We started Rough Hands in order to offer a variety of different group classes in a less-traditional format. Throughout each week we will be offering a variety of Yoga, Fitness, and Krav Maga self defense classes. No contracts, no commitments -- We want to earn your business every time you come through the door. We love training, we love teaching, and can't wait to meet you.



Jesse Walker

is a Fit to Fight® certified Krav Maga black belt, a fitness coach, and certified Active Killer Defense, BCon,  SPARology and From the Ground Up instructor. His background also includes training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Wrestling, Boxing, Kali/Arnis, and Muay Thai. Jesse brings a level of excitement and expertise to his students found nowhere else in the Louisville area.

Shelby York

is a 200-hour RYT yoga instructor + Yoga Alliance certified in Shamanic studies, as a healing facilitator/instructor. Shelby is also an accomplished self-defense instructor. She has a diverse background in dance, kick boxing, wrestling, Shamanic arts, & Krav Maga. Her yoga background includes: Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Kundalini.