Lehigh Valley Isshin Ryu Karate, Inc. (LVIRK) opened the LVIRK Training Center in May 2003. Our facility offers various types of classes, such as Isshin Ryu Karate, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, Ashtanga Yoga, and Pre-Natal Yoga. We offer classes for students of all ages and ability levels. We offer private lessons and personal training catered toward your interests and goals. Private lessons are available for all of the programs offered, Self-Defense, Karate Weapons, Kendo, and some other specialties. We also offer an open gym package to train in our bag room, weight room, and boxing ring.
Our facility is located in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania (just minutes from the Lehigh Valley Mall) in a historic building that once housed the financial department for Phoenix Forge. Our facility consists of four matted workout rooms that contain a wide variety of training equipment, such as Body Opponent Bags (BOBs), Bobby Bullies, Heavy bags, Thai bags, speed bags, shields, and target mitts. The LVIRK Training Center also contains a weight room for working out on your own or with a personal trainer. To help you relax after a hard day's work or a hard workout, a massage therapist awaits at The One You, located in the lower level of our facility. And when you just need a break, we have a couch to relax on with cable TV and a monitor to watch the classes in progress.
Our Master Instructor Renshi Rodney Guignet has put forth a goal to be able to meet the needs of all students no matter what their age or ability level. We have Isshin Ryu Karate classes for children in kindergarten and above. We offer teen and adult programs in Isshin Ryu Karate, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, and Ashtanga Yoga for any skill level. For Seniors that are interested in our programs, we even offer a substantial Senior discount.