Lehigh Valley's Premier Fitness, Athletic, & Martial Arts Training Facility

Women’s Self-Defense Seminar

June 21, 2014 & June 28, 2014 / Saturday at 10 am – 1 pm / $60

Hammer Training & Fitness will be holding a women’s self-defense two day seminar on Saturday, June 21, 2014 and Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 10 am – 1 pm for $60.

The Self-Defense program teaches safe, simple, and effective methods of self-protection that really work. This program focuses on physical defense solutions, but also covers actions you can take to prevent conflicts and altercations from happening in the first place.

In today’s world, you never know when you will need self-defense skills to protect yourself or even your child. This program teaches the proper way to strike and the best places to target, which are not necessarily what you think. The Self-Defense program teaches a priceless skill in a fun, safe environment and provides a great cardio workout.

The Self-Defense program can help give you the boost you need to attain goals, be more assertive, and to stand up for yourself, if needed. You will be surprised at how confident and secure this program will make you feel. Best of all, no previous experience is necessary.

Space is limited!  Call 610-841-7010 now to reserve your spot.

Grappling and Wrestling Tournament

Hammer Training & Fitness is holding a Grappling and Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 420 Allentown Drive, Allentown, PA 18109.  Competitors: $30.  Spectators: $5.  For more information click here.

Derek Ortiz

Muay Thai Kickboxing Instructor

derek ortiz small Derek OrtizDerek has been training with LVIRK Training Center, now Hammer Training & Fitness, for over seven years. He has been interested in Martial Arts since he was young. While searching the internet for a Muay Thai Kickboxing school, he came across LVIRK Training Center. He tried a Kickboxing class and was immediately hooked and has been training ever since. Kickboxing and Boxing are Derek’s first loves, although, he is definitely planning on participating in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling classes that are offered at Hammer Training & Fitness.

Derek was offered the opportunity to teach a Muay Thai class under the supervision of Coach Rodney Guignet. He jumped at this chance to share what he learned with others. Derek likes taking the reins and helping the gym through instructing class as he is needed.

Derek has an artistic side which comes out in the most interesting ways. He enjoys working with theatrical makeup and turning ordinary subjects into hideous creatures. He is always willing to transform a willing subject. His pencil drawings look so alive as well.

Jose de la Rosa Jr.

MMA Instructor, Hammer XFit Instructor

jose de la rosa jr small Jose de la Rosa Jr.After high school basketball season ended, Jose de la Rosa Jr. started to look for something more competitive – luckily, Jose found Team Hammer. For 4 years and counting, Jose has continuously dedicated himself to becoming a well-rounded Mixed Martial Artist – and his efforts extend beyond having one of the best double-leg takedowns in the academy.

Jose assumed the role as head instructor for Hammer Training & Fitness’s Youth MMA Program. Each day, Jose develops lesson plans to challenge his kids both physically and mentally. Couple that with encouragement, praise, and achievable goals – well, it’s easy to see why Jose’s young athletes enjoy the Youth MMA Program. The kids hit pads, do partner work, toss around grappling dummies, and become friends. “Sometimes I let the kids watch some of the adults spar and it’s always funny when they ask me to teach them all of the ‘cool’ techniques.”

When asked what the best part of teaching youth MMA is, Jose says “the kids have really different personalities. Some of my kids are shy and some are really extroverted. But after a few classes they start to become more confident and then their personalities come through.” Jose, once being more on the shy side himself, has experienced the same benefits from the Adult MMA Program.

While he prefers Jiu-Jitsu and is active in the tournament circuit, Jose has competed in several MMA and K1-Rules Kickboxing bouts. You can always find Jose training or teaching at Hammer Training & Fitness. He is always willing to spar or roll, answer questions, or show you a new technique.

In 2014, Jose started teaching Hammer XFit – a new cross training class developed by owner Rodney S Guignet.

Jose is studying to become a Physical Therapist Assistant at Lehigh Carbon Community College.

Support Our Veterans

Support Our Veterans!

March 22, 2014 – 4 pm to 10 pm

Hammer Training & Fitness will be holding an event to support the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council.


420 Allentown Drive
Allentown, PA 18109

Event Activities

  • Martial Arts Seminar: 4 pm – 5 pm
  • Social / Speeches: 5 pm – 7 pm
  • Sparring Matches: 7 pm – 10 pm

Prices for the Seminar

  • Veterans with Military ID: $25
  • Adults (16+): $30
  • Children (Ages 7-15): $10

Space is Limited!

There will be no charge for the social and sparring matches, but we will be asking for donations.

50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council.