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

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

Teen & Adult Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) (Ages 14 & up)

The Teen & Adult 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 Teen & Adult 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. 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.

Our Teen & Adult Mixed Martial Arts program offers an intense workout similar to the workouts of professional fighters in Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), World Extreme Cagefighting® (WEC®), STRIKEFORCE™, M-1 Global, International Fight League (IFL), ProElite EliteXC, and Pride.

The Teen & Adult Mixed Martial Arts class will use the effective basic training skills, conditioning drills, punches, kicks, elbow & knee strikes of Muay Thai Kickboxing. The program will also add the basic throws of Judo, the ground fighting of Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling, and the self-defense skills of traditional Karate. This class puts the proven skills of all these arts together to make a simple, yet effective, art of self-defense.

We welcome all newcomers regardless of their ability or level. So feel free to come and participate in two free classes to see if this is the place you want to ROLL!

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

Youth Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) (Ages 10 - 14)

The Youth Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) program teaches the same striking and grappling techniques utilized in the Teen & Adult MMA program and Mixed Martial Arts competitions. The Youth MMA program develops the punching, kicking, and ground fighting skills of the younger students to prepare them for the Teen & Adult MMA program or youth competitions. Youth MMA students who wish to test their MMA skills may enter Grappling competitions and/or Kickboxing fights (with a parent's permission).

The Youth Mixed Martial Arts program is also a great complement to a young wrestler's training in the off-season. The ground fighting skills taught in the Youth MMA program are based on Greco-Roman Wrestling, Submission Grappling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and can help to enhance any wrestler's skill level.

The conditioning provided by the workouts in the Youth Mixed Martial Arts program also make it an excellent form of exercise to increase a child's overall fitness level.

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!