Isshin Ryu Karate, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, Ashtanga Yoga

Hammer Training & Fitness (formerly LVIRK Training Center) Instructors

Rodney Guignet

Owner, MMA Instructor, Kickboxing Instructor, USA Boxing Coach, Isshin Ryu Karate Instructor

Rodney Guignet - Owner, MMA Instructor, Kickboxing Instructor, USA Boxing Coach, Isshin Ryu Karate Instructor

Rodney S. Guignet has over 22 years of training, starting with high school and college wrestling. He received his Fifth Degree Black Belt in Isshin Ryu Karate in August 2004. Rodney S Guignet is a member of the Okinawan Isshin Ryu Karate and Kobudo Association (OIKKA), the International Association of Martial Artists (IAMA), and the National Association of Professional Martial Artists (NAPMA). He is also a certified USA Boxing coach.  more


Rebecca Pizzolatto

Owner, Isshin Ryu Karate Instructor, Self-Defense Instructor, Okinawan Karate Weapons Instructor

Rebecca Pizzolatto - Owner, Isshin Ryu Karate Instructor, Self-Defense Instructor, Okinawan Karate Weapons Instructor

Rebecca Pizzolatto is the co-owner of the LVIRK Training Center operated by Lehigh Valley Isshin Ryu Karate, Inc. She received her Third Degree Black Belt in Isshin Ryu Karate in October 2006. Sensei Becky is a member of the Okinawan Isshin Ryu Karate and Kobudo Association (OIKKA) and the International Association of Martial Artists (IAMA).  more


William Miranda

Boxing Instructor, USA Boxing Coach, MMA Coach

William Miranda - Boxing Instructor, USA Boxing Coach, MMA Coach

William Miranda has been boxing for 17 years. William started at a recreation center called “Lost Battalion Hall” when he was 14 years old. When William was 16 he competed in the Junior Olympics in New York. He won in the NY tournament and was then sent to compete in the regional tournament in Lake Placid, NY.  more


Carol Lesusky

Registered Yoga Teacher

Carol Lesusky - Registered Yoga Teacher

Carol Lesusky started practicing Yoga over fifteen years ago, taking classes in Iyengar, Kripalu, Hatha, and Ashtanga Yoga. Carol received her teacher certification in Ashtanga Yoga in August 2001 and has been a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with The Yoga Alliance since 2002. She is also certified in prenatal yoga through MOTHERWELL Maternity Health and Fitness and is also certified in Adult, Infant and Child CPR through the American Red Cross.  more


Tommy Pressimone

MMA Coach

Tommy Pressimone - MMA Coach

Tommy Pressimone has been involved in martial arts since 1968. Tommy had his first taste of karate at age 11 in a friends basement and his love for skilled fighting began. Being raised in the Bronx NY, fighting became an almost everyday experience and it was street fighting that fueled his attention to detail within martial arts.   more


Michael Manion

MMA Instructor, Kickboxing Instructor, Isshin Ryu Karate Instructor

Michael Manion - MMA Instructor, Kickboxing Instructor, Isshin Ryu Karate Instructor

Michael Manion has been studying Isshin Ryu Karate since 2003 and is a member of the Okinawan Isshin Ryu Karate and Kobudo Association (OIKKA). Michael received his black belt in Isshin Ryu Karate in 2006. In preparation for his black belt test, Mike started training with Team Hammer - the Mixed Martial Arts team at LVIRK Training Center.  more


Miss Lauren

Assistant Isshin Ryu Karate Instructor, Member of Leadership Team & Black Belt Club

Miss Lauren - Assistant Isshin Ryu Karate Instructor, Member of Leadership Team & Black Belt Club

Miss Lauren is a five and a half year trained karate student at LVIRK Training Center. She is a Jr. Black Belt with a Purple Stripe. Miss Lauren instructs the beginner and sometimes advanced students due to her 6 months of leadership training. She decided to join the leadership team for several reasons.  more


Dawn Cowell

Licensed Massage Therapist

Dawn Cowell - Licensed Massage Therapist

Dawn Cowell has experience in both the workplace and as a holistic and certified practitioner of massage therapy.   more


Schedule a free, no obligation, introductory class online or call (610) 841-7010.

Karate, MMA, Kickboxing, Boxing, Yoga

Lehigh Valley Isshin Ryu Karate, Inc. offers Martial Arts Classes in Isshin Ryu Karate, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Ashtanga Yoga, and Self-Defense at Hammer Training & Fitness in Allentown, PA (formerly LVIRK Training Center in Catasauqua, PA). Hammer Training & Fitness (formerly LVIRK Training Center) also has Martial Arts Instructors who offer Martial Arts Private Lessons in Isshin Ryu Karate, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, Ashtanga Yoga, Okinawan Karate Weapons, Submission Wrestling, Grappling, Self-Defense, and Pre-Natal Yoga. Hammer Training & Fitness (LVIRK Training Center) also offers Personal Training and Massage Therapy. Hammer Training & Fitness (LVIRK Training Center) is a unique Martial Arts Center that draws Martial Artists from all over the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey including the following locations: Alburtis, Allen Township, Allentown, Alpha, Bangor, Bath, Beaver Meadows, Belvidere, Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Blairstown Township, Bloomsbury, Bowmanstown, Bushkill Township, Catasauqua, Chapman, Chestnut Hill Township, College Hill, Coopersburg, Coplay, East Allen Township, East Bangor, East Side, Easton, Emmaus, Forks Township, Fountain Hill, Freemansburg, Frelinghuysen Township, Glendon, Hackettstown, Hanover Township, Hardwick Township, Harmony Township, Heidelberg Township, Hellertown, Hope Township, Jim Thorpe, Knowlton Township, Lansford, Lehigh County, Lehigh Township, Lehigh Valley, Lehighton, Lower Macungie Township, Lower Milford Township, Lower Mount Bethel Township, Lower Nazareth, Lower Nazareth Township, Lower Saucon, Lower Saucon Township, Lowhill Township, Lynn Township, Macungie, Moore Township, Nazareth, Nesquehoning, New Tripoli, North Catasauqua, North Whitehall, North Whitehall Township, Northampton, Northampton County, Palmer, Palmer Township, Palmerton, Parryville, Pen Argyl, Philadelphia, Phillipsburg, Plainfield Township, Portland, Roseto, Salisbury, Saucon Valley, Slatington, South Whitehall Township, Stewartsville, Stockertown, Summit Hill, Tamaqua, Tatamy, Trexlertown, Upper Macungie Township, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Upper Milford Township, Upper Nazareth, Upper Nazareth Township, Upper Saucon Township, Walnutport, Warren County, Washington, Washington Township, Weatherly, Weisenberg Township, West Easton, Whitehall, Whitehall Township, Williams Township, Wilson Borough, Wilson, Wind Gap, White Township, and surrounding areas!