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.


ShaTia Rogers

is a licensed massage therapist (LMT) and a yoga instructor (200-hour RYT). She believes that massage therapy is a fantastic addition to any lifestyle and fitness regimen as it brings awareness and attention to the body and aids in recovery and injury prevention. Her background also includes kickboxing (trainer), weight training, tennis and numerous sports over the years. She is a firm believer that every BODY is capable of anything you put your mind, body and spirit into.