus

Focus is one of the most important skills required in karate classes. Martial arts training helps children and adults greatly improve their ability to concentrate.

Self Control

Learning how to control yourself is an essential teaching in martial arts. This is most especially important in children, as self-control isn’t a lesson that is taught much in academics.


Teaching respect through martial arts training follows a student throughout their lives. When one has respect for others and a respect for themselves, they, in turn, receive respect from those around them.


Perseverance is another core tenet of martial arts training.  We adopted the motto “A Black Belt is a White Belt who never gives up”.

Kevin "Hurricane" Hudson

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.

Who We Are

Karate Classes For All Ages!


Frequently Asked Question

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 $150 per month. Entire families can train together in our family classes for as little as $236 per month.

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.

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.

Each class is just 45 minutes with the exception of our Tiny Tiger class. The class for the 4 and 5 year old group is just 30 minutes.

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

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.

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.

The average student uniform will be around $40.

Yes. 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.

Please get in touch to find out more about our services