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

Martial Arts Classes

Isshin Ryu Karate

The Isshin Ryu Karate program focuses on getting in shape, learning self-defense, and having a good time relieving your stress of the day.

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

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

The Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) program captures the combative essence of martial arts and is designed as a new hybrid-hardcore course. This course will focus on fighting tactics, including drills and scenarios with empty hands. Our MMA program was developed for a few purposes. First, the MMA program helps fighters get ready to compete in amateur and eventually professional Mixed Martial Arts fight circuits worldwide. Some of the professional Mixed Martial Arts leagues we prepare fighters for are: Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), International Fight League (IFL), ProElite EliteXC, and Pride. Second, the MMA program gives athletes, who just enjoy the sport, a chance to learn and improve their skills and compete with their peers. Third, the Mixed Martial Arts program offers members a chance to learn some effective and useful self-defense techniques for the street.

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

Muay Thai Kickboxing

This program will introduce you to the martial art of Kickboxing, which is based on Thailand's Muay Thai. You will increase your stamina, develop responsive reflexes, and improve your cardiovascular fitness. Kickboxing will also strengthen your arms, legs, shoulders, and abdominals and improve your hand-eye coordination. These characteristics and benefits make Kickboxing a very effective form of close range self-defense, as well as an excellent way to maintain physical fitness.

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


This program will teach you the basics of Boxing. Boxing classes will stimulate all muscle groups and provide the perfect combination of aerobic and anaerobic exercise. The boxing workout will improve your reflexes, coordination, flexibility, speed, power, and cardiovascular fitness.

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

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga is the eightfold path of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. It is more vigorous than most other styles of Yoga. Ashtanga is the practice of Yoga that combines breath control and a flow of sequential postures. The breath is used to synchronize each movement.

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

Karate Weapons

Private lessons in Karate Weapons teach students how to use weapons, most of which originated as farm tools in Okinawa. Students can work with many different types of weaponry, including wooden and metal weapons. These lessons teach students how to defend themselves with various weapons, as well as against various weapon attacks.


Self-Defense private lessons and seminars teach safe, simple, and effective methods of self-protection that really work. Self-Defense training focuses on actions you can take to prevent conflicts and altercations from happening in the first place. We offer the following Self-Defense seminars: Self-Defense for Women, Family Self-Defense, and Corporate Self-Defense.

Pre-Natal Yoga

The Pre-Natal Yoga program is a unique combination of Yoga, breathing, and relaxation exercises designed to help expectant moms prepare mind, body, and spirit for a healthy pregnancy and positive childbirth experience. Women can begin Pre-Natal Yoga at any time during their pregnancy because they only do what they comfortably can. Yoga exercises reach deep into the body; they massage, stimulate, relieve tension, work out stiffness, release trapped energy, revitalize and assist in overcoming many physical problems.

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!