Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA)  
MAIA is the world's most innovative and creative martial arts business association. Their mission is to grow the martial arts industry by raising the standards of professionalism in teaching, curriculum, education, techniques, methods, safety and communication.

Okinawa Isshinryu Karate and Kobudo Association (OIKKA)  
The OIKKA was established in 1990 by Master Angi Uezu to promote and teach Isshinryu Karate under the guidance of Master Uezu and in the tradition that he has established. The OIKKA conducts seminars and tournaments on an annual basis to help unify the membership.

International Association of Martial Artists (IAMA)  
IAMA was founded by Gary Alexander, a former Marine and Martial Artist, to provide a forum for better interfaces with styles, better teaching methods, standards rules to govern competitions, standards of excellence, criteria for the awarding of rank, and combined business potentials.

USA Boxing  
USA Boxing is the national governing body of amateur, Olympic-style boxing, and is the United States' member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA). As a national governing body recognized by the United States Olympic Committee, USA Boxing is responsible for the administration, development and promotion of Olympic-style boxing in the United States.

Hammer Training & Fitness

Address: 420 Allentown Drive, Allentown, PA 18109
Phone: (610) 841-7010

Previously at:

Address: 767 Front St, Catasauqua, PA 18032
Phone: (610) 443-5107
Fax: (610) 443-5109


Rodney Guignet  bullet  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.   read more more
Rebecca Pizzolatto  bullet  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).   read more more
William Miranda  bullet  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.   read more more
Carol Lesusky  bullet  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.   read more more
Tommy Pressimone  bullet  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.    read more more
Michael Manion  bullet  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.   read more more
Miss Lauren  bullet  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.   read more more
Dawn Cowell  bullet  Licensed Massage Therapist. Dawn Cowell has experience in both the workplace and as a holistic and certified practitioner of massage therapy.    read more more