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Core Combat Sports

Professional Training For All Ages And Abilities

Core Combat Sports is the undisputed leader in combat sports, self-defense, and fitness. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, Core boasts several world champions and internationally renowned instructors in Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Judo. Core also offers a signature CoreFit program, personal fitness consultants, and a weight and fitness center. Core is a family-friendly gym with a professional atmosphere. Join us in Louisville today to get the very most out of your workouts.

World-Class Trainers

At Core, we are lucky to have one of the most accomplished martial arts staffs in the country. Our team brings decades of experience and multiple prestigious championships to the table every day. No matter what class you choose, you'll be surrounded by the best of the best.


World-Class Athletes

We are proud to train men and women from all walks of life and in our advanced classes, you’ll find athletes who compete nationally and internationally. Whether you're competing on the big stage or just trying to stay fit, we're here to make it happen.


Cutting-Edge Facilities

Our facility is truly one-of-a-kind. Across 10,000 square feet, you'll find free weights, TRX ropes, padded mats, heavy bags, MMA dummies, a full size boxing ring, and so much more. Our goal is to give you every resource you need to thrive.


Law Enforcement Friendly

We are known nation-wide as the go-to gym for cutting-edge self-defense and law enforcement training. It is our honor to serve those who serve us with specialized training for officers, first responders, or military units from any agency.

Kids Martial Arts

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Self Defense

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Check out all of our programs to find sustainable success, one day at a time!

Meet our Instructors

I am 40, fat and out of shape. I joined this gym because I had always wanted to learn how to box. From the very first class, I could tell that this gym was the real deal and that Coach Abdul was going to push me harder than I had trained in years. When I walked into my first class, he didn't write ....Read more

Chris C.

Has something for everyone! BEST jiujitsu in Kentucky. Very friendly and diverse group to train with. Whether you are trying to get in shape, learn how to defend yourself, or wanting to compete, Core Combat Sports is for you! ....Read more

Justin B.

Core Combat Sports added Krystal Kettler to their facility, Piloxing and insanity instructor. Krystal and her classes are awesome. Give her classes a try. It will kick your butt, but there is low impact if you need it. ( I am 56, sometimes I need it, but I feel great.) ....Read more

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