Certified Personal Trainer,
Corrective Exercise Specialist.
Aikido / Jiujitsu / Self-Defense Instructor.

Tel:  646-209-5373
or soonaiki@gmail.com

I specialize in training men and women with busy careers, yet who would like to include a program of strength training and physical and emotional wellness in their daily schedule. My programming includes  learning to train your whole body with correct movements to prevent injury and maintain steady progress week to week and month to month.

At 41 years of age I understand the challenges of balancing work demands with personal life goals.  I also understand the changes and challenges our physical and emotional beings undergo between our 20s, 30s and into mid-life.   I maintain a consistent training program for myself and would like to impart my 35 years of experience in martial art training, strength training and athletic performance to everyone interested in taking better care of their whole being.

My youngest client is 16 years of age and my eldest is 75 years of age.  I work with each client to assess their goals and how to best incorporate a training program to suit their body and to meet their goals.

Personal Training:
Single Session: $125
5 Training Sessions: $500
10 Training Sessions: $950 

Martial Arts Lab with Greg Soon: 
Mondays  6:00pm – 7:30pm
112 West 27th Street (btwn 6th & 7th Avenues) New York, NY


Self-Defense Training:
I have over 35 years of training in self-defense and offer Private Self-Defense lessons (based on Boxing, Wrestling and classical Jiu-Jitsu).


began boxing at the age of 5.  Throughout my childhood I trained in boxing, wrestling, and Judo.  I began weight-training at the age of 12 and was the youngest member of Cordova Gym in Rancho Cordova, CA.

I began Aikido training in 1993 and was an Uchi Deshi (live-in disciple) of Seiichi Sugano Shihan and Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan, both of whom were uchi deshi of the founder of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba.  In 1998 I was hired by New York Aikikai as Yamada Sensei’s personal uchi deshi. I began teaching Aikido at New York Aikikai in 1997 and began teaching Aikido and self-defense skills independently in 1999.

I have maintained my martial art and personal training practice on W. 27th Street in NYC since 2002.

I train clients at Moving Body Resources (112 W 27th Street).

National Academy of Sports Medicine: Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist. 

Training Videos

In this video I demonstrate a Barbell Hang Clean and Front Squat combination with 150lbs.
The Barbell Hang Clean is an Olympic Lifting Technique to Develop Power and Strength.
Front Squats
emphasize the quadriceps and the upper back. They require a more upright posture than a back squat, minimizing flexion in the lumbar spine and increasing core stabilization.  Squatting builds stronger muscles that lead to increases in speed, power, and quickness for all types of sports:

In this video I am working with a Heavy Bag and punching combinations (the jab, the right cross and the left hook) combined with footwork to generate the powerful movement needed in proper striking. Heavy bag work can be integrated into Aikido and Self-Defense training that I offer:

In this video I demonstrate the Barbell Deadlift with 345lbs:
The Deadlift is a compound exercise, meaning it works every major muscle group in your body. Of All weightlifting exercises, the Deadlift is the true measure of strength. Knowing and performing the Deadlift properly is the key to maintaining core strength and preventing injuries.  I will work with you to master the Deadlift: “The King of All Exercises”: