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

Open Gym at Hammer Training & Fitness (formerly LVIRK Training Center)

Hammer Training & Fitness (formerly LVIRK Training Center) is a certified USA Boxing facility. We offer an open gym package where boxers, kickboxers, mixed martial arts fighters, and anyone can train in the boxing ring, workout on heavy bags, and lift weights. Fighters may inquire about our on-staff Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts trainers or can bring their own trainer. Amateur and professional boxers, kickboxers, and mixed martial arts fighters are welcome to use the facility to train. Our boxing, kickboxing, and MMA trainers have years of experience training local fighters. Boxing, Kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts training will increase your stamina, develop your reflexes, and improve your cardiovascular fitness.

The bag room at Hammer Training & Fitness (formerly LVIRK Training Center) is equipped with everything a fighter needs. We have speed bags to work on your hand eye coordination and hand speed. We have a double ended ball to work on ducking and punching. We also have standard heavy bags to work on your techniques and get a good cardiovascular workout. The Body Opponent Bag (B.O.B.), a free standing heavy bag in the shape of a man's upper torso, can be used for targeting practice. Our bag room also has supply of jump ropes, medicine balls, and weighted bars for your training.


The weight room at Hammer Training & Fitness (formerly LVIRK Training Center) has equipment to work each muscle group in your body. We have dumbbells ranging from 3 pounds up to 100 pounds to workout your arms. In addition to the dumbbells, our weight room is equipped with a free weight bench with weights up to 1000 pounds and a universal machine that supports several arm press exercises. A dipping and pull up station is also available to work on your arm strength. To strengthen your leg muscles, we have a squat machine and a universal machine with several leg exercises on it. If you need to increase your stamina and build up your cardio, our weight room also has a treadmill, an elliptical, and recumbent bicycles.

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!