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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.

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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

Our Kids Martial Arts classes keep students of all abilities active and engaged from day one. We're helping students across Louisville build confidence, respect, and discipline. Check it out today!

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Self Defense

Learn how to defend yourself in any situation with our cutting-edge Self Defense Classes in Louisville. We're helping everyday men and women stay in great shape and react to a threat at a moment's notice.

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Take on the best ground-based fighting skills in Louisville with our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program. We offer gi and no-gi training for men and women of all experience levels. For competition or total-body fitness, we've got you covered.

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Why Is CORE Right For You?

We're Committed To Getting The Most Out Of Every Single Workout

Comprehensive Self-Defense in Louisville - Core Combat Sports

Comprehensive Self-Defense

It's our goal every day to make sure you stay safe and prepared to confront a threat if danger ever crosses your path. Our training teaches the principles of fighting and gives you the skills to handle any situation.

High-Level Competition in Louisville - Core Combat Sports

High-Level Competition

If you're interested in training alongside the very best, you've come to the right place. At Core, we prepare some of the world's most accomplished fighters for the competition setting and our staff is jam-packed with world champions.

Total-Body Fitness in Louisville - Core Combat Sports

Total-Body Fitness

More interested in the fitness side of things? That's perfectly fine. Our Strength & Conditioning program covers a wide range of class styles and disciplines. Take on the best circuit training or improve your skills with our performance classes.

Unwavering Support in Louisville - Core Combat Sports

Unwavering Support

We've got your back each and every day. We know committing to a plan can be tough. There will be days you don't want to train and days you don't want to dig deep. We're here to help you push through and enjoy all that comes with it.

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